The resilient and global bleeding disorders community has once again shown the world its family spirit. Despite the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of people participated in the WFH Virtual Summit: Connecting the Global Bleeding Disorders Community. More than 8,550 participants from 160 countries took part in over 50 sessions over six days.
“I’m so proud of global bleeding disorders community,” said Alain Weill, President of the WFH. “At some points, COVID-19 seemed like an insurmountable obstacle. But here we are, together, virtually. The fact that we were able to gather from all around the world for the WFH Virtual Summit shows just how inclusive a family we really are.”
There was something for everyone at the WFH Virtual Summit, including educational medical and multidisciplinary sessions, WFH Humanitarian Aid Program announcements, and information related to the many endeavours led by the WFH, such as its registries, development programs, the Twinning program and the VWD Call to Action. Many of these sessions were simultaneously translated into five languages. Select sessions will be available on demand and on the Daily Summit, and we encourage you to see them if you haven’t already, and share them with your friends and colleagues.
Of course, the WFH is hard at work on our next events—where we hope to be able to meet you in person once again. Find out more about that here.
On behalf of the World Federation of Hemophilia, thank you for taking part in the WFH Virtual Summit, and we look forward to continuing to work with you towards our shared vision of Treatment for All.