Month: February 2017

AGM 2017

The AGM & Conference takes place this coming weekend in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Co. Cavan. Many thanks to all of you who booked in to attend this conference. Confirmation letters went out to everyone who registered approximately 3 weeks ago. Registration will take place from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on Friday evening in the …

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Clinical Trial Update: HAVEN 1

One of the new prospective treatments for people with haemophilia which are currently undergoing clinical trials is the bi-specific antibody called ‘Emicizumab’. This antibody treatment is designed to be a subcutaneously administered treatment which mimics the effect of factor VIII. It can be used to treat people with factor VIII deficiency or people with factor …

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Calendar of Events for 2017

March Annual General Meeting & Conference Dates: 3rd – 5th March. Venue: Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan. We will start off the weekend with registration and an informal buffet dinner on Friday evening, followed by a presentation on the history of the I.H.S. The weekend will be jam-packed with the Annual General Meeting, lectures, workshops and …

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An update from Vietnam

The Irish Haemophilia Society (I.H.S.) have been working with and collaborating with the Vietnam Hemophilia Association (VHA) since 2010. Back then, haemophilia treatment in Vietnam, was mainly with cryoprecipitate, which is a much less effect form of therapy. Access to factor concentrates was very limited. In 2010, 2.7 billion international units (iu) of factor concentrates …

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Gene Therapy: New Technology

The onward march of science and haemophilia continue unabated. At the recent National Hemophilia Foundation Gene Transfer and Novel Technologies Workshop, there was over 30 presentations on current and future trends and developments in gene therapy, new approaches to extended half-life factors and other products for haemophilia. In the July edition of the magazine, I …

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AGM 2017

The AGM and Conference will take place over the weekend of 3rd to 5th March 2017 in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Co. Cavan. AGM packs have gone out to members in the post. The closing date for registration is Friday 3rd February 2017. We hope to see you there.