New Interactive Education Tool Focuses on Blood Clots

New Education Tool Offers Online Ease of Use “Understanding VTEs” is a new, easy-to-use online tool to help people learn more about venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Developed by medical professionals and hosted by the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians, this…


March 8 Johns Hopkins VTE Webinar

Preventing Avoidable VTE: Every Patient, Every Time Mark the start of Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month by registering for this free Johns Hopkins webinar, taking place on March 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants will learn about strategies at the provider, nurse and patient levels for ensuring that all hospitalized patients receive risk-appropriate prophylaxis….


Johns Hopkins 8th Annual VTE Symposium

The Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, in collaboration with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, presents the 8th Annual Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Symposium, featuring keynote speaker Richard H. White, MD, who will be discussing Hospital-associated VTE: Findings from observational studies. Currently, Dr. White is Professor and Chief of General Medicine at the University…

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THSNA Summit 2016 – Register Now

Join us at THSNA Summit 2016 April 14-16 (Pre-Conferences April 14) Chicago, IL       3rd Annual Summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America April 14-16, 2016 | Chicago, IL The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) will hold its 3rd comprehensive scientific meeting dedicated to thrombosis and hemostasis…

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New Comprehensive Clinical Guidance in VTE

New detailed consensus guidance from 58 leading experts on treating Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) appears in this month’s Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis and is being made available free, online as open source material. The Anticoagulation Forum initiated this comprehensive guidance project to inform a wide range of healthcare providers about treatments for this life threatening condition and provide easily accessible information about therapies that can…


Medication Safety Campaign Call

Join Jack Ansell, MD, MACP, a member of NBCA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, and NBCA CEO Randy Fenninger, during the upcoming Medication Safety Campaign Call being hosted by the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). The event is taking place Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern, and will address the question: Is patient self-management a key…


Navigating Health Insurance Choices

NBCA recently partnered with the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) to provide information on blood clots and how people affected by them may have special health insurance needs.  The purpose of the NDNRC is to provide cross-disability information and support to health insurance navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive…

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HHS and CDC HA-VTE Prevention Challenge

Post Script, March 29, 2016 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced eight winners for the 2015 Healthcare Associated-VTE Prevention Challenge, recognizing hospitals in the U.S. that demonstrated outstanding efforts to Stop the Clot. We applaud all of these winners or VTE Champions, including several who…


Patient Input Needed for New Study Involving APS

The Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center at Duke University Medical Center is leading efforts to develop a clinical trial related to the optimal treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic events in persons with antiphospholipid syndrome. The team is looking to enlist the help of one or two patients with APS to participate in designing the study….

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World Thrombosis Day HCP Webinar

World Thrombosis Day (WTD) takes place on Tuesday, October 13. In recognition of WTD 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), are co-hosting a special webinar for healthcare professionals (HCPs) about venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pregnancy. During this webinar, Dr. Andra James will discuss…