The 8th Asian-Pacific Conference on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, is taking place from October 9-11 in Hanoi for the first time, drawing participation of more than 700 domestic delegates and nearly 200 international experts.

The event was co-organised by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion under the Ministry of Health, the National Hematology and Blood Transfusion Society and the Asian-Pacific Society on Thrombosis and Hemostatis (APSTH).

Addressing the conference, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen hailed the progress in the field, particularly in thrombosis-hemostasis disorder treatment, which effectively supports other areas such as organ transplant, obstetrics and surgery.

She added that the event provides opportunities for international and domestic participants to share expertise and improve knowledge in the field.

The biennial event will hear over 250 domestic and foreign research reports in this field.

A number of activities will be held as part of the event such as honouring outstanding individuals in the field, presenting insignia “For the people’s health care” to foreign experts, and an exhibition on latest technologies and products in hematology and blood transfusion treatment.-VNA