Malmö Course 2020 - Educational Event - Postponed


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Lund University Commissioned Education | Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis

NEW DATES: Tuesday, November 9 - Thursday, November 11, 2021

Malmö, Sweden

The 12th international, case-oriented course offering hematologists further training in von Willebrand Disease


CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE: In light of public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from both the WHO and the CDC, this meeting has been postponed to November 9-11, 2021.

HTRS was commissioned by Octapharma to recruit and select up to three U.S. hematologists in 2020 to be provided with travel, lodging, and registration to attend Von Willebrand Disease – From Theory to Clinical Practice from April 22-24, 2020 (originally), in Malmö, Sweden. This educational course and the U.S. attendees' expenses are supported by Octapharma, and the course is offered in collaboration with the Malmö Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Lund University, and Skåne University Hospital.

Applications were sought from U.S. hematologists working in non-commercial institutions within seven years of fellowship who are members of the ConECCTOR (junior faculty) network of HTRS, who could demonstrate a commitment to hemostasis, and who also could show a need for further training in the diagnosis and management of VWD. Successful applicants travel to Malmö, Sweden to take part in this educational course. The course uses an evidence-based, interactive approach to learning through presentations and case reviews. Specifically, attendees will gain new knowledge in these areas:

  • Molecular genetic background
  • Blood coagulation and methods of measurement
  • Diagnosis
  • On-demand treatment and prophylaxis
  • Treatment during surgical operation
  • Children with VWD and aspects of VWD in the area of gynecology and obstetrics
  • Inhibitor development to VWF
  • Monitoring of VWD patients
  • International knowledge about organizations focused on von Willebrand Disease

Priority was given to applicants who are current HTRS Core members.  To become an HTRS Core member, visit the Membership tab of this website.


For full information, please click on the following links:

2020 Malmö Call for Applications

2020 Malmö Course Description

2020 Malmö Flyer

2020 Malmö Schedule


2020 Malmö Course Recipients


Neha Bhasin, MD

Corey Falcon, MD

Karen Zimowski, MD


2019 Malmö Course Recipients


Glaivy M. Batsuli, MD

Jennifer G. Davila, MD

Ming Y. Lim, MBBCh, MSCr