News from the Anticoagulation Forum
May 2017
In this issue
New Resource Library for Centers of Excellence * May Webinar
Chicago Boot Camp * MAPPP Webinar * Year Without a Stroke
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Centers of Excellence Launches New Resource Center

The AC Forum's Centers of Excellence has launched a new resource library with a robust search tool and dynamic interface for use on a variety of devices. The 350 resources on the site are now organized with intuitive headings and subheads, making the information scannable and more accessible. The resource center also highlights current practices that have achieved recognition as a Center of Excellence. Visit the new resource at the Centers of Excellence website.

Created in 2012, the AC Forum's Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence program helps healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care to their patients on antithrombotic medication. In addition to the resource center, this free program offers a practice self-assessment with specific guidelines and recommendations for best practice. More information is available at

May Webinar: Rivaroxaban or Aspirin for 
Extended Treatment of VTE

Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 - 2:00 ET

Many patients with VTE require extended treatment, but it's uncertain whether it's more effective to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulants or aspirin. Join us as we talk with Dr. Jeff Weitz, the lead researcher of a study which looked at two doses of rivaroxaban and aspirin for extended treatment of VTE.

To read an abstract of the study in the New England Journal of Medicine, click here.

Our webinars are free and open to all medical professionals. Advance registration is required.

Save the Date!
Anticoagulation Boot Camp
Chicago, October 12-13

AC Forum's 7th regional boot camp will be held this fall in Chicago, IL.  This compact 2-day meeting provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers the essential aspects of anticoagulation, disease state, and drug management. An 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. The boot camp model will have a limited enrollment in order to provide ample time for Q&A and personal interaction with our expert faculty.

Registration details will be coming soon, or visit

IPRO to Offer MAPPP App Webinar

IPRO is offering a free webinar on the Management of Anticoagulation in the Peri-Procedural Period featuring its new app on Friday, May 12, 11:00-12:00 ET. Drs. Alex Spyropoulos and Jessica Cohen will lead the discussion with an overview, instructions on using the app and present case studies. 

The live event carries 1 hour of continuing medical education credit.

For information and to register, click here

Year without a Stroke Twitter Chat

The Alliance for Aging Research, with AC Forum and other partners, is hosting a twitter chat on stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. On May 16 at 2:00 pm (eastern), follow the conversation on Twitter at #YearWithoutAStroke. Questions can be tweeted now to be included in the conversation. 

THSNA Travel-To-A-Mentor Awards

THSNA is offering financial awards for students to spend a week training with a research mentor anywhere in the US, Canada or Mexico. The awards, up to $2500 per mentee, will fall into the categories of nursing; laboratory technologist; pharmacist; PhD researcher; physician investigator, clinic, translational or basic; or patient advocate. The structure of the one-week experience will be determined jointly by the mentee and mentor, but is expected to include clinical and/or laboratory experiences (where applicable); attendance at relevant meetings and conferences; and meetings with the mentor to discuss potential future collaborations.

Applicants must be a member of one of THSNA's 16 partner organizations, be within 7 years of completing all formal training, and be committed to the field of hemostasis or thrombosis.

For more information click  here.

14th National Conference Wraps Up

Thank you to all who attended our national conference in Los Angeles last month! Our biennial conference serves as an important forum for providers to share best practices and discuss the latest research, and this year's meeting was no different. A special thank you to our speakers and panelists for sharing their insights. Our next conference will be in Florida in April 2019.

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