Haemophilia Academy

Haemophilia Academy 2008–2018

The first eleven Haemophilia Academy courses took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK, each October/November from 2008 to 2018. The events were an enormous success, with participants rating the overall course content as 3.96/4 in both 2013 and 2014 and 4/4 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

"I came to expand my knowledge, learn from experts, and form relationships with colleagues from around the world and all of these things happened and exceeded my expectations. This was truly a once in a life opportunity and I have gained so much!"
2018 Haemophilia Academy participant

"I am going home inspired and excited about a career in haemophilia. My knowledge and background understanding has improved dramatically."
2017 Haemophilia Academy participant

"This experience gives you the whole picture to new approaches about bleeding disorders. It has changed my vision and given me the chance to meet and create a network."
2016 Haemophilia Academy participant

"I have learnt more in these 5 days than I have in months. I have a much greater understanding of laboratory assays as well as clinical issues in treating patients with bleeding disorders. I've also had a unique networking experience and I now have a network of physicians to go to for assistance with clinical management."
2015 Haemophilia Academy participant

"I'm very proud and happy to have been at the Academy. It was a great experience and will help me to provide the best management to my patients. I have learned many new things about haemophilia and bleeding disorders especially inhibitors and women bleeding disorders. Thank you very much!"
2014 Haemophilia Academy participant

"The best comprehensive education I have yet to experience. The organisation and depth/breadth of topics covered was fantastic. I will use the coursework binder and references as a resource for years to come. Truly a career-enhancing and milestone experience."
2013 Haemophilia Academy participant

"The content was very broad and well balanced between 'basic science', clinical practice and organisation. The structure of individual talks was similarly balanced."
2012 Haemophilia Academy participant

"The meeting was exceptional; the experience that the professors shared with us was very important for future decisions that will involve my patients and for my career."
2011 Haemophilia Academy participant

"I was planning a future in haemophilia, but I know now that I will absolutely do it. It was wonderful. Thank you very much. It was a great honour to be taught by such mentors like you. I will shortly go back to my country and do anything I can to improve haemophilia care and try to work on establishing qualified centres at home."
2010 Haemophilia Academy participant

"To participate in this meeting was a great honour – it gave me the opportunity to improve my knowledge by meeting Faculty and other colleagues from all over the world to exchange information."
2009 Haemophilia Academy participant

"The course was outstanding – my knowledge about total haemophilia care has been greatly enhanced. In addition, my commitment to care of haemophilia patients has been strengthened."
2008 Haemophilia Academy participant

2008–2018 alumni

To maximise interactivity and networking and optimise best-practice sharing, participant places were limited and the Faculty invited centres from all over the world to nominate one qualified physician from their centre to apply. Despite haemophilia being a relatively small field, the first eleven courses have all been oversubscribed. The places were allocated by the Faculty based on review of the applications against pre-defined criteria.

Trainee haemophilia treaters came from all over the world to participate in the Haemophilia Academy courses each year from 2008–2018:


  • Cihan Ay
    Medical University of Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, Austria
  • Susan Baird
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
  • Pooja Bardhan
    University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
  • Fatima Benmegherbi
    Issad Hassani Hospital, Algeria
  • Julia Ayats Blanch
    Hospital Vall d'Hebron Haemophilia Unit, Spain
  • Adam Cucker
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Nicola Curry
    Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, UK
  • Yesim Dargaud
    Hopital Edouard Herriot, France
  • Roya Dolatkhah
    Tabriz University of Medical Science, Daneshgah St. Shahid Ghazi Hospital, Iran
  • Andrew Eisenberger
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Centre, USA
  • Marc Hendricks
    Red Cross Children's Hospital, South Africa
  • Shannon Jackson
    University of Calgary, Canada
  • Hyun Jung
    Ajou University School of Medicine, South Korea
  • Mary Ann Knovic
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
  • Veerle Labarque
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
  • Catherine Lambert
    Cliniques Universitaires Sain-Luc, Belgium
  • Brandon McMahon
    Northwestern University, USA
  • Shannon Meeks
    Emory University, USA
  • Katsumi Nishiya
    Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Erica Okazaki
    Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Lone Poulse
    Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • Sonata Trakymiene
    Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Donald Yee
    Baylor College of Medicine, USA


  • Peter Bradbeer
    Starship Children’s Hospital, New Zealand
  • Audrey Kruse Zeinad Valim
    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Marli Esterhuizen
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Heng Joo NG
    Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • Teh Liane Khoo
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
  • Lydia Abad Franch
    Hospital La Fe, Spain
  • Murtadha Hasan
    University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Gregor Hron
    University of Vienna, Austria
  • Koji Yada
    Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Marina Pereira
    Campinas State University, Brazil
  • Irena Djunic
    Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
  • Emine Turkkan
    Okemeydani Research and Training Hospital, Turkey
  • Meryem Albayrak
    Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • Louise Bowles
    The Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Katya Sapunarova
    University Hospital “Sv. Georgi”, Bulgaria
  • Amit Mahipal
    Thomas Jefferson University, USA
  • Larissa Bornikova
    University of Colorado, USA
  • Rommel Lu
    University of Virginia, USA
  • Riten Kumar
    Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Sharon Zahra
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Anwar Al-Nassan
    Al-Bashir Hospital, Jordan
  • Maria Rivas Pollmar
    Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
  • Simone Stokley
    Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Eileen Merrimen
    Canterbury Health Laboratories, New Zealand
  • Suman Sood
    Penn Comprehensive Haemophilia and Thrombosis Program, USA
  • Yasmin Goga
    Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, South Africa
  • Mihaela-Ioana Chincesan
    University of Medicine and Farmacy TG-Mures, Romania
  • Lacatusu Adriana
    Clinical Medical Centre for Evaluation and Rehabilitation for Children and young People in Buzias, Romania
  • Mona Shah
    Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Cancer Center & Haematology Service, USA
  • Alejandra Baques
    Academia nacional de Medicina, Argentina


  • Hadjira Ahmidatou
    University Hospital of Beni-Messous, Algeria
  • Carmen María Alonso Prieto
    Hospital La Fe, Spain
  • Rosa Sonja Alesci
    Frankfurt University Hospital, Germany
  • Guillermo Arbesú
    Hospital Infantil Humberto Notti, Argentina
  • Maria Laura Avila
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  • Fatma Burcu Belen
    Medical School of Gazi University, Turkey
  • Mandy Davis
    The Alfred Hospital, Australia
  • Datta Dharmadhikari
    Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana
  • Ismail Elbeshlawi
    Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Sultanate of Oman
  • Rosemarie Von Fintel
    Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa
  • Andrew Fletcher
    Leeds General Infirmary, United Kingdom
  • Dawn Goodyear
    Foothills Medical Centre, Canada
  • Fati Hamzy
    International University Hospital Cheikh Zaid, Morocco
  • Johanna Haselböck
    dical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Albert Kamugisha
    Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
  • Atul Baldev Lakha
    Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
  • Marshall Mazepa
    UNC Chapel Hill, USA
  • Leonard Minuk
    Victoria Hospital, Canada
  • Pravas Chandra Mishra
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Rungrote Natesirinilkul
    Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Trinh Nguyen
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center, USA
  • Elina Peteva
    University Hospital “St Marina”, Bulgaria
  • Gillian Pike
    Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom
  • Susanna Ranta
    Children’s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Vilma Rutkauskait
    Vilnius University Children’s Hospital, Lithuania
  • Teresa Sofia Seara Sevivas
    Centro Hospitalar de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Brigitte Tardy
    Hôpital Nord, France
  • James Uprichard
    Royal Free Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Ines Vaide
    North Estonian Regional Hospital, Estonia
  • Lakshmi Venkateswaran
    Texas Children's Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Tefu Weng
    China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan


  • Ana Antun
    Emory University, USA
  • Deepa Ranjani Jayakody Arachchillage
    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Paul Batty
    St George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Elizabete Cebura
    University Children's Hospital, Riga, Latvia
  • Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha
    Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Yoann Chevalier
    Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
  • Sheng-Chieh Chou
    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
  • Makiko Ezaki
    Saitama Children's Medical Center, Keio University, Japan
  • Andrew Farland
    Wake Forest University, USA
  • Karin van Galen
    University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Jaques van Heerden
    Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sylvia Kepa
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Benjamin Kim
    UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital, USA
  • Florian Langer
    University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • Meghan Liel
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
  • Ching-Yeh Lin
    Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan
  • Viviana Elena Listello
    Hospital de Niños de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Ibtissam Mansour
    Maternity and Children Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ana Marco Rico
    Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain
  • Hiroaki Minami
    Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Nalini Pati
    The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Catherine Rea
    King's College, London, United Kingdom
  • Emily Rimmer
    University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Nadjoua Saidane
    University Hospital Touhami Ibn Flis of Batna, Algeria
  • Ekrem Unal
    Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • Michael Wang
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
  • Ulla Wartiovaara-Kautto
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
  • Robert Wasilewski
    Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warsaw, Poland
  • Kitsada Wudhikarn
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, USA
  • Satya Prakash Yadav
    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, India
  • Ayesha Zia
    Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, USA


  • Adrienne Lee
    Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Canada
  • Kristina Haley
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
  • Patricia do Nascimento
    Instituto William Osler, Argentina
  • Kristel Vandenbosch
    CHU de Liege, Belgium
  • Gillian Lowe
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Grace Lee
    Duke University, USA
  • Mattia Rizzi
    The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Lisa Baumann-Kreuziger
    University of Minnesota, USA
  • Fatima Khanum
    Cardiff University, UK
  • Saskia Middeldorp
    University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Antonino Cannavò
    Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
  • Tzu-Fei Wang
    Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  • Ritam Prasad
    Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia
  • Beverley Neethling
    University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Ana Paula Marques
    HEMORIO, Brazil
  • John Chapin
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA
  • Roona Sinha
    University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Nadine Gretenkort-Andersson
    Skanes University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
  • Osman Khan
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA
  • Nisrine Khoubila
    Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Morocco
  • Katie McGuinn
    Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
  • Eva Leinøe
    Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Runhui Wu
    Beijing Children’s Hospital, China
  • Reham Othman
    Sabah Medical Hospital, Kuwait
  • Tomoko Nakagawa
    Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Lynn Malec
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Carolin Moorthi
    Haemophilia Centre, Bremen, Germany
  • Khin Nwe Oo
    Royal Free Hospital, UK
  • Brian Branchford
    University of Colorado, USA
  • Draẑen Pulanić
    University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia


  • Mohamed Arbee
    Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
  • Laura Banov
    Giannina Gaslini Children's Hospital, Italy
  • Mark Belletrutti
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Neha Bhasin
    University of Iowa Children's Hospital, USA
  • Jelena Bodrožić
    Clinic of Haematology, Serbia
  • Tyler W. Buckner
    University of North Carolina, USA
  • María I. Cancio
    St. Jude Children’s Hospital, USA
  • Melda Cömert
    Ege University School of Medicine, Turkey
  • Michiel Coppens
    Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Fernando F. Corrales-Medina
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Maeve Crowley
    Cork University Hospital, Ireland
  • Birgit Frotscher
    CHU Nancy Rue du Morvan, France
  • Ruslan Ganchev
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
  • Adam Giermasz
    University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Marika Grutupa
    Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Latvia
  • Inga Hegemann
    University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • Pavol Holly
    University Hospital Martin, Slovakia
  • Marianne Hutchings Hoffmann
    University of Copenhagen Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  • Julie Jaffray
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, USA
  • Justyna Kozińska
    Independent Public Teaching Hospital (SPSK) Lublin, Poland
  • Veneranda Mattiello
    University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
  • Samuel de Souza Medina
    University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brasil
  • Hadeel Mohammad
    NBK Hospital, Kuwait
  • Usha Perepu
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, USA
  • Anand Prakash
    St John’s Medical College, India
  • Jonathan C. Roberts
    Pediatrics Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • John Roy
    Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  • Christine Sabapathy
    Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  • Susie Shapiro
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
  • Masahiro Takeyama
    Nara Medical University Japan
  • Ling Tang
    Beijing Children's Hospital, China
  • Katharina E. Thom
    Medical University Vienna, Austria


  • Glaivy Batsuli
    Emory University/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, USA
  • Ana Boban
    University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
  • Viridiana Cano-Garcia
    Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, D.F.Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC. CA, USA
  • Chai-Yau Chang
    Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
  • Carolina Costa-Lima
    University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Stacy Croteau
    Boston Hemophilia Center, Boston, USA
  • Yacouba Diallo
    Service de Medecine Hopital du Mali, Mali
  • Rosa Diaz
    Texas Children's Hospital, Texas, USA
  • Andres Felipe Escobar Gonzalez
    Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe, Colombia
  • Xiaoqin Feng
    Pediatrics, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China
  • Tony Frisk
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Eva Funding
    National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Amna Gameil
    Hamad Medical Corperation, Qatar
  • Aleksandra Gołos
    Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Siddeeq Hoosen
    King Edward VIII Hospital, South Africa
  • Maissaa Janbain
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA
  • Aimable Kanyamuhunga
    Kigali University Teaching Hospital, Rwanda
  • Ming Yeong Lim
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Reta Malär
    Kantonsspital Grauhüden, Chur, Switzerland
  • Faiza Mezhoud
    Department of Haematology, CHU Benbadis Constantine, Algeria
  • Mirjana Mitrovic
    Clinic of Haematology, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Gul Nihal Özdemir
    Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Turkey
  • Yohann Repesse
    Haemophilia Treatment Centre, Caen University Hospital, Caen, France
  • Marta Rodriguez
    Luaces Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta, Spain
  • Yasauki Shida
    The Department of Pediatrics, Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Leslie Skeith
    University of Calgary, Canada
  • Haowei Linda) Sun
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Duc (Bobby) Tran
    Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  • Eduard van Beers
    Van Creveld Clinic, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Christian Wölke
    University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
  • Gary Woods
    Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio, USA


  • Yasmina Abajas
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Injere Jacob Afude
    Ampath Hematology and Oncology Institute, Kenya
  • Alexandra Agapidou
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Najam Awan
    Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Pauline Balkaransingh
    Williams Medical Sciences Complex Trinidad, Caribbean
  • Mairi Bassingthwaighte
    Paediatric Haematology/Oncology, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Katharine Batt
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
  • Nanne Croles
    Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jennifer Davila
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore, New York, USA
  • Christina Dicke
    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • Ruchika Goel
    New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital, USA
  • Gabriela Guerrero
    Unidad Asistencial Cesar Milstein, Argentina
  • Kerry Hege
    Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, USA
  • Joannes Hermans
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Sandra Le Quellec
    Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
  • Surapong Lertthammakiat
    Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Anjlee Mahajan
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Hira Mian
    McMaster Hematology Program, Ontario, Canada
  • Vhutshilo Netshituni
    Tygerberg hospital, Capetown, South Africa
  • Luciana Oliveira
    Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
  • Hein Htet Oo
    Yangon General Hospital, Latha Township, Myanmar
  • Juliana Perez Botero
    Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
  • Marie-Claude Pelland-Marcotte
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Emma Philips
    Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  • Giorgia Saccullo
    Policlinico Universitario Paolo Giaccone, Italy
  • Safoorah Sagheer
    SA Pathology (RAH Campus), Adelaide, Australia
  • Gülen Tüysüz Kintrup
    Diyarbakir Children’s Hospital, Turkey
  • Paul van der Valk
    UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Kaisa Vepsäläinen
    Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
  • Nilesh Wasekar
    King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Angela Weyand
    University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan, USA
  • Yu-Sheng Zeng
    Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, China


  • Michael Sohm
    University Hospital St Pölten, Austria
  • Ester Zapotocka
    Teaching Hospital Motol, Czech Republic
  • Paul Saultier
    Dept. of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Marseille, France
  • Benjamin Gillett
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, France
  • Sara Christina Meyer
    University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Saskia van Poelwijk-Schols
    Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Sevkiye Selin Aytac Eyupoglu
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • Will Thomas
    Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK
  • Emma Fosbury
    Royal Free Hospital, UK
  • Clare Samuelson
    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Jonathan Lancashire
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre, UK
  • Chee Wee Tan
    Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
  • Jane Mason
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Australia
  • Bianca Stefanello
    Campinas State University (UNICAMP) and Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
  • Marcela Greco de Medeiros Vieira
    Hemorio, Brazil
  • Aniket Mohite
    KEM Hospital And GS Medical College, India
  • Anu Korula
    Christian Medical College, India
  • Sharon Mclean-Salmon
    Bustamante Hospital for Children, Jamaica
  • Hiroaki Yaoi
    Nara Medical University, Japan
  • Mara Nunez Toscano
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Mexico
  • Nadezda Vaynyunskya
    Saint-Petersburg State Children Hospital, Russia
  • Wan-Yi Hsu
    Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital
  • Lauren Bolster
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Davide Matino
    McMaster University, Canada
  • Tiago Nava
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Canada
  • Sarah Elizabeth Zed
    Saint John Regional Hospital, Canada
  • Beverly Schaefer
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
  • Ateefa Chaudhury
    University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
  • Radhika Gangaraju
    Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah, USA
  • Kathleen (Kate) Garland
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
  • Surbhi Saini
    Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
  • Jenny Zhou
    University of California San Diego Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, USA


  • Aby Abraham
    Christian Medical College, India
  • Ahmed Juma Nasib Al Farsi
    Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
  • Israa Al-Musawi
    Karbala Teaching Hospital for Children, Iraq
  • Tracey Batt
    Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia
  • Sally Campbell
    Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
  • Christine Chilinga
    Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi
  • Noémie De Gunzburg
    Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, France
  • Andrew Doyle
    St Thomas' Hospital United Kingdom
  • Saima Farhan
    The Children’s Hospital & Institute of Child Health, Pakistan
  • Lilian Moraa Gesami-Steytler
    Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Gabriela Góes Yamaguti-Hayakawa
    Hemocentro at University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Peter Kampmann
    National University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dominder Kaur
    Nationwide Children's Hospital, United States
  • Idske Kremer Hovinga
    UMCU Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Satu Langstrom
    University of Helsinki and Children´s Hospital, Finland
  • Noa Mandel-Shorer
    Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, Israel
  • Akram Mesleh Shayeb
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, United States
  • Aikaterini Michalopoulou
    Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Greece
  • Emily Millen
    Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Floor Moenen
    Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • Azusa Nagao
    Ogikubo Hospital, Japan
  • Fadi Nossair
    Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, United States
  • Saskia Prasca
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, United States
  • Simona Raso
    University of Palermo, Italy
  • David Reynders
    University of Pretoria Steve Biko Academic Hospital, South Africa
  • Marian Rollins-Raval
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, United States
  • Meera Sridharan
    Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Dhwanee Thakkar
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, India
  • Soumitra Tole
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  • Horatiu - Florin Vultur
    Fundeni Clinical Institute, Romania
  • Abbey Willcox
    The Alfred Hospital, Australia
  • Patricia Zerra
    Emory University, United States


  • Shirley Abraham
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • Lauren Amos
    Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA
  • Yvonne Brennan
    Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Chantelle Browne-Farmer
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Janie Charlebois
    Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Zhenping Chen
    Beijing Children's Hospital, Beijing, China
  • Valerie Cruz
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
  • Athina Dettoraki
    Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Ludmila Elhelou
    Foundation of Hemophilia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fatima Eltoum Elamin
    Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  • Yunhai Fang
    Shandong Blood Center, Shandong, China
  • Hannah Fassel
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, USA
  • Helen Fogarty
    St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Katja Harder
    University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Audrey Hochart
    CHU Lille, Lille, France
  • Irem Iqbal
    Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Melanie Jackson
    Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia
  • Mutlu Kartal-Kaess
    University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Hande Kizilocak
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
  • Brendan Kleiboer
    UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Sandra Martinez-Alvarez
    Hospital General Regional No. 1, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • Susan McNeill
    Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  • Sara Ng
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Samya Obaji
    University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • Rita Peralta
    Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, London, UK
  • Florije Raka
    Institute for Transfusion Medicine-Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Veena Selvaratnam
    Hospital Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
  • Naruto Shimonishi
    Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan
  • Natsaruth Songthawee
    Hospital for Sick Children, Songkhla, Thailand
  • Liu Wei
    Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, Tianjin, China
  • Inci Yaman Bajin
    Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey


The participants have all given their permission for their names to be displayed.

Measurable success

Participants completed evaluation forms at the end of each course day to assess the quality of sessions, how well the learning objectives were met and to what extent their learnings will change their clinical practice.

Quantitative and qualitative feedback from participants was extremely encouraging:

2018 Feedback

  • Overall rating for course content - 4 out of 4
  • Rating for how well the learning objectives were met - 3.9 out of 4
  • Extent to which learning from each session will change participants' clinical practice - 3.5 out of 4
  • "This has exceeded my expectations. Great tutors and great course environment."
  • "The size and diversity of the group and tutors allows for fantastic collaboration and discussion."
  • "I was so impressed at the level of organisation, the excellent content of all the lectures and workshops, the availability and passion of our tutors."

2017 Feedback

  • Overall rating for course content - 4 out of 4
  • Rating for how well the learning objectives were met - 3.8 out of 4
  • Extent to which the learnings from each session will change participants' clinical practice - 3.41 out of 4
  • "Excellent! It was a real privilege to be able to attend this meeting as it will change and continue to challenge how I will treat, investigate or be involved in research in bleeding disorders."
  • "This is the best course I have attended in the 16 years since I graduated from university."
  • "Thank you for the opportunity to attend this academy. Very well organized. Excellent lectures, great networking and passionate, interactive colleagues."

2016 Feedback

  • Overall rating for course content - 4 out of 4
  • Rating for how well the learning objectives were met - 3.8 out of 4
  • Extent to which the learnings from each session will change participants' clinical practice - 3.43 out of 4
  • "Excellent meeting, fantastic presenters and good comradery between participants. I would highly recommend to colleagues."
  • "I feel very privileged to have been a part of such a fascinating and high quality course."
  • "Extremely well organised and educational. Highly recommend in all areas, networking, educational sessions, group sessions in an informative, stimulating and supportive environment. Felt like I was amongst lifelong mentors and colleagues."
  • "Comprehensive, intensive but a huge amount of fun and a lovely atmosphere. Structure and organisation uncompromised!"

2015 Feedback

  • Overall rating for course content - 4 out of 4
  • Rating for how well the learning objectives were met - 3.86 out of 4
  • Extent to which the learnings from each session will change participants' clinical practice - 3.46 out of 4
  • "This was the best training I have ever attended. I learnt a lot, although from a low middle income country 75% of the teaching applied to my environment. Besides learning and enjoying Edinburgh the most outstanding thing for me was that I felt being part of the Haemophilia Academy family."
  • "Overall the content was excellent and the faculty delivered superb lectures and were sensitive to different experience levels and knowledge within the group. I think that this level of attention is key to the overall 'ethics' and feeling of the academy. Thank you so much for the opportunity."
  • "The Haemophilia Academy was absolutely fantastic for me. A lot of great experiences in managing patients with bleeding disorders and discussing with experts."

2014 Feedback

  • Overall rating for course content - 3.96 out of 4
  • Rating for how well the learning objectives were met - 3.83 out of 4
  • Extent to which the learnings from each session will change participants' clinical practice - 3.36 out of 4
  • "The content was very well chosen. The contents reflected a wide range of haemophilia areas, and several new data (for me) was presented. Very well organised. Excellent faculty."
  • "Excellent meeting content. I appreciate that the lecturer started very basic and gradually provided more expert information to cater to people with different backgrounds and training. The laboratory session was fantastic. I enjoyed learning how to use the ROTEM and may likely try to use this in clinical practice."
  • "All are good comments - is a great experience and a big opportunity to share experience with people of the world and with the professors and love the workshops - very interactive."

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