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spyropolousThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), held a webinar on Thursday, March 3, 2016, entitled Assessing the Risk for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Hospitalized Medical Patients. The guest speaker was Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

In the archived webinar video below, Dr. Spyropoulos discusses recent advances in both the use of clinical VTE risk assessment models and potential VTE biomarkers to identify patients at higher risk for VTE and to improve prevention of VTE among hospitalized patients. He also discusses potential future utility of these strategies to identify particularly high-risk patients who would benefit from long-term thromboprophylaxis to prevent VTE.

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) hosted this webinar as part of its collaborative agreement with CDC.

 

 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), will hold the next webinar in its ongoing series of public health webinars about blood disorders, on Thursday, March 3, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern.

During this webinar — Assessing the Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized  Medical Patients — Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, will discuss recent advances in both the use of clinical VTE risk assessment models and potential VTE biomarkers to identify patients at higher risk for VTE and to improve prevention of VTE among hospitalized patients. He also will discuss potential future utility of these strategies to identify particularly high-risk patients who would benefit from long-term thromboprophylaxis to prevent VTE.

Dr. Spyropoulos is Professor of Medicine, Hofstra, North Shore/Long Island Jewish School of MedicineSystem, and Director, Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System.

This webinar, which is being hosted by the National Blood Clot Alliance in partnership with CDC, is free and open to public health professionals, clinicians, and researchers seeking more information about venous thromboembolism and blood disorders.

Advance registration is required, as the number of attendees is limited. Please register here:  CDC Webinar Registration

To learn more about this webinar, click here:  CDC Webinar Information Sheet 

For more information please contact:  Cynthia Sayers: cay1@cdc.gov or 404.498.0020.

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