Welcome to the MCCT!

Maastricht Consensus Conference on Thrombosis (MCCT) 2022

Welcome to Maastricht!

These days all of us are struggling with a pandemic and it is hard to imagine that life will ever be normal again. The entire globe is severely affected by COVOD-19. Medical staff is overloaded. All countries have cancelled meetings and group activities for the next couple of months. We do not know when people are allowed to travel without any restrictions.

Therefore we decided to shift MCCT of March 2021, to 23, 24 and 25 March 2022.

For this 4th MCCT meeting we have assembled a tentative program, focused on “Blood coagulation and beyond”. The main theme expresses the importance that blood coagulation elements (cells, vesicles, proteins, vessel walls) have not only in regulating hemostasis, but certainly also in a range of diseases: from myocardial infarction and stroke, to cancer, sepsis and other major morbidities. One essential feature of the blood coagulation system that we have become aware of, is that it is not confined by boundaries: clotting regulates beyond the vessel wall, at the cellular level.
In the 4th MCCT meeting we again assemble faculty, students and other participants to together sketch outlines for future research. This outcome will again be published in a major scientific journal.

We are inviting the best possible international faculty for this inspiring meeting.
The interaction among participants is key, therefore an online meeting is no option! To attract many people, at least we guarantee an excellent and attractive venue in one of the most appealing cities in the Netherlands and in the heart of Europe, Maastricht.

All physicians and scientists involved in any part of thrombosis and hemostasis are very much welcome to attend this meeting! For now, save the date (23-25 March 2022) and block your agendas!

Meanwhile we wish you courage and good health in the difficult months ahead.

On behalf of the LOC, Hugo ten Cate


Maastricht is the most beautiful and romantic city of Holland

Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, in addition to the capital of the province of Limburg, the de facto capital of the Meuse- Rhine. It is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with numerous attractions. In addition to a center for art and culture, Maastricht is a vibrant shopping, education city, business city and event city. Read further >




1. The “coagulome” as a critical driver of cardiovascular disease. 
2. Novel mechanisms of thrombosis 
3. How to limit bleeding risks: insights from translational studies. 
4. Hemostasis in extracorporeal systems: how to utilize ex vivo models. 
5. Clinical dilemmas in thrombosis and antithrombotic management

The audience


The theme

This is a highly interactive working conference where scientists from all backgrounds, including academia and industry, interact with the audience on “hot topics” in cardiovascular diseases with a focus on venous and arterial thrombosis.