10th GNMOT to be held in Glasgow

The 10th Global national member organization (NMO) Training will be held this May in Glasgow, Scotland, a few days before the WFH 2018 World Congress. The meeting—held every two years—has supported national member organizations (NMOs) around the world by helping them to expand their knowledge and skills, improve their internal structures, and make their external activities more efficient and effective.

The Global NMO Training event has been a great success since its inception, with up to 100 NMO members attending every year. Since 2004, the WFH has provided 128 youth fellowships to attend the Global NMO Training, the WFH Congress and the WFH Annual Meeting of the General Assembly. Many of the fellows went on to play key roles in their NMOs or youth groups. Some fellows have even gone on to become president of their NMO.

The three-day Global NMO Training will offer representatives from NMOs around the world a unique opportunity to gather together and share learnings, acquire new knowledge, meet old friends, and make new ones. This year, participants will be able to take part in a number of plenary and workshop training sessions covering topics such as novel therapies, fundraising, and building relationships and alliances with different stakeholders.

An important part of the Global NMO Training is the Youth Fellowship Program. The goal of this program is to promote the development of future leaders in the international bleeding disorders community by providing them with leadership skills training, resources, and the opportunity to meet other youth leaders from around the world. Youth fellows will take part in the WFH Global NMO Training, the WFH 2018 World Congress, and the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly which will be held at the Congress.

For more information on the WFH Global NMO Training or the WFH Youth Fellowship Program, please contact Stephanie Pineda, Program Coordinator, Twinning and Global NMO Training, at [email protected]. The application deadline is December 1, 2017. The event will be held in English, and will be simultaneously translated in Spanish, Russian and French.