National Blood Clot Alliance Presents Patient Track Program at Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America

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Stop The Clot® Forum for patients and families provides info about signs and symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to partner with the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA) in a collaboration of the leading non-profit organizations in the fields of bleeding and clotting disorders.   As the provider of the “Patient Track” program, NBCA will bring together key leaders in the field of blood clots and clotting disorders for interactive discussions at our Stop The Clot® Forum.

Speakers include Drs. Jack Ansell of Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, Scott Kaatz of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Geno Merli of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Andra James of Duke University Medical Center in Durham and Susah Kahn of Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.  The program will include a “Meet the Experts” session featuring the physician speakers as well as Edith Nutescu, PharmD, of University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Lynn Oertel, MSc, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Ann Witkowsky, PharmD of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

The Stop The Clot® Forum will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 – the final day of the THSNA Conference – at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  Registration is free and open to the public.  Advance registration is required at

A Stop The Clot® Forum is an interactive program that provides basic information about blood clots, signs and symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment.  Stop The Clot® Forums provide a venue to share up-to-date information to those whose lives are affected by blood clots and clotting disorders with experts in the field.   This affected population will be better equipped to make decisions about their health, communicate with their health care providers and cope with living with blood clots and clotting disorders.

National Blood Clot Alliance’s Stop The Clot® Forums are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NBCA’s goal is to close the knowledge gaps about blood clots and clotting disorders by providing health information to this target audience.

The National Blood Clot Alliance is a patient led advocacy group whose mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat blood clots and clotting disorders through research, education, support and advocacy.  Each year over 100,000 people die from undiagnosed blood clots, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

For additional information about Stop The Clot® Forums including how to schedule one for your area, please contact Judi Kaplan Elkin, Director of Regional Development and Education at

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