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PostSubject: Schedule of activities aimed towards DVT awareness.   Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:02 pm

Here is a link to NATF (North American Thrombosis Forum), a leader of DVT Awareness. Many conferences and siminars will take place (mainly in the USA) and will be geared towards educating from the patients,all the way to hospital administrators . Hope you can participate in any of these events.
http://www.natfonline.org/education.php.
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PostSubject: Re: Schedule of activities aimed towards DVT awareness.   Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:45 pm

MORE LINKS FOR VARIOUS DVT AWARENESS ACTIVITIES

ClotCare has some new postings. Excerpts from and links to the new postings are below.
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Pulmonary Embolism - a thorough update by a top expert in the field
Henry I. Bussey, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA
Reference: Tapson VF. Acute Pulmonary Embolism. New England Journal of Medicine 2008; 358:1037-52.
The well-recognized expert (and ClotCare editorial board member), Vic Tapson, MD of Duke University Medical Center has provided a very well-written review which covers all clinical aspects of pulmonary embolism from the underlying pathophysiology, pre-test probability assessment, the merits of various diagnostic options, treatment choices, and prevention. Also included is a nice over-view of the risk of PE and DVT during and following pregnancy.
This posting and a link to the article referenced are available on ClotCare at:
http://www.clotcare.com/clotcare/pulmonaryembolism.aspx
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New Continuing Education Opportunities
ClotCare has been notified of continuing education opportunities going on across the country in the coming months. CE opportunities are listed on ClotCare at:
http://www.clotcare.com/clotcare/cecredit.aspx
Upcoming activities include:
Venous Thromboembolism – The Clinical Science and the Practice
****Featuring Melanie Bloom****
Cost: FREE
Date: Friday March 14, 2008 at 08:30 AM
Symposium Location:
UNC Friday Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Register: http://www.primeinc.org/symposia/92.html
Audience: Internists, family practitioners, surgeons, pulmonologists, intensivists, hospitalists, cardiologists, hematologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists
Program Summary: The primary goal of this program is to improve healthcare providers’ understanding of the clinical science and practice of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of venous thromboembolism. The daylong symposium is divided into a general session followed by concurrent workshops. The range of topics will be applicable to inpatient and outpatient issues of venous thromboembolism and should be of interest to specialists as well as generalists. Significant emphasis will be placed on case presentations. A number of specific areas will also be addressed including JCAHO standards, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, pregnancy, thrombophilias, and aggressive therapies. Coincidental to the March 14 date, March is national thromboembolism month in the US.
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University of Utah Thrombosis Symposium

Course Description: Nationally, antithrombotic medications rank as one of the highest risk medication classes. As such, many of the current and proposed national patient safety initiatives address the optimal use of these medications for the prevention and management of thrombotic disorders. In order to improve the safe and effective use of these medications, practitioners need: education about and access to current practice standards and guidelines, a forum to be updated on new practice-changing studies in the literature, and tools to help implement change and improve outcomes. The purpose of this symposium is to address these needs through a broad-based curriculum of thrombosis-related topics.
Date & Time: April 18, 2008, 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Location:
Spencer F. & Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building
University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT
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Blood In Motion: Symposium On Medical & Surgical Issues In Coagulation
When: April 25, 2008
Where:
Sheraton Station Square Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Sponsored By: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and ITxM Diagnostics In Collaboration with The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, the participants should:
* Be generally familiar with the coagulation cascade, and presentation of hypercoagulable states.
* Be able to identify appropriate uses and monitoring methods of anticoagulant therapies
* Be able to identify uses for TPA
* Have a better understanding of treatment approaches and complications of various anticoagulation methods
* Be familiar with new anticoagulants

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Beginning Preceptorship in the Management of Anticoagulation Therapy and Clinical Thrombosis
When: November 6, 2008
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: A one-day course for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who are newcomers to the field of anticoagulation. This introductory course covers clinical and operational aspects of care and will be helpful to providers putting together an anticoagulation clinic, or just entering this field of medicine. It is recommended as a prerequisite for the Advanced Preceptorship if you are new to the science of thrombosis. Registration fee also includes breakfast, lunch, and participation in the New Mexico Thrombosis Journal Club dinner meeting the evening of November 6, a Thrombosis Primer, and a useful course syllabus.
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New Mexico Thrombosis Journal Club Dinner
When: November 6, 2008
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: An opportunity to discuss current research in the field of thrombosis with our faculty, national conference guests, and professionals from the region. The fee for this dinner is included in the fee for the Management of Anticoagulation Preceptorships, or may be purchased separately.
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Advanced Preceptorship in the Management of Anticoagulation Therapy and Clinical Thrombosis
When: November 7-8, 2008
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: A highly acclaimed, 2-day, in-depth course for those practicing in, or those newly responsible for setting up, anticoagulation clinics. This course is limited to 50 registrants to ensure high interaction with our expert faculty. The registration fee includes participation in the New Mexico Thrombosis Journal Club on November 6, a reception on November 7, a clinic site tour, breakfast and lunch each day, a Thrombosis Primer, and useful course syllabus.
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New DVT Awareness Month Activities
ClotCare has information about DVT Awareness Month posted at:
http://www.clotcare.com/clotcare/dvt_awareness_month_march_2008.aspx
Below are some DVT Awareness Month activities that have recently been posted.
Venous Screening Day
When: March 22, 2008
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Dover, New Hampshire
Cost: FREE
Register: To register for a screening, call 603-740-2817. Appointments will be scheduled for a 15 minute time slot.
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Thrombosis Focus
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thrombosis Focus is a main corridor event for the hospital community. Information about DVT risk assessment, treatment, and prevention will be displayed in the main corridor. Those attending will have the opportunity to participate in lots of hands on opportunities, including "Design your own sock!". Thrombosis Focus is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Staff from the Anticoagulation Management Service and the Vascular Center (including a portable doppler machine) will be on hand to answer questions.
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Anticoagulation Symposium: Focus on Thrombosis Prevention and Treatment
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital
When: Friday, March 28, 2008
This symposium is a full-day conference targeted primarily for nurses at MGH and the surrounding community. More details are coming soon.
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As always, I hope this information is useful. Please let me know if you have questions or comments.
Sincerely,
Marie
Marie B. Walker
Director of Information Technology and Lay Editor
ClotCare Online Resource
Member Organization of the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
http://www.clotcare.com
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