Chairmen welcome
Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer (2016)
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are excited to be able to update you on the progress of planning for the next meeting, which will be the 8th ICTHIC. The success of the previous seven ICTHIC conferences, which have been held, in general, every other year, beginning in 2001, has been a testament to all of you, who have participated in the continued growth of this important field.

We have all observed rapid expansion of knowledge (both basic and clinical) and interest in this important subject (thrombosis and hemorrhage in malignancy), which has prompted us to convene again in the fabled old city of Bergamo Alta (Bergamo Uptown) in the Seminario Vescovile Beato Giovanni XXIII.

The next meeting will be from April 8-10, 2016 – please save these dates on your calendars. We believe that Bergamo Alta will satisfy both the desire to have a special venue and the concern for an adequate meeting space.

We hope that the ambiance will help to promote a fruitful scientific discussion. As always, the principal goal of this special meeting is to foster new collaborations in a friendly atmosphere and a relaxed environment.

Stay tuned for more news and previews of the sessions by visiting the completely renovated website of the meeting at

We look forward to seeing you in April 2016!
The Conference Chairmen
Anna Falanga, MD
Director Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine
Director Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII
Piazza O.M.S. 1
24127 Bergamo, Italy
Benjamin Brenner, MD
Professor of Hematology
Caster Chair of Leukemia Research
Director Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Director Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit
Rambam Health Care Campus
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
POB 9602  Haifa, Israel
Frederick R. Rickles, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University
Katzen Cancer Center
Medical Faculty Associates
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037, USA
& Division of Hematology
Department of Medicine
Veterans Health Administration Medical Center
50 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20422, USA