World Thrombosis Day Campaign Welcomes New Steering Committee Members

April 17, 2018

The World Thrombosis Day campaign is pleased to welcome the following two experts to its global Scientific Steering Committee. Click here to learn more about the World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee.

Fionnuala Ní Ainle, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Haematologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and Rotunda Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD). She is privileged to treat patients affected with thrombosis and has a strong interest in women’s issues in thrombosis and haemostasis. She serves as Chair of her hospital and regional venous thromboembolism (VTE) committees and is a founding member of VTE Ireland, a National Clinical VTE Working Group. She is co-organizer of the VTE Dublin thrombosis conference and a member of the “Preventing venous thromboembolism in hospitals” National Collaborative Advisory Group of the Irish Health Services Executive Quality Improvement Directorate. Associate Professor Ní Áinle’s research interests explore the role of blood coagulation and extracellular vesicles in the aetiology, management and therapy of clinical disorders, particularly disorders of pregnancy. Along with Associate Professor Patricia Maguire, she co-directs the UCD Conway Institute SPHERE Research Group and is actively involved in international clinical trials. Follow Ní Áinle on Twitter at @fniainle


Walter Ageno, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Insubria and Director of the Short-Stay Medical Unit and Thrombosis Center at the Ospedale di Circolo of Varese, Italy. Dr. Ageno has authored and co-authored more than 420 articles indexed in MEDLINE, as well as several abstracts presented at national and international meetings and more than 10 book chapters in the fields of venous and arterial thrombosis. He is coordinating international trials on the treatment of unusual site thrombosis and has also been a member of the steering committee or the safety monitoring board in a number of phase III and IV studies on the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. Dr. Ageno is chairman of the Italian Society of Hemostasis and Thrombosis and chairman of the Scientific Subcommittee board of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He is deputy editor for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, associate editor for Internal and Emergency Medicine, Blood Transfusion, and Monaldi Archive for Chest Disease and member of the Advisory Board of Vascular Medicine and Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He has contributed to a number of national and international guidelines on venous and arterial thrombosis.


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