News from the Anticoagulation Forum
August 2016
In this issue
14th National Conference * August Webinar *  Albuquerque Boot Camp  
CLOT+ Article Database * NATF's Thrombosis Summit
Registration Now Open!

AC Forum's 14th National Conference on Anticoagulation Therapy

April 20-22, 2017
JW Marriott LA Live
Los Angeles, CA 

Medical professionals of all specialties are invited to AC Forum's biennial conference, April 20-22, 2017. With an expected attendance of over 900 professionals, the meeting is the largest venue for open discussion and education on advances in anticoagulant therapy and improved patient care.

The 3-day meeting will feature lectures on recent advances in anticoagulation therapy, small master classes, a "meet the expert" breakfast, poster presentations of original research, and exhibitors. 

Past attendees have been pharmacists, physicians and nurses who provide direct care in the field of anticoagulation. Since patients with anticoagulation needs interact with doctors in many fields, medical professionals from all disciplines are welcome and can benefit from the discussions and research presented.

For more information and to register, visit

August Webinar: Managing Heparin Anticoagulants 
in VTE Treatment

Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 ET

Despite its decades-long history as a component in the initial treatment of VTE, heparin continues to challenge clinicians. In our August Lunch & Learn  webinar, we will discuss the practical use and management of heparin anticoagulants as presented in our VTE Clinical Guidance published in January 2016.
Research co-authors Maureen Smythe, PharmD; Paul Dobesh, PharmD; Adam Cuker, MD; and Diane Wirth, ANP; will present the research and answer questions.

AC Forum's Lunch & Learn Webinars are free and open to all healthcare professionals.

5th Regional AC Forum Bootcamp
Albuquerque, NM

October 6-7, 2016
Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town
Registration $399

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 and daily "chalk talks" will allow for attendee participation to shape the topics.

For more information and to register visit
McMaster University Launches CLOT+
Customized Thrombosis Research Database

Medical professionals now have a new tool for accessing relevant and newsworthy research articles in the field of thrombosis. CLOT+ is a continuously updated database of research articles powered by the Health Information Research Unit at McMaster University. The site systematically reviews over 120 journals and identifies articles with the strongest methods for clinical attention that meet rigorous criteria. Registered users can receive alerts as articles in their subject area become available and search the cumulative database.

For more information and to register for the service, click here.
NATF Hosts Thrombosis Summit 2016

October 1, 7:00 am-noon
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

Leading experts in thrombosis medicine will share game-changing developments in the prevention and treatment of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism. These include innovations to manage heart attacks, guideline-based management algorithms for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, links between thrombophilia and infertility, techniques for overcoming heart valve thrombosis, and strategies for advocacy in thrombosis prevention. Survivors of thrombotic events will also share their stories.
This program is ideal for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, NPs, PAs, allied health professionals.  Patients and family members, caregivers, and patient advocates are encouraged to attend.

Earn up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 3.5 NABP CPE credits.

For more information, click  here.

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