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In a press release dated January 19, 2016, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) announced its new international clinical Core Curriculum on thrombosis and hemostasis, the first framework of its kind to define the minimum standards for a medical doctor to attain a level of proficiency to enable them to practice independently as specialists in the field.

Published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH), the Core Curriculum is a key resource and reference for the global thrombosis and hemostasis community.

“We are pleased to release this exciting new resource for the global thrombosis and hemostasis community,” said Dr. Nigel Key, MD, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, and ISTH Council Chair. “Our intent is for the Core Curriculum to serve as a common reference point for national and regional thrombosis and hemostasis societies to create or revise their own clinical training programs. Additionally, it can potentially be used as a framework for continuous professional development, maintenance of competence and to inform future ISTH educational offerings.”

The full text of the press release and a link to the full open access article in JTH may be found here: