The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program promotes excellence in care through education, created by and for the federally-recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Network and providers from a variety of disciplines that serve patients with bleeding and other coagulation disorders.

The program was established in 1996 and aims to provide the most comprehensive, broad-based education available for the HTC Network in North America.

The Partners Program is a collaborative initiative of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, National Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. Funding to support the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program is provided through an unrestricted educational grant from Takeda.

To view a list of scheduled programs and trainings in 2020, see the files below. For the latest information about this program or for more information about attending the in-person trainings, please visit the “Live Events” page at Additional questions may be directed to Natalie Duncan of IHTC at or emailed to Sherry Loucks at

Because it is often overlooked, we advise prospective program applicants to review the Partners Travel Policy attached below. (Interested participants should pay particular attention to section 2g: Cancellations, which outlines circumstances in which registrants may incur a cost or penalty for canceling attendance AFTER booking program travel.)

Basic Partners

The Basic course covers valuable, hands-on training and observation of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center’s (IHTC) comprehensive clinic. Basic is limited to a small number of participants to ensure a personal, interactive learning experience. Basic is conducted over two and a half days and supplements clinical observation of the multidisciplinary IHTC staff with classroom training and a post-clinic conference.

Advanced Partners

The Advanced course entails two parts. Advanced I and Advanced II expand on the Basic curriculum to meet the needs of more experienced HTC care providers who are confident with independent decision-making skills in managing patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Advanced Partners supplements classroom learning with a variety of applied learning techniques such as in-depth case studies, discussions and team problem-solving. The classroom portion of the Advanced programs takes place over two days, and curricula are tailored to the educational needs and interests of the group.


PartnersPRNTM is a flexible online learning program that enables care providers to meet training and educational needs in a quick, cost-effective manner through the convenience of the web. PartnersPRNTM offers dynamic, web-based access to over 30 learning activities—many offered with continuing education credit — in a format that allows for flexibility of content revision, module expansion and improvement. Learning activities are divided into easily searchable subcategories. Click here to access the full list of annually available modules (learners will need to log in before accessing the online education).

Presentation Skills Workshop

To extend the training of healthcare providers nationally and in an effort to further encourage the development and delivery of educational content, Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education offers the Presentation Skills Workshop. This workshop is hosted once per year and provides a unique training opportunity for individuals in the HTC network who want to improve their content development and presentation skills.

ANCC Hemostasis Nursing Board Certification Program

This hemostasis nursing credential program, made possible through strong support of the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education, stopped accepting new nurse applicants in November 2017. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and its collaborating partner, the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN), had successfully developed a “Hemostasis Nursing Certification through Portfolio” program from January 2016-November 2017. Currently, the credential program is only available for renewal.  Previously approved nurses can continue to use their credential by maintaining their license to practice and fulfilling the certification renewal requirements.

For nurses who wish to re-certify, please contact the ANCC directly. For more information please visit Questions can be directed to Marianne Horahan, Director of Certification Services,

For more information, visit

Continuing Nursing Education

In 2011, The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program began working in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Education (UNMC CON CNE) office. Consistent with the goal of “Partners” to promote excellence in care through education, the UNMC CON CNE provides continuing nursing education credit for most of the online education and live events offered by The Partners Program.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The UNMC CON CNE has been awarded ‘Accreditation with Distinction’, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program. This distinction is valid through 2020.