Medical Plenary: Gene Therapy | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Steve Pipe and Luigi Naldini explore the promise of gene therapy and the broad-based multi-stakeholder preparation that is needed to deliver on this achievement. Steve Pipe explores that, although we currently stand on the threshold of this achievement, delivering on this promise will require broad-based multi-stakeholder […]

Women and girls with hemophilia | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Roseline d’Oiron, Sarah O’Brien and Andra James discuss issues on women and girls with hemophilia (WGWH), including female carriers with low levels of FVIII or FIX and/or bleeding experiences. The key points that will be covered are the importance of early diagnosis during childhood of affected […]

Inhibitors – Think differently | Virtual Summit 2020

The development of inhibitory antibodies to therapeutic factor VIII (FVIII) in up to 40% of people with severe hemophilia A (HA) is the major complication in treatment/prevention of hemorrhages. The reasons some people with HA develop inhibitors while others do not, remain unclear. In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Sebastien Lacroix-Desmazes, Kathleen […]

Redefining prophylaxis in the modern era | Virtual Summit 2020

The currently evolving novel therapies for the management of hemophilia has ushered in a new era characterized by improved prophylaxis targets and outcomes. In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Johnny Mahlangu, Victor Blanchette, Robert Klamroth and Emna Gouider redefine prophylaxis in the modern era by revisiting its definition, presenting data to support […]

Virtual workshop: Creators and innovators: NMOs investing in youth

Listen to this 75-minute workshop that took place on 26th November 2020, moderated by Clive Smith (UK), WFH lay member, to explore youth engagement practices around the world, and to help participants understand the benefits of active youth involvement in national member organizations (NMO). This session features a debate contest involving Deniece Chevannes (USA), new […]

WFH Guidelines for the Management of Hemophilia | Virtual Summit 2020

In this session from the WFH 2020 Virtual Summit, Glenn Pierce, Alok Srivastava, Steven Pipe, Manuel Carcao, Margaret Ragni and Johnny Mahlangu present and discuss updates to the WFH Guidelines for the Management of Hemophilia. Discussion topics include hemostatic agents, prophylaxis, inhibitors, and treatment of specific hemorrhages. Click below to access more on-demand Virtual Summit […]

WFH Global VWD Call to Action: The World’s Response

Listen to this webinar which took place on August 26, 2020. Moderated by Dawn Rotellini (USA), the webinar features an overview of von Willebrand Disease by Magdy El Ekiaby, MD (Egypt), information about the Global VWD Call to Action by Luisa Durante (Canada), and presentations by Chedia Aroua (Tunisia), Cassie Osejo (Panama), and Louise Ellwood […]

Stepping up and not stepping out: a nursing and psychosocial perspective to COVID-19

Listen to this 1-hour webinar presented on 4 May 2020, chaired by Glenn Pierce, MD, PhD (WFH VP Medical). Kate Khair (U.K.), WFH Nurses Committee chair and Marlène Beijlevelt (Netherlands), WFH Nurses Committee member, presented a nursing perspective on how to deal with the current pandemic. Ed Kuebler (U.S.A), WFH Psychosocial Committee chair and Richa […]

Low-Dose Prophylaxis – India Experience

In the Tuesday afternoon session entitled Prophylaxis: Global Models of Low-Dose Prophylaxis, Shashikant Apte presents the results of the implementation of tertiary prophylaxis programs in India, focusing on reduction of annual bleed rate (ABR) in hemophilia A and B.