Global community meets in the U.S. for the first time in over 25 years.
Since the XIX International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in Washington D.C. in August 1990, it is for the first time in over 25 years that the global bleeding disorders community will meet in the United States. This provides a unique opportunity for U.S. healthcare providers, patients, and their families to join attendees from all over the world during the WFH2016 World Congress.
The WFH 2016 World Congress, the foremost international meeting dedicated to hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders, is expected to be the largest in the organizations history, with more than 6,000 attendees from over 125 countries. Taking place from July 24 – 28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, the WFH 2016 World Congress will be held right after the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) 68th Annual Meeting.
The Congress program has been carefully designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest developments, current patient healthcare issues and the challenges ahead in the management and treatment for all people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders worldwide. Building on the success of the previous Congresses, the WFH 2016 World Congress is a unique platform to foster collaborations, networks and relationships, to learn, transfer knowledge, share and problem-solve through discussions amongst delegates from diverse cultural and contextual settings. In addition to the 70 sessions in concurrent tracks, covering a wide range of topics, the WFH 2016 World Congress will feature parallel plenary sessions to provide participants with new insights and information for both medical and multidisciplinary interests. Professional development workshops, panel discussions, free papers, moderated posters sessions, general plenaries and engaging social events will complement the rich program for an inspiring week in Orlando.
ORLANDO AND THE “SUNSHINE STATE”
Before or after the WFH 2016 World Congress, make sure to take the time to discover Orlando and the state of Florida. Known as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’, Orlando is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the World, with its many exciting parks and thrilling attractions. There is something for everyone: championship golf courses, world-class spas, captivating museum exhibitions and performing arts, superb restaurants, and more than 1,200 retail shops.
For those who wish to travel outside of the Orlando area, all parts of Florida are easily accessible from here. The ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida has much to offer for an unforgettable family vacation: hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, the Latin flavor, eclectic arts scene and nightlife of Miami, and the fascinating world of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center, just to name a few.
REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!
Make sure to register by January 22, 2016, online at www.wfh.org/congress to take advantage of the early-bird rate and save up to 50 per cent as a WFH member compared to the regular registration rate as a non-member.
PLAN AHEAD: TRAVEL, HOTEL AND VISA
Book early and save up to 20 per cent on travel with the Star Alliance Network, the official carrier of the WFH 2016 World Congress. More information and a dedicated reservation link can be found on the congress website at www.wfh.org/congress in the section ‘Visit USA’.
The WFH World Congress Housing Bureau offers participants carefully selected hotels with competitive room rates within walking distance or a short shuttle bus ride of the Congress venue. Reserve your hotel room as part of the early registration process online.
It is recommended that participants validate their visa requirements with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where they live as soon as possible. Further information may also be found at www.travel.state.gov.
HELP PROMOTE THE WFH 2016 WORLD CONGRESS
Join us in promoting the WFH 2016 World Congress to the global bleeding disorders community by downloading one of the ready-available tools for electronic or printed use on the congress website at www.wfh.org/congress in the section ‘WFH 2016’. We appreciate your support in spreading the news!