Testimonials

The first twelve Haemophilia Academy courses took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK, each October/November from 2008 to 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the Academy was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions and was a success.

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, 2018 and 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the participants rated the overall course content as 4.86/5 and 4.64/5, respectively.

Obviously, would've loved to have had the opportunity to experience the event in person, but it was evident to me that the virtual experience did not leave anything behind. The classes were high level, and the interaction between the participants was as good as the situation made possible. Thank you for making this week possible!
2021 Haemophilia Academy Participant
This has exceeded my expectations. Great tutors and great course environment.
2018 Haemophilia Academy participant
Thank you for a fantastic course, I am sad that it's ended. I've learnt so much and it's also made me question things and interrogate my knowledge. Thank you so so so much
2020 Haemophilia Academy Participant
The size and diversity of the group and tutors allows for fantastic collaboration and discussion.
2018 Haemophilia Academy participant
This is the best course I have attended in the 16 years since I graduated from university.
2017 Haemophilia Academy participant
This has consolidated my current knowledge to make me feel more confident in day-to-day management. It has also given me new knowledge and a greater understanding of haemophilia and bleeding disorders. Finally, I have a greater understanding of novel therapies, gene therapy and how the future might look
2019 Haemophilia Academy participant

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:

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Overall rating for course content

3.96/4
4/4
4/4
4/4
4/4
4/4
4.84/5
4.64/5

Rating for how well the learning objectives 
were met

3.83/4
3.86/4
3.8/4
3.9/4
3.83/4
3.92/4
4.57/5
4.61/5

Extent to which learning from each session will change participants' clinical practice

3.36/4
3.46/4
3.43/4
3.41/4
3.5/4
3.51/4
4.04/5
4.14/5
 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Overall rating for course content

3.96/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4.84/5 4.64/5

Rating for how well the learning objectives 
were met

3.83/4 3.86/4 3.8/4 3.9/4 3.83/4 3.92/4 4.57/5 4.61/5

Extent to which learning from each session will change participants' clinical practice

3.36/4 3.46/4 3.43/4 3.41/4 3.5/4 3.51/4 4.04/5 4.14/5
 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Overall rating for course content

Rating for how well the learning objectives 
were met

Extent to which learning from each session will change participants' clinical practice

3.96/4
3.83/4
3.36/4
4/4
3.86/4
3.46/4
4/4
3.8/4
3.43/4
4/4
3.9/4
3.41/4
4/4
3.83/4
3.5/4

2022

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2021

“Obviously, would've loved to have had the opportunity to experience the event in person, but it was evident to me that the virtual experience did not leave anything behind. The classes were high level, and the interaction between the participants was as good as the situation made possible. Thank you for making this week possible!”

“I think the whole experience throughout the week had a really positive impact on my daily life as a hematologist. I simply adored the interactive workshops (where participants could vote), especially the ones on von willebrand disease and rare inherited coagulation disorders - being a shy person myself I was surprised on how much I could actively participate and learn in them. All the classes and presentations were high-level with really relevant themes.”

2020

“Thank you for a fantastic course, I am sad that it's ended. I've learnt so much and it's also made me question things and interrogate my knowledge. Thank you so so so much”

“Thanks for an incredible experience!  So much learning and so glad to "meet" everyone virtually.  Loved learning from the lecturers and fellow participants!”

2019

“This has consolidated my current knowledge to make me feel more confident in day-to-day management. It has also given me new knowledge and a greater understanding of haemophilia and bleeding disorders. Finally, I have a greater understanding of novel therapies, gene therapy and how the future might look”

“Before this academy, I thought about only my country but now I could get a global view. Now I hope that my knowledge and my research can be helpful for the patients all over the world.”

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!”

“This has exceeded my expectations. Great tutors and great course environment.”

2017

“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

“Comprehensive, intensive but a huge amount of fun and a lovely atmosphere. Structure and organisation uncompromised!”

“I feel very privileged to have been a part of such a fascinating and high quality course.”

2015

“The Haemophilia Academy was absolutely fantastic for me. A lot of great experiences in managing patients with bleeding disorders and discussing with experts.”

“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.”

2014

“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.”

“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.”