International Society of Haematology

Scope and Content

The International Society for Haematology was initially founded in 1946 with separate societies existing in Europe and Asia (the European Society of Haematology and the Asian-Pacific Society of Haematology). The benefits of having a single society were recognised in the 1950s and Wilkinson was involved in efforts made towards establishing a new constitution. In 1968, at a congress held in New York City, a new constitution was eventually ratified which set out three distinct divisions within the Society, namely the Inter-American, the European-African, and the Asian-Pacific.