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NASCOLA News - Bulletin Item

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008

Opportunity for Member Trainees

NASCOLA thanks its member laboratories for their enthusiastic participation in the ISTH initiative on standardizing platelet aggregation studies. This initiative, led by the Platelet Physiology Scientific Subcommittee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (SSC/ISTH), was an important step forward in gathering information on how aggregation testing is done worldwide. The ultimate goal is to develop a consensus on standardizing the many pre-analytical and analytical variables that affect the results of platelet aggregation studies. A preliminary report on the findings was presented at the ISTH meeting in Geneva by Dr. Marco Cattaneo, Chair of the “Working Party on Platelet Aggregation” and the group will be analyzing further the collected information on practices. Thank you once again for your important involvement in this initiative.

Catherine P.M. Hayward, MD, PhD
President of NASCOLA, on behalf of the NASCOLA Executive Committee

James Zehnder, MD
Chair, NASCOLA Education Committee