Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 578–587 | Cite as

Highlights from the Tenth International Symposium of Thrombosis and Anticoagulation (ISTA X), September 22 and 23, 2017, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  • Renato D. Lopes
  • Patricia O. Guimarães
  • Mark Crowther
  • Elaine Hylek
  • Gilson S. Feitosa-Filho
  • Luiz E. Ritt
  • Nivaldo Filgueiras
  • David A. Garcia


To discuss and share knowledge about advances in the care of patients with thrombotic disorders, the Tenth International Symposium of Thrombosis and Anticoagulation was held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on September 22 and 23, 2017. This scientific program was developed by clinicians for clinicians and was promoted by two major clinical research institutes—the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute of the Duke University School of Medicine. Comprising academic presentations and open discussion, the symposium had as its primary goal to educate, motivate, and inspire internists, cardiologists, hematologists, and other physicians by convening national and international visionaries, thought-leaders, and dedicated clinician-scientists. This paper summarizes the symposium proceedings.


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RDL has received research grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic, and Pfizer; and consulting fees from Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic, Merck, Pfizer, and Portola Pharmaceutical. POG declares that she has no conflict of interest. MC has served on a DSMB for Bayer, Daiichi; provided consulting for Octapharma, BMS Canada; received research support from Bayer, Pfizer, Heart and Stroke Foundation; and reports stock ownership in Alnylam. EH has served as a consultant or on an advisory board for Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Armetheon Daiichi Sankyo, Janssen, Medtronic Pfizer, and Portola. GSF-F, LER, and NF declare that they have no conflicts of interest. DAG has received research grants from Incyte, Janssen, and Daiichi Sankyo; and consulting fees from Incyte, Alexion, Janssen, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato D. Lopes
    • 1
  • Patricia O. Guimarães
    • 1
  • Mark Crowther
    • 2
  • Elaine Hylek
    • 3
  • Gilson S. Feitosa-Filho
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Luiz E. Ritt
    • 4
    • 7
  • Nivaldo Filgueiras
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
  • David A. Garcia
    • 12
  1. 1.Duke Clinical Research InstituteDuke University School of MedicineDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Boston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  4. 4.Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública (EBMSP)SalvadorBrazil
  5. 5.Hospital Santa Izabel - Santa Casa da BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  6. 6.Hospital Ana NerySalvadorBrazil
  7. 7.Hospital Cárdio PulmonarSalvadorBrazil
  8. 8.Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) - rede LaureateSalvadorBrazil
  9. 9.Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB)SalvadorBrazil
  10. 10.Fundação Bahiana de CardiologiaSalvadorBrazil
  11. 11.Hospital da CidadeSalvadorBrazil
  12. 12.Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical CenterUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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