Submit a Nomination for the WTD 2018 Thrombosis Ambassador of the Year Award

July 2, 2018

The World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign today announced the launch of the WTD 2018 Thrombosis Ambassador of the Year Award, an inaugural award program that recognizes a passionate ambassador who is dedicated to building awareness about thrombosis in his/her community, region, country, and/or globally. Eligible candidates demonstrate a willingness to achieve the mission of the WTD campaign and motivate others within thrombosis advocacy programs in communities and countries around the world by exhibiting innovative approaches to raise awareness and accomplish advocacy goals.

The call for nominations is now open! Submit a nomination on behalf of a colleague, friend, family member, patient, or anyone in your community that is worthy of recognition for this prestigious new award. The call for nominations closes on 1 September 2018.

Who is Eligible?
Eligible candidates include thrombosis advocates, thrombosis patients, thrombosis survivors, healthcare professionals, community volunteers, and/or thrombosis-related organization representatives. An ideal candidate is also a WTD registered partner (although not required).

Nominees must lead or help support at least two (2) thrombosis awareness activities pear year (either online or in-person) and make a meaningful impact. Examples include: organizing awareness activities in the local community, sharing personal story with others, volunteering or working for an advocacy organization, volunteering or working in the healthcare field, sharing thrombosis educational resources, etc.

Nominees should be comfortable speaking to others about thrombosis awareness and the reason why he/she is dedicated to this cause.

Award Recognition and Benefits
The Thrombosis Ambassador of the Year will be awarded one (1) complimentary full admission and travel expenses to attend the ISTH 2019 Congress in Melbourne, Australia, and will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a global WTD panel discussion with notable experts from around the world. Please note that the winner is required to attend the ISTH 2019 Congress in Melbourne.

The Thrombosis Ambassador of the Year will be announced the week of 13 October and will be showcased on the WTD website and other communications platforms.

How Do I Nominate an Individual?
The call for nominations is open until 1 September 2018. Get started by completing the online entry form at Please note that the award selection committee may contact you for more information about the nominee if needed. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact Barbara Krolak at

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