Welcome to the ISTH Academy — the premier education site for thrombosis and haemostasis.
Understanding the processes behind blood clotting can have far reaching consequences, from preventing heart attacks and treating haemophilia to saving the lives of trauma patients.
The ISTH Academy's content is open and relevant to all those looking for a working knowledge of thrombosis, from clinicians working with thrombosis patients and those training in internal medicine, haematology or vascular biology to (bio)medical students and researchers.
An understanding of thrombosis is important across many medical fields (e.g. orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery) because a venous thrombosis can arise as a complication of many other conditions. Improved knowledge of thrombosis, its diagnosis and management, may improve detection and reduce associated morbidity and mortality.
The ISTH Academy's modules take you through many aspects of thrombosis, including its basis in the coagulation system, etiology and prognosis, diagnosis and management. As well as educational, the modules are interactive and multimedia, featuring a number of fascinating key lectures from some of the leading experts in the field, contemporary conceptual animations and classic 'paper-based' learning.
Available on the worldwide web, the ISTH Academy transcends international boundaries. Whatever country you are reading this in, and whatever your motivation for learning, we hope the ISTH Academy meets your education needs.
I would like to extend my thanks to our dedicated authors and particularly to you for choosing and using the ISTH Academy.
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Chair, Education Committee