Welcome to the Annual Meeting of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2018!

We are delighted to announce the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH), which will be held in Vienna from February 20, 2018 until February 23, 2018.

“Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research - the wheel keeps on turning”. The motto of the conference pays tribute to the tremendous and everlasting progress in thrombosis and haemostasis research over the last years and in the years to come. An array of novel antithrombotic drugs and the revolutionary achievements in hemophilia treatment are only two examples for what has been happening in our field just recently.

We expect colleagues from around the world to meet in Vienna and discuss recent advances both in clinical and in basic research. Our program shall consist of traditional plenary and state-of-the-art lectures and oral and poster presentations, but shall also include formats, which allow a more intense interaction between audience and presenter.

“The wheel keeps on turning” also refers to a Viennese landmark, das “Riesenrad” (“the Giant Ferris Wheel” covers the front page of the program), located in close proximity to the conference venue. Do not miss a ride on the “Giant Ferris Wheel”, which will give you not only a spectacular view of the city of Vienna but weather permitting of the Alps in the West to the Carpathian Mountains in the East.

The congress language will be English to acknowledge the increasing number of attendees and lecturers from all over the world.

We sincerely hope that you will follow our invitation and we look forward to welcoming you in Vienna on the occasion of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the GTH.

Paul Alexander Kyrle
Sabine Eichinger
(Congress presidents)