The Southern African Society
Thrombosis and Haemostasis
1. MISSION STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES
The Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (SASTH) is a scientific and educational organization aiming to bring together clinicians and scientists from a broad array of disciplines dealing with thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology.
The objectives of the Society are:
1.1 To promote the acquisition, dissemination, exchange, education and application of knowledge in thrombosis,haemostasis and vascular biology;
1.2 To identify thrombosis and haemostasis problems affecting populations in Southern Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world;
1.3 To provide a forum for the discussion of these problems through scientific meetings and publications;
1.4 To promote and enhance multidisciplinary research and scientific enquiry on these problems;
1.5 To develop, standardize and critically evaluate new and existing diagnostic tests, instrumentation and reagents used in thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology.
1.6 To synthesize and evaluate evidence-based and consensus guidelines for the management of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
1.7 To encourage and promote collobarative activities among Society members as well as with other national and international organizations.
1.8 To provide a translational environment which supports and fosters the most outstanding clinical care for South Africans with thrombotic and haemostatic disorders.