SWG Educational Activities


Session on thrombocytopenias and platelet function disorders

At the EHA 2023 Congress, we held a session on ‘Thrombocytopenias and platelet function disorders: Recent developments and perspectives in immune thrombocytopenia.’

The Congress took place from June 8–11, 2023, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Our thrombocytopenias and platelet function disorders session was very well attended and received positive comments.

Joint webinar with SWG on Bleeding and Thrombosis

On October 11, 2023, we held a joint webinar with the SWG on Bleeding and Thrombosis.

The webinar's topic was ‘The interaction of von Willebrand factor with platelet glycoprotein Ib: pathological implications and clinical manifestations.’

The event was well attended, with over 250 registered participants. We also received positive feedback about it.

To find out more about the session and watch the video, visit the webinar page.

Grant applications

Grant for SWG research project

Members of the group applied for an SWG Grant for their project on the ‘Creation of the first European registry for inherited platelet disorders (ERIPD).’ The grant was awarded by EHA, and the project is underway.

ERIPD is designed as an observational study that aims to create a large database of epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and genetic data on IPD.

We expect to have a comprehensive coverage of the European population and to enroll more than 500 IPD patients. The following activities are ongoing:

  • Discussion and approval of a case report form (CRF)
  • Creation of the registry
  • Testing of the registry
  • Identification and correction of problems that emerge during testing

You can find out more about this research on the project page.