Thrombosis and anticoagulation: Improving patient clinical outcome


Friday 19 October 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Pathology Section , Anticoagulation Specialist Association (ASA)


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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.

This is a FREE event that is generously funded by the ASA. However all delegates must book for the event to have their place guaranteed due to high demand, - tickets include tea, coffee and lunch.


topics include: 

  • Current practice in the related topics 
  • Tools for assessing 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 standard of care
  • Benefits from multidisciplinary, expert and peer-to-peer learning
  • Best practice experiences to enhance patient care and clinical outcomes



This event is FREE for all delegates.  



*The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly

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8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Introduction and overview of objectives

Dr Paul Harrison, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Dr John Luckit, Consultant Haematologist


9.05 am

Rationale on the use of Aspirin as thromboprophylaxis

Mr Vipin Asopa, Consultant Orthopaedic, North Middlesex University Hospital

9.45 am

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

Professor Beverley Hunt, Consultant Haematologist

10.30 am

Tea and coffee

11.00 am

Extended medical thromboprophylaxis

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

11.45 am

Anticoagulation therapy in the elderly

Dr Clifford Lisk, Ambulatory Consultant with Special Interest in Elderly Care

12.30 pm



1.15 pm

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

1.45 pm

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

Mr Mario Caruana, Vascular Surgeon

2.30 pm

Anticoagulation therapy in PCI

Dr Simon Kennon, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

3.00 pm

Expert panel dealing with complex medical cases

3.45 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Paul Harrison

4.00 pm

Close of meeting

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