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EAHAD 2023 Congress – The great return: our first in-person meeting in 2 years

EAHAD 2023 Congress, the great return: our first in-person meeting in 2 years

Brussels, Belgium, 21 February 2023 – From 7 to 10 February 2023, the EAHAD 2023 Congress took place in Manchester and online. More than 2200 delegates from 92 countries, of which only about 400 attended remotely, joined us for the first on-site congress since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe in 2020.

Under the direction of Congress President Prof. Michael Makris and thanks to high-quality sessions, renowned speakers, and interactive presentations, EAHAD 2023 solidified its spot as the place-to-be for anyone wanting to discover and deepen their knowledge on the latest in the field of haemophilia and allied disorders.

The meeting opened on Tuesday 7 with the Allied Health Professionals Day. Streams dedicated to physiotherapists, nurses and psychosocial professionals were shared with the European and international AHP community. The day started with the traditional welcome introduction by EAHAD President Dr Robert Klamroth and a Joint Session on new therapies and their effect on an AHP. The diverse sessions that followed helped delegates develop new ideas together, with plenty of interaction and novel knowledge shared.

From 8-10 February, the main scientific programme took place.

Wednesday 8 started with the Multidisciplinary Haemophilia Educational Session, focusing on the role of sports in Haemophilia. The session aimed to show different views and approaches to the audience when it comes to sports, with the patient’s perspective in particular gripping the audience’s attention.

Different satellite symposia followed and the day closed with the Poster Networking Reception, with delegates exploring the poster area and having the chance to talk directly to the authors.

Thursday 9 offered attendees the chance to experience a vast array of interesting sessions and presentations. Some of the highlights were the highly anticipated session on Gene Therapy, as well as insightful presentations on the role of a hepatologist in haemophilia centres, future therapies for von Willebrand Disease, dealing with steroid side effects and withdrawal, and more.

Friday 10 hosted two EAHAD Congress staples: the always exciting SLAM session and the crown jewel of EAHAD 2023, the Latest Clinical Trial Results session.

With five not-to-be-missed presentations, the LCTR session offered a deep dive into key issues that can potentially transform the future haemophilia and allied disorders landscape.

We would like to thank everyone that joined and supported us in our first foray into in-person meetings since 2020. Don’t forget that all content will remain available on the virtual platform for 3 months after the Congress dates.

We look forward to seeing you at the 17th Annual Congress of EAHAD, to be held from 6 to 9 February 2024, in Frankfurt, Germany.