Welcome to Belgrade
28th EHC CONFERENCE, BELGRADE, SERBIA
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of Serbian Haemophilia Society I would like to invite you on 28th EHC Conference in Belgrade, 2-4th October 2015.
Society would like once again to thank all the NMOs that had faith in us and gave us opportunity to present Belgrade and us as good hosts of such a prestigious event. As the earlier conferences have reached an enviable level, our Society has a challenging task to maintain that level, especially as we are relatively young Society.
Society with this name exists 15 years, currently has around 270 members from around 780 patients in Serbia and its recent activities managed to significantly improve their status. I honestly think that organizing this meeting in Belgrade will further improve the care of patients in all segments and that it will bring more recognition from all stakeholders to our Society.
What encourages us more is the conference program itself. As always, there will be medical sessions (gene therapy, inhibitors, long-acting factor concentrates, other bleeding disorders, hemophilia in Serbia, etc.), as well as workshops and symposiums. We believe that there will be something of significance for each NMO especially us as hosts.
Of course that with hard work always goes relaxing part. This Conference is an excellent opportunity to visit Belgrade and enjoy its offer. There are countless opportunities for having a good time in Belgrade. As a city on crossroads of many people, religions and empires, as a city that strives to become a respected European capital, Belgrade offers to each guest uniqe experience.
We hope that both, Conference and Belgrade itself will contribute that all participants feel welcome and that everyone will return home richer for new knowledge and friendships.
Serbian Haemophilia Society and I wish you a warm welcome to Belgrade.
President of the Steering Board
Serbian Haemohpilia Society
Vladimir Ilijin (born in 1956.) is current President of the Steering Board of Serbian Haemophilia Society. He took this position in 2009. Since 2005 Mr. Ilijin is a regular member of the Society and since 2007 member of the Steering Board. Mr. Ilijin gained his right to be a member of the Society as he is patient with hemophilia A sever with inhibitors. Since his early age when he was diagnosed in 1957, he has been trough all phases of hemophilia care in than Yugoslavia and Serbia, which is path from almost non-existing care to today modern care. As a President of the Steering Board, Mr. Ilijin represents Society in National Council for Haemophilia, he is a member of a Republic tender committee for hemophilia, represents Society in organization KLINIS (Organization for Clinical Trials in Serbia) and in the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Mr. Ilijin is also initiator, co-author and/or participant in all activities carried out by Serbian Haemophilia Society. Since his retirement in 2005. With relatively good health and priceless help from his wife and daughter, Mr. Ilijin dedicated his time to secure better hemophilia care in Serbia.