EHA-Baltic Hematology Tutorial in Riga, 28th-30th August, 2020


It is with great pleasure that the European Hematology Association (EHA), the Latvian Society of Hematology (LASH), the Estonian Society of Hematology (ESH) and the Lithuanian Society of Hematology (LSH) welcome you to the EHA-Baltic Hematology Tutorial in Riga, Latvia. We are happy to organize this second joint meeting with the focus on Bleeding Disorders & Thrombosis.


In the following three days through lectures, self-assessment cases and clinical cases the faculty members, including international speakers and local presenters will aim at expanding your knowledge on congenital and acquired bleeding disorders. As such we trust that you will gain the right information to classify diseases such as hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombophilia, platelet function disorders, and chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).


We hope that this meeting will offer valuable information that will help you in everyday practice and that you profit from the discussions and interaction with hematology peers and faculty members.


After this meeting we believe that you will be able to:

  • explain the new treatment drugs for hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, ITP, and chronic DIC,
  • classify the genetic mutations of congenital thrombophilia,
  • classify platelet function disorders,
  • identify indications for vitamin K antagonist and NOAC use in case of hematological and oncological diseases, and
  • describe thrombo-elastography as a diagnostic tool.


We would like to thank all faculty members for their time and effort in preparing their contributions, and for sharing their expertise during this Tutorial.


We are happy to welcome you Riga and look forward to a fruitful meeting.



Prof. Sandra Lejniece



Full fee: M.D., Scientist till 17th August 2020

Registration is closed


Late registration

Full fee: M.D., Scientist after 17th August 2020

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Reduced fee: Resident, Fellow till 17th Augusts 2020

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Reduced fee: Medical students and nurses. Fellow till 17th August 2020

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The Invoice will be send to your e-mail adress. If necessary the original invoice will be send by post.


You will receive a written confirmation to your e-mail.


Any cancellation of your registration must be notifed in written and will be subjected to the following conditions:

  • Refund of the fees: a 30 % administrative charge will be applied to cancellations up to August 17, 2020.
  • After August 17, 2020 no refund will be given.
  • Name changes requested before August 24, 2020 will be charged 10 euro
  • After August 24, 2020 no name changes will be accepted

Request for reimbursements must be send to e-mail: olita@jekaba.lv

Organising Committe

 Chairs: Prof. Dr. Sandra Lejniece
            Prof. Sabine Eichinger




Conference Secretariat

Jekaba Celojumi

Rezeknes iela 3a,

Riga, LV-1073

August  28, Friday

13:00 - 13:55  Satellite Symposium byTakeda - Protect future joint health through personalized FVIII prophylaxis. 
Chairs: Ž Kovaļova (Latvia), S Saulyte-Trakymiene (Lithuania)

13:00 - 13.05 Opening
Ž Kovaļova (Latvia)
S Saulyte-Trakymiene (Lithuania)

13:05 – 13:35 Protect future joint health through personalized FVIII prophylaxis
C Escuriolia (Haemophilia Centre Rhein Main, Frankfurt-Mörfelden, Germany)

13:35 – 13:45 First experience with EHL FVIII in Estonia
K Saks (Tallin Children's Hospital, Tallin, Estonia)

13:45 – 13:55Discussion


14:00 - 14:15 Opening Ceremony

14:15 - 16:15 Session 1: Vitamin K antagonists and DOAC - Preference in case of hematological and oncological diseases / Sabine Eichinger (AT)

                      1x clinical case / Arturs Petersons (Latvia)

                     1x clinical case / Linda Kundzina Steinberga (Latvia)

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 18:30 Session 2: Von Willebrand disease: Diagnostics and treatment / Riitta Lassila (FI)

                      1x clinical case / Darta Balode (Latvia) 

                      1x clinical case / Edward Laane (Estonia)

18:30 - 19:30
  Satellite Symposium by Roche - Emicizumab - freedom for  hemophilia a patients. 

18:30 - 19:05 Emicizumab clinically practical experience from Slovenia. Patient
K Rener (University Hospital Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
19:05 - 19:20 First experience with Emicizumab for Hemophilia A patients.
M Hein (Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikumi Hematoloogia-onkoloogia, Tartu, Estonia)
19:20 Discussion

19:20 - 20:00 Welcome Drinks by ROCHE


August  29, Saturday 

08:00 - 09:00 Satellite Symposium by  Octapharma - Overview of the clinical trials with human-cl rhFVIII (simoctocog alfa) 

Chair: MT Álvarez Román (Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain)

09:00 - 11:00 Session 3:  Update of ITP diagnosis and treatment / Francesco Rodeghiero (IT)

                      1x clinical case / Alla Rivkina (Latvia)

                      1x clinical case / Ivars Veckalns (Latvia)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 13:15 Session 4: Approach to a patient with suspected bleeding disorders / Michael Nagler (CH)

                      1x clinical case / Brigita Janicka Kupra (Latvia)

                      1x clinical caseEvelina   Maminskaite  (Lithiania)

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30  
Satellite Symposium by  Novo Nordisk - EHL FVIII/FIX products - new treatment opportunities for hemophilia patient

Chair: Dr. S. Saulyte-Trakymien (Lithuania)

13:30 – 13:35   Opening/ Welcome

Dr. S. Saulyte-Trakymien (Children's Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania)

13:35 – 14:05   Overview on the clinical trial programmepathfinder™andparadigm™in adult population

Prof. S. Zupančić-Šalek (University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)

14:05 – 14:25   Overview on the clinical trial programmepathfinder™andparadigm™in children population

Dr. S. Saulyte-Trakymien (Children's Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania)

14:25 – 14:30    Q&A, Closing

14:30 - 16:30 Session 5: Hemophilia treatment update / Margareta Holmström (SE)

                      1x clinical case / Ines Vaide (Estonia)

                      1x clinical case/Sonata Saulyte Trakymiene (Lithuania)

16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 - 18:45 Session 6: Congenital thrombophilia - The landscape of genetic diagnosis and clinical use of those data / Willem Lijfering (NL)

                      1x clinical case / Anna Valaine (Latvia)

                      1x clinical case/Karina Drizlionoka (Latvia)

19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner, The House of the Black Heads, Ratslaukums 7, Riga


August 30, Sunday


09:00 - 11:00 Session 7: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Pathogenesis – Diagnostics – Treatment / Lorenzo Alberio (CH)

                      1x clinical case / Barbara Steinlechner (AT)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 13:15 Session 8: Chronic DIC syndrome - Diagnostics and treatment including  COVID-19 coagulopath / Dr Jecko Thachil (UK) 

                Lecture & self-assessment cases      

13:15 - 13:30 Closing Ceremony


Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija

The 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija is located in the heart of Riga, 400 metres from the beautiful Old Town. It offers stylish interiors, many dining venues, spa facilities and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. Hotel featuring 571 guest rooms and is famous for its lively atmosphere and wealth of entertainment options including restaurants, bars, casino, nightclub, the trendy and stylish Skyline bar with its fabulous city view from 26th floor and the brand new and conceptually unique ESPA Riga spa facilities.

The Conference & Events Centre

is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija 2nd floor, the one of Riga’s landmarks and an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
The Conference & Events Centre is one of the largest in the Baltic States, featuring 16 multi-functional meeting rooms in Riga that together can host up to 2,500 people. Most of the meeting rooms have a natural daylight, while the Sky Point room on hotel’s 27th floor offers breathtaking panoramic views over the historical part of the city providing the memorable moments for the guests.


 Radisson BLUE Hotel


Venue:Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Conference & Events Centre, Elizabetes 55, Rīga