Meetings & Events

BSHT 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Scientific Meeting will take place online during March 2021. 

The British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis (BSHT) is our national organisation for healthcare professionals and researchers with an interest in the science of blood coagulation and its associated diseases. Each year the Society hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting that is the largest in the UK focusing specifically on these topics. It provides a forum for clinicians, researchers and industry representatives to come together to share knowledge of the latest developments and ideas for new innovations.

The meeting is headlined with invited state-of-the-art plenaries from global experts in the fields of haemostasis and thrombosis to meet the continuing professional development needs of attendees. The format is specifically designed to encourage trainees from all professional groups to submit their work to gain valuable experience of presenting in a friendly environment before doing so on larger, international stages. Sessions with talks from established key opinion leaders are tailored to the educational needs of scientific and clinical trainees.

For the first time the meeting will take place in a virtual platform. This will facilitate access for speakers and attendees from a truly global audience with content available on demand after the meeting to registered users.The savings made when converting from a physical to a virtual meeting are reflected in the registration fees which are much reduced compared with our previous face-to-face conferences.

Abstract submission deadline: CLOSED
Abstract notification of submission outcome: by w/c 15 February

If you are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please contact Natasha via (M) 07967 563 754 or (E)

Who should attend?

Scientists, clinicians, researchers, laboratory staff

Start End Day 1
Thursday 11 March – Basic Science
09:00 09:35 Networking and virtual exhibition
09:30 09:35 Welcome
09:35 11:00 SESSION ONE: Plenary and Oral Communication
09:35 10:00 Chair:
Advances in understanding the Pathophysiology of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Karen Vanhoorelbeke (KU Leuven)
Karen- Vanhoorelbeke
10:00 11:00 Oral Communications 1   (1-4)
11:00 11:30 Break – networking and virtual exhibition
11:30 13:00 SESSION TWO: Plenary 2 and Oral Communications 2
11:30 12:00 Chair:
The dynamics of thrombus formation under flow
Mikhail Panteleev (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Prof Mikhail A Panteleev
12:00 13:00 Oral Communications 2    (5-8)
13:00 14:00 Lunch Break – networking and virtual exhibition
13:00 13:30 Annual General Meeting (BSHT Members only)
14:00 15:00 Poster Session
    Close Day 1


Start End Day 2
Friday 12 March – Basic Science
09:00 09:00 Networking and virtual exhibition
09:35 11:00 SESSION THREE: Plenary 3 and Clinical Education
09:30 10:00 Chair:
Coagulopathy of COVID-19
Deepa Arachchillage (Imperial College, London)
Deepa Arachchillage
    Clinical Education Session
10:00 10:20 Chair: Laura Green
Venous Thrombosis Prevention
Lara Roberts (King’s College, London)
Dr Lara Roberts
10:20 10:40 Global Haemostatic Assays and Treatments in Trauma
Nikki Curry (Oxford)
Dr Nicola Curry
10:40 11:00 Management of ITP during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sue Pavord (Oxford)
Dr Sue Pavord
11:00 11:30 Break – networking and virtual exhibition
11:30 13:00 SESSION FOUR: Plenary 4 and Oral Communications 3
11:30 12:00 Chair:
Enzyme oxidised phospholipids in bleeding and thrombotic disorders
Peter Collins (Cardiff)
Peter Collins
12:00 13:00 Oral Communications 3    (9-12)
13:00 13:45 Lunch Break – networking and virtual exhibition
13:45 14:15 Chair:
Mechanisms of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
Nigel Mackman (University of North Carolina)
Nigel Mackman
14:15 15:15 Oral Communications 4   (13-16)
    Close Day 2
Abstract submission

Abstract submissions are invited for oral presentation at the 2021 virtual meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: CLOSED
Abstract notification of submission outcome: by w/c 15 February

Registration fees
BSHT Members £30
Healthcare professionals who are not BSHT members £50
Trainees £15
Industry professionals £100

** Registration criteria for trainees:
If you are a student registered for a higher degree (e.g. MPhil, PhD, or MD), a junior doctor or a biomedical scientist in training, evidence of registration or a supporting letter from your head of department or section manager should be provided in all cases.  You can upload the evidence via the registration form.

The meeting content will be available on demand after the meeting to registered users.





Need more information?

Natasha (M) 07967 563 754 or (E)