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Since the 2019 Scientific Symposium, the combined HTRS/NASTH membership represents the full spectrum of clinical, basic science, and translational science professionals in hemostasis and thrombosis. NASTH members, please contact us with membership transfer questions: [email protected]


For CME credits, attendees should use form and pass code sent

Attendees received info to apply for CME credits -- the electronic form and pass code -- in emails sent from [email protected] following the meeting. For further info, contact [email protected] directly.


TRAINEE WORKSHOPS: 'Building a Career in Hemostasis and Thrombosis'

Next Trainee Workshop - Pre-ASH December 4-5, 2019 in Orlando, FL

The HTRS Trainee Workshops target pediatric and adult medicine residents and fellows (MD and DOs) interested in exploring careers as clinicians and/or physician scientists in hemostasis and thrombosis. Each 1.5-day Workshop is limited to 30 trainees. Attendees receive free HTRS membership for the duration of their training.

More details to come!











All applications are required to be submitted on the new HTRS grant application site at
Applicants should click on "Register" and create an account with an email and password.
Pre-proposal Due Date:  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Click here for more information.

The HTRS Mentored Research Awards provide trainees and junior faculty the financial support, mentoring, and protected research time to launch research careers in the blood sciences by:

   • Supporting innovative research

   • Pairing talented young physician-scientists with seasoned investigators

   • Bridging the gap between mentored research and research independence

Jordan A. Shavit, MD, PhD (pictured left) received an HTRS Mentored Research Award in 2008 and is now a practicing pediatric hematologist at the University of Michigan, specializing in the care of children with diseases of the blood coagulation system. He is known internationally for his investigation of the genetics of von Willebrand Disease and human blood clotting disorders using animal models. Photo provided by Dr. Shavit and used with permission.



At HTRS, we are the leading North American professional society dedicated to research, mentoring, workforce development, and continuing medical education for physicians, investigators, and all health care professionals interested in advancing care for people with hemostatic and thrombotic disorders, offering:

  • Grants and awards

  • Continuing education

  • Career development networks

Dr. Patricia Zerra, MD, (pictured left) received an HTRS Mentored Research Award in 2018 and is now a practicing pediatric hematologist and transfusion medicine specialist at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Zerra’s current research focuses on the immune response to FVIII in an effort to identify initiating immune events that can serve as targets to prevent FVIII inhibitor formation in patients with hemophilia A. Photo provided by Dr. Zerra and used with permission.


Abstracts from 2019 Symposium published in Haemophilia

The Abstracts from the HTRS/NASTH 2019 Scientific Symposium are now published in Haemophilia, the official journal of HTRS. 

To view a PDF version of the entire collection of abstracts, CLICK HERE.

Subscribers to Haemophilia may also view the abstracts on the Wiley Online Library: CLICK HERE.

To view all abstracts on the Wiley Online Library that publishes Haemophilia, an online subscription is needed and is complimentary as a benefit of HTRS membership. Check out our members-only section on the HTRS website for complete instructions on how to sign up.


Podcast: NHLBI Resources and Grants for Hematologists with Drs. DiMichele and Hoots

How to maximize research training and funding opportunities for non-malignant hematology and blood science investigators is the subject of this free podcast, in which Dr. Donna DiMichele and Dr. Keith Hoots of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) talk about NHLBI and National Institutes of Health resources and grants available to hematologists.  They provide important info about the new Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists, stress the significance of working with program officers, and advise applicants on how to make the application as smooth as possible. 

To access the ASH-DBDR podcast via the ASH link, CLICK HERE.

To access directly, CLICK HERE.


HTRS/NASTH 2019 Scientific Symposium: For CME credits, attendees should use form and passcode

On the last day of the meeting, attendees received the electronic form and passcode from the [email protected] email account twice following the meeting -- which are needed to get CME credits. For more info, contact [email protected] directly.

This was the 11th Symposium of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS), and the first in which NASTH partnered with us.  Our organizations brought together leading basic and translational science investigators with clinical colleagues for a dynamic meeting featuring:

  • State-of-the-Art Lectures and Scientific Sessions
  • Collaboration and networking
  • Oral Abstract Presentations and Poster Sessions
  • Career Development Breakfasts for early career investigators

Thanks to the HTRS/NASTH 2019 Symposium Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Medical Education Supporters:

Bayer, BPL, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, CSL Behring, Genentech, HTRS Members who Donated to the 2018 Annual Appeal, Octapharma, Pfizer,  Sanofi Genzyme, Sebia, Takeda, Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, uniQure Inc.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, BMS/Pfizer, BPL, CSL Behring, CSL Behring Medical Affairs, Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders, Genentech, Grifols USA, LLC, Hemophilia Alliance, Kedrion Biopharma Inc., Machaon Diagnostics, Novo Nordisk Inc., Pfizer, Red Chip Enterprises, Sanofi Genzyme, Takeda, Takeda Medical Affairs, Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Versiti

Medical Education Grants
Bayer, CSL Behring, Genentech, Grifols USA, Inc., Pfizer, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Apply for a Grant

Announcing the HTRS 2020 Mentored Research Award
Applications must be submitted at after registering with your email and password.  Click on "Register" to begin.  (You will be able to save your work and return to it later.)

Pre-proposal Deadline Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET


THSNA Travel-to-a-Mentor Award


2019 HTRS Annual Business Meeting: June 10, 2019

HTRS members, please check your email for a link to register now!


The 2018 HTRS Annual Business Meeting webinar and slides are available to HTRS members for viewing in the members-only section on the HTRS website.



Join a Registry 

The Children’s Hospital-Acquired Thrombosis (CHAT) Study



CONGRATS! Laura Mott retires

After seven years of service to HTRS as Director of Grants & Programs and former co-Executive Director, Laura Mott has retired. We are truly grateful for her tireless dedication to our mission and wish her the best in this next, well-deserved chapter!


THANKS to Drs. Journeycake, Luchtman-Jones for Board tenure

Sincere thanks to Drs. Janna Journeycake (left) and Lori Luchtman-Jones (below), whose time on the HTRS Board of Directors is complete and very much appreciated. HTRS thanks them for their service!


In addition to each serving a three-year tenure on the HTRS board, Dr.  Luchtman-Jones joined Dr. Journeycake as a reviewer for HTRS' flagship Mentored Research Award Program.





2020 HTRS Research Colloquium

April 21-22, 2020: Pre-THSNA 2020 Summit, Hyatt Centric, Chicago

The HTRS Research Colloquium targets junior faculty and early-stage investigators (MDs, DOs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs) who have completed fellowship and/or postdoctoral training and are working to build sustainable academic research careers in hemostasis and thrombosis. Third- or fourth-year medical fellows and/or postdocs may apply to attend if they can demonstrate an established commitment to building a research career in hemostasis or thrombosis upon completion of training. Travel awards are available for early-stage investigators upon application.

2020 THSNA Summit

April 22-25, 2020: Sheraton Hotel, Chicago IL

2021 HTRS Scientific Symposium

March 11-13, 2021: Loews Coronado Bay, San Diego, CA


HTRS Member SpotlightDr. Peter A. Kouides, MD, Recipient of the 2019 Dr. Joan Cox Gill Award for Outstanding Service to HTRS

Dr. Peter Kouides is Medical and Research Director of the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center in Rochester, New York. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In his 25-plus years of affiliation with the Mary M. Gooley HTC, Dr. Kouides has served as principal investigator (PI) on a number of retrospective and prospective studies focused on the gynecological and obstetrical complications of von Willebrand disease (VWD) and a local PI on numerous hemophilia surveillance and treatment studies. Dr. Kouides has been Co-chair of the Centers for Disease Control Universal Data Collection Study of Women with Bleeding Disorders and member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) Women’s Health Issues Scientific Subcommittee. He is Section Co-chair of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Self-Assessment Program Chapter on Women with Hemostasis and Thrombosis Issues. He is also a member of the VWD Working Group of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, and member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council from 2006-2012 and again from 2018-future. He is a mentor to the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorder (FWGBD) Learning Action Network. Dr. Kouides is President of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) 2018-2020. He also directs the World Federation of Hemophilia Twinning Program between the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center, initially with Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 2009-2013, and presently with Kathmandu, Nepal since 2014.

Awards include:

  • 2005 NHF Special Recognition Award for research in women with bleeding disorders
  • 2007 RGH first annual Dr. Samuel Grove and Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss “Golden Hand Award”
  • 2008 University of Rochester Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine Teaching Award
  • 2009 National Hemophilia Foundation Physician of the Year Award
  • 2010 Rochester General Hospital Father Norton Award (“Physician of the Year”)
  • 2014 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Award of Appreciation as Past President
  • 2014 Thrombosis Hemostasis Summit of North America Award of Appreciation as Summit Co-chair
  • 2017 Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute Fellows Teaching Award
  • 2019 FWGBD Ann-Marie Nazzaro Award for Advancing the Mission and Vision of the Foundation


Q: Outside of medicine, what other interests do you pursue?

A: I’m involved in the local chapter of the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children (NCMEC), where we take part in a 100-mile race to raise money for the Center. I have a special place in my heart for the underdog, for those who face challenges because they are ill, disenfranchised, or maltreated. I am full-time fundraiser, it seems; I have not met a cause I did not like!  Additional examples of recent efforts include the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center triathlon, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society ride, the National Blood Clot Alliance NYC 5-borough ride, and our local Alzheimer’s Walk.

As long as it’s more than 30 degrees outside, I bike. From April to October, I ride seven miles to work and back. Usually in the morning, weather and time permitting, I take the scenic route – 20 miles round-trip along Lake Ontario or the Erie Canal to the office.  It’s my daily de-stressor.

I also love photography and travel. Taking pictures is a great way to remember the smiles and sites of a trip. I especially love street scenes and try to capture the whole scene with my wide-angle lens.  My wife and I have done “Backroads” trips, including along the Danube and in the Pyrenees. Recently, we took a bike trip to Thailand, which we loved.

The best part of travel is visiting family and friends in Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or Paris. We love to travel “off the beaten track” together.  My wife, Ruth, is an internist/general medicine physician who is a former program director. We have two kids: Andrew, who is 24 and lives in Boston, and Mara, who is 27 and is a social worker in Rochester, NY. 

Q: If you could bring one book and movie to a desert island...

A: I would take The Iliad and The Odyssey and try to tackle them both, and I would try to read them in Greek.  I know enough just to get by now, but I’d aspire to do this.  My parents were married in 1953, and my mom was a first-generation immigrant from Greece. My Dad emigrated in 1953. I still have relatives there. As for movies, I’d go with our family’s traditional favorites: It’s a Wonderful Life and Forrest Gump. I would also add my personal favorites: the Godfather I, Pay it Forward, and The Gods Must be Crazy (the last two, less well-known gems)..


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