Taking the lead on WTD

An Aspen Europe initiative

Thrombosis has been identified as one of our four core therapeutic categories that will receive the highest focused based on materiality and future potential. It is therefore fitting that we elected to sponsor World Thrombosis Day (WTD) in 2016 and 2017.

Celebrated annually on 13 October, the sponsorship was chosen in order to support an important initiative aimed at improving thrombosis awareness while also reinforcing our leadership position in this therapeutic category.

WTD seeks to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms and evidence-based prevention and treatment.

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostatis (ISTH), an initiator of WTD, strives to reduce death and disability caused by the condition. To fulfill their mission, they collaborated with more than 425 partner organizations from 70 countries as well as different sponsors to plan activities around WTD and to build critical awareness concerning the condition.

As this is an initiative about venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease awareness, the target audience was not limited to Healthcare Professionals who are preventing and treating VTE, but it was also extended to the public and to patients.

Our team in Germany celebrated our inaugural sponsorship of WTD on 13 October 2016 and Group participation in this annual event has since expanded. We encourage you to click on http://www.worldthrombosisday.org learn more about this condition.