The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program promotes excellence in care through education, created by and for the federally-recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Network and providers from a variety of disciplines that serve patients with bleeding and other coagulation disorders.

The program was established in 1996 and aims to provide the most comprehensive, broad-based education available for the HTC Network in North America.

The Partners Program is a collaborative initiative of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, National Bleeding Disorders Foundation, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan, Hemophilia Alliance, and the American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network. Funding to support the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program is provided through independent medical educational grants from pharmaceutical manufacturers, along with grant donations from nonprofit organizations serving the blood and bleeding disorders community.

To view the current list of scheduled live training programs or to watch online learning modules, visit Additional questions may be directed to Partners staff at

Basic Partners Programs

The Basic Partners Program is intended to enhance participants' knowledge of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease and increase competence to provide high quality bleeding disorder management within a multidisciplinary comprehensive care team as derived from evidence-based education, standardized guidelines, and professional networking. Basic is conducted over two-and-a-half days and supplements clinical observation of the multidisciplinary IHTC staff with classroom training and a post-comprehensive care clinic conference. Targets those who currently are and have been practicing for at least 6 months in the USHTCN, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other multidisciplinary clinical staff who care for persons with bleeding and other coagulation disorders.

Advanced Partners Programs

Advanced Partners programs expand on the Basic curriculum to meet the needs of experienced HTC care providers who are confident with independent decision-making skills in managing patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Advanced Partners supplements classroom learning with a variety of applied learning techniques such as in-depth case studies, discussions and team problem-solving. The classroom portion of the Advanced programs takes place over two days, and curricula are tailored to the educational needs and interests of the group. Targets those who currently are and have been practicing for at least 2 years in the USHTCN.

Advanced programs currently offered: Advanced I and II for Nursing, Advanced for Social Workers, Advanced for Physical Therapists.

Specialty Workshops

Partners offers other specialty workshops including Presentation Skills and Motivational Interviewing, designed for clinical and nonclinical USHTCN staff with at least 6 months’ experience. The Presentation Skills workshop aims to provide participants with necessary tools and skills to deliver a professional presentation to audiences including patients and/or health care professionals. The Motivational Interviewing workshop aims to provide participants the necessary tools, skills, and practice to apply language of change in patient-centered communications and address the common problem of ambivalence toward change.


PartnersPRN is a flexible online learning program that enables care providers to meet training and educational needs in a quick, cost-effective manner through the convenience of the web. PartnersPRN offers dynamic, web-based access to a variety of learning activities — many offered with continuing education credit — in a format that allows for flexibility of content revision, module expansion and improvement. Learning activities are divided into searchable subcategories. Click here to access the full list of available modules (learners will need to log in before accessing the online education).

Partners Physician Academy

The Partners Physician Academy is a US-based, classical hematology educational program for physicians delivered by national experts. The program’s goal is to support and accelerate career advancement of physicians in fellowship or those early in their career, for leadership as part of the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) network. The Partners Physician Academy is a 5-day training course. This innovative program will deepen the commitment of participants to the bleeding disorder community by developing new, collaborative opportunities to support continued mentorship throughout their careers, with the goal of advancing patient care. To learn more information about this program, visit the website.