About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Mar 2020 from 12:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise Medicine

This live streamed event will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).

Experts start by covering the basic principles and provide a review of the coagulation cascade, this will be followed by guidance on the interpretation of antiphospholipid antibody test results. Subsequent talks will focus on the management and common pitfalls in APS, the role of DOACs in APS, obstetric APS, the role of surgery in APS, and future therapies in APS.

The meeting will conclude with a keynote lecture from Professor Beverley Hunt, FRCP FRCPath OBE.

CPD points: 4 points.

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Topics include:

  • The basic pathophysiology of antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Classification criteria and management of the antiphospholipid syndrome
  • The use of DOACs (directly acting oral anticoagulants) in antiphospholipid syndrome
  • The management of obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Surgical management of antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Future therapies in antiphospholipid syndrome
  • The management of antiphospholipid syndrome in a historical context

*Speaker preferences regarding live streaming can change, we will keep you informed if there are any changes to this live stream agenda.* 


We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

AbbVie, Pfizer, Sanofi and UCB Pharma

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.


View the programme

Live stream broadcast begins
Welcome and introduction
Back to basics

Professor Anisur Rahman, Professor of Rheumatology, Centre For Rheumatology Research, University College London

Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of APS

Dr Karen Breen, Consultant Haematologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Round table discussion
The role of surgery/stenting in post thrombotic syndrome

Mr Stephen Black, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Future therapies in APS

Professor Ian Giles, Professor of Rheumatology, University College London

Obstetric APS

Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Consultant Obstetric Physician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Round table discussion
Keynote Lecture: Antiphospholipid syndrome – past, present and future

Professor Beverley Hunt, Consultant Haematologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Closing remarks
End of live stream


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