Karinfijnvandraat is Professor of Paediatric Haematology at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Haemophilia Treatment Centre Amsterdam. She trained in paediatrics and specialised in paediatric haematology at the University of Amsterdam. Her clinical focus is on haemophilia, allied bleeding disorders and sickle cell disease. After a fellowship in clinical epidemiology, her haemophilia research focused on non-severe haemophilia. In 2007 she initiated the international INSIGHT Consortium to enhance collaboration on non-severe haemophilia research among 34 haemophilia treatment centres in 10 European countries and Australia. Furthermore, she contributed to many multicentre studies in haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and sickle cell disease.
Prof. Karin Fijnvandraat and Dr Maria Elisa Mancuso discuss their views on prophylaxis in children with haemophilia.