Meetings & Events

BSHT 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting

Thank you to the delegates who attended the BSHT Virtual Scientific Meeting that took place on 11 and 12 March 2021. We had a variety of excellent presentations discussing the latest scientific and clinical data in the field of haemostasis and thrombosis.

All of the talks, live Q&A sessions and poster presentations are available on demand for one month to all registered attendees.

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Congratulations to the awardees at the BSHT Virtual Scientific Meeting 2021:

Winner of the Scientist in Training Award: Yu Shi (University of Leeds) for her talk on “Neutrophils can Promote Clotting via FXI and Impact Clot Structure via Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in a Distinctive Manner in vitro”

Runner-up: Matt Sims (University of Cambridge) for his talk on “A common factor V haplotype that protects against venous thrombosis results in a tissue factor pathway inhibitor-alpha dependent prolongation of lag time to thrombin generation”

Who should attend?

Scientists, clinicians, researchers, laboratory staff

Final Programme
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 1 and Oral Communication 1
Co-Chairs: Mike Laffan & Isabelle Salles-Crawley
09:35 10:00 Advances in understanding the Pathophysiology of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Karen Vanhoorelbeke (KU Leuven)
Karen- Vanhoorelbeke
10:00 11:00 Oral Communications 1   
10:00 10:15 1
Multicolour flow cytometry reveals novel platelet subpopulations that are remodelled by cAMP signalling

Matthew Hindle
10:15 10:30 2
Exploiting the role of GPVI and Syk inhibition in thrombus stability

Gina Perrella
10:30 10:45 3
Crystal structure of the Von Willebrand Factor A1 domain Caplacizumab complex

Alexander Brown
10:45 11:00 4
Targeting human GPVI with novel monoclonal antibodies inhibits platelet function

Eva Soriano Jerez
11:00 11:30 Break – networking and virtual exhibition
11:30 13:00 SESSION TWO: Plenary 2 and Oral Communications 2
Co-Chairs: Nikki Mutch & Josefin Ahnstrom
11:30 12:00 The dynamics of thrombus formation under flow
Mikhail Panteleev (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Prof Mikhail A Panteleev
12:00 13:00 Oral Communications 2    
12:00 12:15 5
Development of engineered liposomes for targeted thrombolytic therapy

Yu Huang
12:15 12:30 6
Development of an ex vivo model of venous thrombosis

Laura Mereweather
12:30 12:45 7
Fibrinogen replacement therapy for traumatic coagulopathy: does the fibrinogen source matter?

Gael Morrow
12:45 13:00 8
Investigating the role of the novel, monoallelic GPIba G138V variant in patients with inherited bleeding

Jack Yule
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
  View poster listing  
    Close Day 1


Start End Day 2
Friday 12 March – Basic Science / Clinical
09:00 09:00 Networking and virtual exhibition
09:35 11:00 SESSION THREE: Plenary 3 and Clinical Education
Co-Chairs: Laura Green & Henry Watson
09:30 10:00 Coagulopathy of COVID-19
Deepa Arachchillage (Imperial College, London)
Deepa Arachchillage
    Clinical Education Session
Chair: Laura Green
10:00 10:20 Findings from the Getting It Right First Time Thrombosis Survey
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
Co-Chairs: Helen Philippou & Nikki Curry
11:30 12:00 Enzyme oxidised phospholipids in bleeding and thrombotic disorders
Peter Collins (Cardiff)
Peter Collins
12:00 13:00 Oral Communications 3 – Scientists in Training    
12:00 12:15 9
Heterozygous mutation, SLFN14 K208N in mice mediates species-specific differences in platelet and erythroid lineage commitment

Rachel Stapley
12:15 12:30 10
Neutrophils can Promote Clotting via FXI and Impact Clot Structure via Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in a Distinctive Manner in vitro

Yu Shi
12:30 12:45 11
Anti-GPVI nanobodies as a novel tool to inhibit thrombus formation but not adhesion on atherosclerotic plaque under flow

Natalie Jooss
12:45 13:00 12
A common factor V haplotype that protects against venous thrombosis results in a tissue factor pathway inhibitor-alpha dependent prolongation of lag time to thrombin generation

Matthew Sims
13:00 13:45 Lunch Break – networking and virtual exhibition
13:45 15:15 SESSION FIVE: Plenary 5 and Oral Communications 4
Co-Chairs: Jim Crawley & Cedric Duval
13:45 14:15 Mechanisms of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
Nigel Mackman (University of North Carolina)
Nigel Mackman
14:15 15:15 Oral Communications 4
14:15 14:30 13
Lack of Fibrinogen αC-subdomains Leads to Stunted Fibre Growth, Clot Instability and Increased Fibrinolysis

Helen McPherson
14:30 14:45 14
Absence of γ-γ crosslinks by FXIIIa makes individual fibrin fibers less stiff and more prone to rupture

Timea Feller
14:45 15:00 15
Monocytes expose factor XIII-A and stabilize thrombi against fibrinolytic degradation

Fahad S Alshehri
15:00 15:15 16
The fibrinolytic potential of thrombi is dictated by shear stress and tPA concentration

Claire Whyte
    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: emailed 13 February

Registration fees
BSHT Members £30
Scientists and Healthcare professionals who are not BSHT members or trainees £50
Trainees (PhD students, undergraduate students and junior doctors) £15
Industry professionals (Pharma, diagnostic and other commercial companies) £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.







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