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ISTH 2024 Congress Leaders:

Chris Ward
M.D., Ph.D.

Chris Ward, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical hematologist based at Royal North Shore hospital with an academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney in Australia. Ward is the lead investigator at RNS for clinical trials of new anticoagulants and therapies for thrombocytopenia. He is the Director of Research for the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine. He currently serves on the ISTH Council as Chair of the Education and Outreach Core Committee, and he also served as Vice President and Clinical Chair of the ISTH 2019 Congress in Melbourne, Australia. 

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Vice Chair:
Guy Young

Guy Young, M.D., is the Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles as well as a Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Young currently serves as the Chair of the Live Courses Subcommittee of the ISTH Education Committee. He is a past chair of the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Factor VIII, Factor IX and Rare Bleeding Disorders. He was awarded the National Hemophilia Foundation Physician of the Year Award in 2013.

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ISTH 2024 Annual Congress Planning Committee:

2024 Chair

Chris Ward, M.D., Ph.D. | Sydney, Australia

Royal North Short Hospital


2024 Vice Chair

Guy Young, M.D. | Los Angeles, U.S.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


2024 Clinical Chair

Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, M.D., Ph.D. | Bangkok, Thailand

Chulalongkorn Hospital


2024 Basic Chair

Nicola Mutch, Ph.D. | Aberdeen, U.K.

University of Aberdeen


2024 Vice Clinical Chair

Riitta Lassila, M.D., Ph.D. | Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki University Hospital


2024 Vice Basic Chair

Alisa Wolberg, Ph.D. | Chapel Hill, U.S.

University of North Carolina


Educational Committee Member

Midori Shima, M.D., Ph.D. | Kashihara, Japan

Nara Medical University


Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Liaison

Adam Cuker, M.D., M.Sc. | Philadelphia, U.S.

University of Pennsylvania


Early Career Committee Member

Thita (Joy) Chiasakul, M.D. | Arlington, U.S.

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

View members of the Scientific Program Committee here.

Regional ISTH 2024
Promotional Ambassadors:

Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, M.D., Ph.D. | Bangkok, Thailand

Tetsumei Urano, M.D., Ph.D. | Hamamatsu, Japan

Lai Heng Lee, MBBS, MMed, FRCP, FAMS | Singapore

Satoshi Fujii, M.D., Ph.D. | Hokkaido, Japan

Midori Shima, M.D., Ph.D. | Kashihara, Japan

Yutao Guo, FESC FACC | Beijing, China

Lugyanti Sukrisman, M.D., Ph.D. | Jakarta, Indonesia

Eileen Merriman, M.D., Ph.D. | Auckland, New Zealand

Jameela Sathar, M.D., Ph.D. | Ampang, Malaysia

Xu Ye, M.D., Ph.D. | Guangzhou, China

Alok Srivastava, M.D., FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP | Tamil Nadu, India

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