Chairmen Welcome

Welcome to the 9th International Conference on Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer (2018)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are excited to be able to update you on the progress of planning for the next meeting, which will be the 9th ICTHIC. The success of the previous eight ICTHIC conferences, which have been held, in general, every other year, beginning in 2001, has been a testament to all of you, who have participated in the continued growth of this important field.

We have all observed rapid expansion of knowledge (both basic and clinical) and interest in this important subject (thrombosis and hemorrhage in malignancy), which has prompted us to convene again in the fabled old city of Bergamo Alta (Bergamo Uptown).

The next meeting will be from April 13-15, 2018, at the Monumental Complex of "Sant'Agostino" ( University of Bergamo) – please save these dates on your calendars. We believe that Bergamo Alta will satisfy both the desire to have a special venue and the concern for an adequate meeting space.

We hope that the ambiance will help to promote a fruitful scientific discussion. As always, the principal goal of this special meeting is to foster new collaborations in a friendly atmosphere and a relaxed environment.

Stay tuned for more news and previews of the sessions by visiting the completely renovated website of the meeting at


We look forward to seeing you in April 2018!

Anna Falanga, MD

Director Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine

Director Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center

Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII
Piazza O.M.S. 1
24127 Bergamo, Italy


Benjamin Brenner, MD

Professor of Hematology

Caster Chair of Leukemia Research

Director Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Director Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit

Rambam Health Care Campus
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
POB 9602  Haifa, Israel


Alok A. Khorana, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University;

Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice Chair (Clinical Services), Director GI Malignancies Program

Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic 

10201 Carnegie Ave/ CA60

Cleveland, OH 44195

(216) 636-2690


Chairman Emeritus

Frederick R. Rickles, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology

The George Washington University
Katzen Cancer Center
Medical Faculty Associates

2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037, USA
& Division of Hematology

Department of Medicine
Veterans Health Administration Medical Center
50 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20422, USA