AC Forum Chicago Boot Camp

Join World Experts at AC Forum Boot Camp | October 12-13, 2017 | The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago This compact two-day meeting provides a comprehensive curriculum for pharmacists, nurses and physicians, covering the essential aspects of anticoagulation, disease state, and drug management. Engaging discussion around quality improvement, new agents and special situations will benefit all practitioners,…

New Survey Seeks Individuals Diagnosed with Hereditary Thrombophilia

NBCA is working with outside partners as they develop new educational materials to help people with hereditary thrombophilia discuss their condition with their family members. A very important part of this project is a telephone survey of individuals diagnosed with hereditary thrombophilia to get input about the project. If you are an adult who has…

3rd Annual PERT Consortium Symposium

The 3rd Annual PERT Consortium Symposium takes place June 23 through 24, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This two-day symposium will address core issues in pulmonary embolism, such as improving detection, care coordination, and decision-making in managing patients with pulmonary embolism or PE, while expanding knowledge of the underlying mechanisms, optimal initial treatment, and long-term follow-up…

NBCA Urges Congressional Funding to Continue Important VTE Research and Education

NBCA’s CEO Randy Fenninger (pictured second from left) joined partners with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA), on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, to meet with select congressional members and their staff to discuss the crucial role performed by both the National Institutes of Heath (NIH)…

NBCA Seeks Women For Message Testing Project

The National Blood Clot Alliance is conducting message testing of new educational materials it is developing, and is seeking the help of a small group of women to participate in a 30-minute telephone interview with a member of our staff. If you or a friend or family member are pregnant OR a woman between the…

Register Now For CDC March Webinar

        The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is hosting an upcoming webinar for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Blood Disorders, on Thursday, March 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern. This talk – Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: The Johns Hopkins Collaborative Experience – is being presented by NBCA’s…

New Educational Resource for Women

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has created a special patient education tear sheet focused on women’s health and blood clot risks, using information from NBCA’s own Women & Blood Clots educational campaign. As part of our partnership with the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation, we’re proud to have contributed to this important ASH educational…

Journal Showcases Successful Initiatives to Prevent HA-VTE

Blood clots affect up to 900,000 people in the United States each year, and cause about 100,000 deaths annually. About half of these blood clots happen after a recent hospital stay or surgery. These types of blood clots are referred to as healthcare-associated venous thromboembolism, or HA-VTE. To support and prevent HA-VTE, the U.S. Department of…

THSNA Update

Highlights from the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Summit of North America, April 14-16, 2016 The Third Annual Thrombosis Hemostasis Summit of North America was held in Chicago, April 14-16, 2016. The three-day program featured more than 100 lectures about the latest research findings in  the world of blood disorders. The following summary report, prepared by NBCA’s…

Headed to the Hospital? Get Better. Don’t Get a Blood Clot.

Phase II of NBCA’s Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ Campaign Kicks Off  Today, the National Blood Clot Alliance, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kicked off the next phase of their widely acclaimed Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign, with an important focus on blood clot risk reduction among hospitalized…