News from the Anticoagulation Forum
November 2016
In this issue
14th National Conference * Call for Abstracts *  Conference Scholarships * 
Cancun Boot Camp * CDC's Webinar on VTE in Children
14th National Conference Offers Topics to Interest
 a Wide Range of Medical Fields

What should I know about drug interactions and DOACs?
How are anticoagulation clinics evolving?
What makes an ER patient a good candidate for a DOAC?
What's the balance between anticoagulants, ablation and implantable devices?

These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed at AC Forum's national conference, April 20-22, 2017. The 3-day symposium will bring together medical professionals in fields ranging from cardiology and hematology to pharmacy and family medicine for discussions on current research and evidence-based practices in the field of antithrombotic therapy.

In addition to presentations by leading experts, the conference will feature small, topic-specific master classes,  a "meet the expert" breakfast, poster sessions and industry exhibits.

The deadline for early bird registration is Dec 15, but the master classes often fill up before then.

For more information and to register
AC Forum's 14th National Conference
Call for Abstracts!

AC Forum is now accepting abstracts to be included at the 14th National Conference in Los Angeles, April 20-22, 2017. Accepted research will be displayed at poster sessions at the conference and published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.

The objective of the poster sessions is to share research and work being done across the antithrombotic field. Original research -- even if recently published, case studies, and research building on previously covered hypotheses will be considered.

The submission deadline is 5:00 pm CST, December 1, 2016.

For guidelines and to submit an abstract visit
AC Forum's National Conference
Scholarships Offered

AC Forum is pleased to offer conference scholarships for early career professionals and others who need financial assistance. Each scholarship includes complimentary registration to the conference (a $335 value) and a $1,000 stipend for travel and lodging expenses. 

To apply, applicants need to fill out an application and submit a 300-word essay. Five applicants who demonstrate a financial need and a strong desire to further their knowledge in the field of antithrombotic care will receive a scholarship.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2016.

For details and an application visit

6th Regional AC Forum Bootcamp
Cancun, Mexico
January 26-27, 2017
Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

AC Forum is pleased to announce its first international boot camp held in partnership with Sociedad Mexicana de Trombosis y Hemostasia (SOMETH).  This compact 2-day meeting provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers the essential aspects of anticoagulation, disease state, and drug management. Engaging discussion around quality improvement, new agents and special situations will benefit all practitioners. Join practitioners from Mexico and abroad for daily international "chalk talks."

For more information and to register visit

CDC Public Health Webinar
VTE In Children and Young Adults: 
State-of-the-art in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Thursday, November 3, 2:00-3:00 ET

Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, will present an overview of VTE in children and young adults, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, prognostic factors, and prevention strategies. He also will discuss the current understanding about obesity and its relationship to VTE risk in young patients, as well as the early diagnosis and optimal management of challenging scenarios in young-onset VTE. Alex Spyropoulos, MD and Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, will serve as moderator.

This webinar is free and open to public health professionals, clinicians, and researchers. Advance registration is required and the number of attendees is limited.
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