The 2019 European Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis was held in Glasgow, UK (2nd – 4th Oct 2019) and included two special Platelet Society sessions for PhD students and early career researchers.
The Platelet Society sessions included talks from invited speakers and gave a great opportunity for early career researchers to present their work to a diverse audience of clinical and basic researchers. The first session consisted of four confidently delivered talks by PhD students from London, Reading and Leeds. The second session included three talks from early career researchers from Reading and Manchester. The sessions were very well attended and achieved strong engagement from the audience, which was reflected by great questions and discussions. The ECTH conference overall included several talks from UK platelet researchers and Platelet Society members and incorporated innovative new formats for talks, including TEDx-style ‘fast and furious’ sessions and ‘controversial corner’. Although the inaugural ECTH conference was only held in 2016, it is clear that it will be an important fixture for platelet researchers in the future.
Alex Bye (University of Reading)
Amanda Unsworth (MMU) Rachel Stapley (UoB)