About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Oct 2018 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Pathology, Anticoagulation Specialist Association

Online registration for this event has closed. Places will be available on the day.

Jointly organised by the RSM and the ASA (Anticoagulation Specialist Association), the conference will address challenges, new evidence in thrombosis and anticoagulation and application to clinical practice. Knowledge and information shared at the conference is aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.

This meeting forms part of an enduring programme for healthcare professionals involved in the management of VTE and stroke prevention in NVAF. Practical approaches to anticoagulation challenges will be reviewed, alongside the management of VTE and the role of NOACs in redefining the standard of effective anticoagulation therapy.

The plenary presentations will be delivered by leading experts, and all attendees will be involved with the opportunity to vote and ask questions throughout the day, using interactive devices.

The afternoon workshops will be run by expert facilitators leading an interactive discussion, including examples of local guidance or best practices.

Topics include:

  • Current practice in the related topics
  • Tools for assessing the risk of recurrent VTE and measures to put in place to prevent HAT
  • Understand anticoagulation therapy in elderly patients
  • The future role of anticoagulation warfarin clinics
  • The use of aspirin as prophylaxis
  • Real-world practical information and patient experience of VTE
  • Latest clinical data
  • Patient case studies and expert opinions
  • Characteristics of NOACs, explore the evolving use and discuss how they may be integrated into the standard of care
  • Benefits from multidisciplinary, expert and peer-to-peer learning
  • Best practice experiences to enhance patient care and clinical outcomes



View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one

Rationale on the use of Aspirin as thromboprophylaxis

Mr Vipin Asopa, Consultant Orthopaedic, North Middlesex University Hospital

NICE: Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

Professor Beverley Hunt, Consultant Haematologist

Tea and coffee
Extended medical thromboprophylaxis

Professor Ander Cohen, Consultant Haematologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Anticoagulation therapy in the elderly

Dr Clifford Lisk, Consultant Geriatrician, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust


Session two

Expert panel exploring the future of the anticoagulation clinic

Hayley Flavell, Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Consultant Nurse, Mr Michael Jackson, Anticoagulation Pharmacist and Dr Matthew Rogers, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford

Management of post thrombotic syndrome post deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Mr Mario Caruana, Vascular Surgeon

The National AHSN AF Programme: Detect, Protect, Perfect!

Dr Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist

Expert panel dealing with complex medical cases
Closing remarks

Dr Paul Harrison

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom