Upcoming NBCA Abstract Presentations

Upcoming NBCA Abstract Presentations

NBCA’s Elkin Presents Information on NBCA’s Patient / Family Education Program at CDC’s  2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Judi Kaplan Elkin,MEd, Director of Regional Development and Education for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 13.  Elkin’s presentation, entitled Creation and Use of Stop the Clot Forum® Toolkit for Patient Education Programs, will focus on NBCA’s development of a do-it-yourself guide (Toolkit) for volunteers to use execute Stop The Clot® branded patient seminars in major US markets, to increase ability to expand its’ secondary prevention reach in preventing complications in patients with blood clots or clotting disorders.  The National Blood Clot Alliance completed this project as part of a cooperative agreement with CDC. More…

NBCA’s Brownstein Presents Data Indicating Gaps in Hospital VTE Prophylaxis Demonstrate Need for Technology to Promote Patient Safety in Hospitals at CDC’s  2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Alan Brownstein, MPH, CEO for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Monday, March 12. Brownstein’s presentation is entitled Data Indicating Gaps in Hospital VTE Prophylaxis Demonstrate Need for Technology to Promote Patient Safety in Hospitals. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is hospital acquired in 70% of all cases, and is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Improved awareness and use of evidence-based VTE prophylaxis in hospitals can prevent morbidity/mortality. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) conducted a survey to document the importance of gaps in practice of evidence-based prophylaxis reported among three patient groups at increased risk for VTE. More…

NBCA’s Brownstein Presents Information on the Use of Online Media to Promote Public Awareness of Blood Clots and Clotting Disorders at CDC’s 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Alan Brownstein, MPH, CEO for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Monday, March 12.  Brownstein is presenting on behalf of lead author Richard Quattrocchi, BA on the topic of Use of Online Media to Promote Public Awareness of Blood Clots and Clotting Disorders. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), as part of a cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revised its website to provide greater access to online resources for people seeking information on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of blood clots. The site has become NBCA’s key communication tool for thrombosis & thrombophilia (T/T). More…

NBCA’s McCann Presents Information on National Blood Clot Alliance’s Clinical Pearls Series Webinars at CDC’s 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Mary Ellen McCann, RN, MA, Director of Health Learning and Marketing for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 13.  McCann’s presentation focuses on NBCA’s Webinar development, content and evaluation of the “Clinical Pearls” Series.  There is a need to increase awareness and knowledge in healthcare professionals (HCPs) about prevention, risk, and treatment of thrombosis and thrombophilia (T/T) as well as to share strategies to create a therapeutic alliance with patients to promote adherence. This series of ongoing webinars was developed by National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) as part of a cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer this need. More…

NBCA’s McCann Presents Information on National Blood Clot Alliance’s Stop The Clot®:What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know at CDC’s 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Mary Ellen McCann, RN, MA, Director of Health Learning and Marketing for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 13.  Mc Cann’s presentation, entitled Stop the Clot®: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know focuses on the development, content and evaluation of NBCA’s online curriculum.  Delivery of care to patients with thrombosis and thrombophilia (T/T) is highly variable or sub-optimal. There is need to increase awareness and knowledge in healthcare professionals (HCPs) about prevention, risk, and treatment of T/T.  In addition to her presentation, McCann will also present a poster on the topic. StopTheClot® What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know was developed by National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) as part of cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer this need. More…

NBCA’s Brownstein Presents Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism:  Awareness and Prophylaxis Practices Reported by Recently Hospitalized Patients at CDC’s 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Alan Brownstein, MPH, CEO for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 13.  Brownstein is presenting on behalf of lead author Greg Maynard, MD, MSc, SFHM about an awareness survey conducted with recently hospitalized patients.  The topic, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Awareness and Prophylaxis Practices Reported by Recently Hospitalized Patients, focuses on hospitalization as a major risk factor for DVT/PE, with a ten-fold increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) among hospitalized patients with acute medical illness, and about 1 in 10 hospital deaths related to PE.  More…

NBCA’s Brownstein Presents Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism:  Awareness and Prophylaxis Practices Reported by Patients with Cancer at CDC’s 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders

Alan Brownstein, MPH, CEO for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) will present at the 2nd National Conference on Blood Disorders, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 13.  Brownstein is presenting on behalf of lead author Frederick R. Rickles, MD about an awareness and prophylaxis practices reported by cancer patients.  The topic, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Awareness and Prophylaxis Practices Reported by Cancer Patients, focuses on measuring DVT/PE awareness among patients with cancer and identifying gaps in evidence-based prophylaxis reported by these patients.    Active cancer patients are at increased risk for DVT/PE when hospitalized, after surgery and during cancer therapy.  Mortality is greater among cancer patients with DVT/PE than among those with cancer alone. More…

 

Events

Jim Flanagan in front of plaque

Jim Flanagan Memorial Golf Outing

August 18, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

Paul Englert Jr. Meat Raffle

September 15, 2018
Clarence, NY
Walkathon for Cicily

Walkathon for Cicily

October 20, 2018
Washington, D.C.