The 11th BIC is fully compliant with the required safety and prevention measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the Italian regulation, the EU Digital COVID Certificate (Green Pass or EUDCC) or equivalent proof of vaccination is required to access the Conference. The EUDCC can be also obtained by performing a PCR test no later than 48 hours before access. After 48 hours, a new test is required.
The Congress venue is located in the Venice Hospital. A COVID-19 checkpoint at the entrance performs temperature checks every morning. Hydrogel dispensers are available at the Venue.

Attendees will be required to wear a surgical mask (or FFP2) at all times when inside the venue. It is not compulsory to wear a mask outdoors, unless there is a crowded situation. It is also mandatory to wear masks on public transport.

Travelling from abroad? Please check the latest regulation to enter Italy and make sure to come prepared. For Schengen countries that have EUDCC in place, it is sufficient to show it Please check with your airline if a PCR is needed to get onboard. Make sure to compile the Passenger Locator Form, as it is compulsory.

From 31 August, travellers from the UK can enter Italy without being required to quarantine if they have proof of vaccination and a negative test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy.

It is possible to enter Italy without the self-quarantine requirement for travellers departing from the USA, Japan, Canada and Israel if they are in possession of the certificates issued by their respective countries.

In case of doubts, please read thoroughly the Italian Health Ministry webpage about travelling during this time.

At the moment, the Veneto region COVID-19 infection rate for the Venice region is 7.5/100.000 – while contagion rates are rising, hospitals are under control and the vaccination campaign is rolling. EUDCC is required to access any indoor activity (e.g., museum visits, indoor dinners, etc.), so please have it on you at all times. An ID may or may not be required. EUDCC will be also required on long-haul trains and flights from the 1st of September.

The BIC Organizers decline any responsibility for delegates not complying with the current regulations.

LAST UPDATE: 31/8/21


The Conference venue (Ospedale SS. Giovanni e Paolo) can be reached on foot in ten minutes from Rialto, or by ACTV boat lines 4.1/4.2, 5.1/5.2 or by the Alilaguna B line.

The Conference venue is also within ten minutes walk from the main Conference hotel (Starhotels Splendid). The “H” hospital road signs will help you find the easiest way to reach the Conference venue.



The Conference has been accredited for Italian CME.
ID RES EVENT: N. 325643
ID FAD EVENT: N. 325932


Event reference: #LEE21-00970.
International Accreditation managed by SMC media Srl

The 11th BIC International Conference “Advances in haemostasis and bleeding disorders”, Venice, Italy, 17/09/2021-19/09/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).”

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found HERE.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form.

17.09.2021: 1.00 credits

18.09.2021: 4.00 credits

19.09.2021: 5.00 credits

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day.

MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice

Reference number: EMT24730


Stay connected during the Congress. If you have registered for the online only attendance, you will be able to watch the live streaming of the Conference through our web app & mobile app.


Both in presence and online only registrations include also free access to all recorded sessions after the event for up to 3 months.

On-demand viewing of the conference will officially release after the Conference ends, starting from Wednesday 22 September. A few sessions may be available earlier.

Please visit the LIVE section of the website and log in with your credentials in order to view the on-demand content.


This Conference is fully compliant with the ethical codes and regulations of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), the National Agency for Regional Health Services (Agenas), Farmindustria and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).


English is the official language of the Conference. No translation services will be available during the event.


Opening times (Ospedale SS. Giovanni e Paolo, First floor)
FRIDAY, 17 Sept. 14.30 – 19.30
SATURDAY, 18 Sept. 08.30 – 19.00
SUNDAY, 19 Sept. 08.30 – 19.00


To ensure that speakers will present their most recent research, the conference organizers are committed to strictly forbid any recording, photographs or filming of the scientific sessions unless prior permission has been obtained.


Abstracts were reviewed by the International Scientific Committee and selected for oral communication, poster presentation or publication only. The corresponding authors were notified on the abstract acceptance in late May 2021 at the email address provided during submission.

Abstracts selected for the oral communication and the poster sessions will have to be presented ON SITE by one of the actual authors. Please, note that the presenting authors must register for the Conference by the end of July 2021 to be able to present their work. The exact day and time of the poster manning will be communicated in early September 2021.

All electronic posters must be submitted by August 25th according to the instructions provided to each presenting author.

Finally, all accepted abstracts are to be published online and in print in as a supplement of Haematologica which will be available for download from the Conference website.