International Network of VENous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Networks

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The Thrombosis and Haemostasis society of Australia and New Zealand represents nearly 300 clinicians and scientists committed to promoting and fostering the acquisition and diffusion of knowledge and ideas relating to normal and abnormal haemostasis. The Society serves as a forum for bringing together a broad array of disciplines which relate to bleeding, thrombosis and cognate fields.

Council Members

Dr. Eileen Merriman

Dr. Eileen Merriman, MBChB, PhD, BMLSc

Eileen Merriman is the Clinical Director of Haematology and Lead Thrombosis Clinician at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. She is the principal investigator of the TWISTER study (Two Weeks of Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Isolated Symptomatic Distal DVT), which formed the subject for her PhD. She is the current New Zealand councillor and recent past president of THANZ (2017-2019), a member of the THANZ Clinical Trials Group, and the New Zealand representative for the ASCOT (Australasian Covid 19 trial) anticoagulation working group. Her interests include distal DVT, antiphospholipid syndrome and pregnancy-associated VTE.

Dr. Timothy Brighton

Dr. Timothy Brighton, MBBS, MD

Timothy Brighton (Australia) is currently a Senior Staff Haematologist at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. He is a Consultant Haematologist at Prince of Wales Private Hospital and Haematopathologist and Clinical Director of Department of Haematology & Molecular Genetics within SEALS laboratory at Randwick. Tim worked at St George Hospital as a Consultant Haematologist from 1995-2005 and then moved to Prince of Wales Hospital (2005-current). He is a member of HSANZ, ANZSBT and ASTH. He served on ASTH council for 6 years as Councillor Treasurer (1999-2005) and was Chair of the ASTH Clinical Trials Group since inception until 2015. During this time he was Principal Investigator of the ASPIRE study. He is currently Secretary and councillor for HSANZ. He coordinates registrar training in NSW/ACT for Haematology. He is a member of ALLG, ASH, and ISTH in addition to other medical societies. He was secretary for the ISTH Sydney 2005 meeting and is on the organising committee for the Melbourne 2019 ISTH meeting.

 Tim has focused during his career on laboratory and clinical research in platelet disorders, bleeding disorders, and the investigation and management of thrombosis. He continues to participates in numerous malignant and non-malignant sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical research studies.


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