The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce that it was awarded the bid to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 32nd World Congress in 2016 in Miami. The vote was announced during WFH's 2012 World Congress in Paris. The biennial meeting is the largest international gathering of bleeding disorders patients, healthcare providers and researchers.
NHF welcomes the opportunity to host the WFH 2016 World Congress, which has not been held in the US for more than 20 years. The congress, which averages 5,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, could break records in 2016 as approximately 20,000 people in the US have hemophilia and another 1% of the population has von Willebrand disease.
"Combined with NHF's Annual Meeting, we believe the 2016 will be the largest attended meeting pertaining to bleeding disorders in history," said Val D. Bias, NHF CEO.
The congress draws international bleeding disorders experts, who share the latest research and treatment findings with the global community. Program tracks cover everything from laboratory sciences to nursing and dental. Youth programs are also offered, providing opportunities for the next generation of patients with bleeding disorders to get educated and involved in the issues affecting their peers in developed and developing countries.
Miami is the perfect host city for such an international meeting. It has world-class beaches, international cuisine, museums, cultural events and performing arts. The Miami International Airport is a gateway to all international locations. Conveniently located hotels minimize travel to the convention center, making access easy for those with mobility issues.