Substitution therapy | Virtual Summit 2020

Despite significant paradigm shifts in the medical management of hemophilia A with inhibitors and the expanding use of novel non-factor therapies, FVIII-based immune tolerance induction (ITI) is still the only effective means to inhibitor eradication. With the recently introduced Atlanta protocol, emicizumab prophylaxis is given in combination with 50-100 IU/kg FVIII three times a week. […]

Physical activity for joint health and wellness | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Paul McLaughlin, Adolfo Llinas, Pamela Narayan & Chavez Edgecombe discuss how exercising joints and muscles can reduce spontaneous bleeding in the long term. This session will aim to demonstrate easy and practical methods in musculoskeletal care from orthopedist, physiotherapist and patient perspectives, including bone health without […]

Nurses: Emerging hemophilia nursing skills | Virtual Summit 2020

This session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, with Kate Khair, Amber Federizo, Michelle Witkop, Regina Butler & Cathy Harrison, will cover best evidence-based practices and will also look at how the role of nurses in delivering care will change dramatically over the coming years. The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine […]

Musculoskeletal: Synovitis & synovectomy | Virtual Summit 2020

This session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit with Sébastien Lobet, Eline van Bergen, Sylvia Thomas & Mauricio Silva will address the current understanding of synovitis and its treatment options, with specific emphasis on chemical and radioactive synovectomy, surgical options, rehabilitation, and non-surgical management. The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine and […]

Multidisciplinary plenary: Quality of life | Virtual Summit 2020

This plenary from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit seeks to explore and explain the role of pain. Deon York, Lorimer Moseley and Dr. Bajan Singh will explore the new understanding of pain, and how that understanding can change one’s perspectives of dealing with pain, as well as an overview of what sleep is, how it […]

Musculoskeletal: Hot topic debates | Virtual Summit 2020

This session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit will feature three controversial topics debated by experts in their field. Hortensia De la Corte Rodriguez, Annette von Drygalski, Mauricio Silva, David Dalstrom, Janaina Bosso and David Stephensen will discuss point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) image capture by patients, ankle arthrodesis vs. arthroplasty, and HJHS vs. functional measurement. The […]

Management of comorbidities in bleeding disorders | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Mike Makris, Pal Andre Holme and Christine Kempton explore the incidence and management of the comorbidities of the aging people with hemophilia, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine and under no circumstances recommends particular treatment […]

Free papers: Late breaking 2 | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Saliou Diop, Ampaiwan Chuansumrit, Silvia Riva and Ahmad Tarawah discuss: “Connection between a local Registry and World Bleeding Disorders Registry: Automatic hemophilia patients’ data transfer” “Psychological status of older patients with hemophilia: results from the multicenter S+PHERA study” “Prevalence of bleeding symptoms among young adults in […]