Program Description: 

Through its educational arm, the ISTH Academy, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) has begun hosting a series of webinars on practical thrombosis and haemostasis issues that scientists and physicians frequently confront. These webinars will allot time for participants to ask questions and will cover the latest information on relevant topics.

Moderated by: Raj Kasthuri

Platelet function assays – Paolo Gresele
  • Description of the available methods for measuring platelet responses
  • Relative limitations and advantages of the different methods
  • Clinical conditions in which platelet function testing is of proven diagnostic importance
  • Emerging areas in which platelet function testing may be of value
  • Special problems in platelet function testing
  • Area of future clinical research

Genetics of platelet disorders – Neil Morgan
  • Types of inherited platelet disorders – reduction in number of platelets or by platelet function defects
  • What have we learnt from genetic testing – new and old genes – how identified?
  • Genotyping and phenotyping approach
  • Next Generation Sequencing technologies – targeted gene sequencing and whole exome sequencing
  • The future of genetic testing
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
More information and online registration:

Target audience: 
  • Basic scientists and clinicians interested in platelet function testing and genetics of platelet disorders
  • Laboratory technicians involved in the diagnosis of hemorrhagic disorders
  • Clinicians interested in platelet function disorders and genetics of platelet function disorders


Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Discuss and describe the range of platelet function tests that can be utilized for the study of platelet function in the clinic
  • Explain the advantages and limitations of available platelet function tests
  • Distinguish the clinical conditions in which platelet function testing can be of help
  • Use the rational laboratory diagnostic flow chart for the diagnosis of inherited platelet function disorders
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Yukio Ozaki
Geoff Barnes
Chris Ward
Cary Clark
Stephen Watson
Paolo Gresele
Neil Morgan
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:  




Chris Ward, MD


Advisory Board, Speaker



Advisory Board, Speaker


Advisory Board, Speaker


Advisory Board


Steering Committee Member, Speaker

Raj Kasthuri

Bayer Healthcare, GSKConsultant

Geoff Barnes

BMS, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Primary Investigator & Co-Investigator

Yukio Ozaki


Advisory Board



In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved






Cary Clark
Phone number: 
+1 (919) 929-3807
Session date: 
04/22/2015 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
ISTH Webinar Library Once a Month
Carrboro, NC 27510
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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