Aug 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ilana Ostrin
212-328-3769
iostrin@hemophilia.org

August 23, 2021 — New York City —The annual Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC), hosted by the National Hemophilia Foundation, kicks off this week. BDC brings together the top minds in medicine, research, education, and advocacy. Even in a virtual setting, an international community of inheritable blood disorder patients, health care providers, researchers, and caregivers will be able to gather, learn, and connect.

More than 2,000 attendees are expected to attend the upcoming virtual conference from August 26-28 (an additional pre-conference will be offered on August 25). This year’s event moved to an online format due to COVID-19 but will still bring the community together to share the latest breaking news and information related to education, research breakthroughs, advocacy efforts, and more. Community members are encouraged to register to receive event updates and information on additional speakers and topics. It’s free to sign up at hemophilia.org/bdc.

“This year, BDC is nothing short of a celebration,” said NHF President and CEO, Dr. Leonard A. Valentino. “Even in a virtual world, this community’s energy, and determination to push forward in research, advocacy, and education for inheritable blood disorders is unstoppable. At BDC, we’ll come together and unite in our mission.”

With more than 90 educational sessions, poster abstract presentations, industry symposia, networking and social events, and exhibits, the upcoming lineup of dynamic speakers showcases an exciting new era of treatment for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and rare bleeding disorders. The event concludes on Saturday, August 28, with a touching Awards Ceremony that recognizes outstanding leaders of the inheritable blood disorders community.

NHF is grateful to our partners and sponsors for their continued support of BDC. Registration for BDC will be open throughout the conference. It’s free to sign up at hemophilia.org/BDC.

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ABOUT NHF

For nearly 75 years, The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) has championed research, education, and advocacy for inheritable blood disorders. NHF is dedicated to finding better treatments, preventative measures, and cures for inheritable blood disorders. Founded by patients in 1948, NHF’s impactful programs and initiatives are made possible through the support of a nationwide network of chapters, as well as individuals, partners, and a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more at hemophilia.org.

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