Discussion Point: The Importance of Hospital-Associated VTE
To highlight the important topic of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE), the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is very pleased to be participating in a World Thrombosis Day VTE educational symposium, on October 13, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (EDT), at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City.
The symposium, co-hosted by Northwell Health and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the organization that manages World Thrombosis Day, will include a panel of three leading experts as they discuss several key topics pertaining to hospital-associated VTE.
The topics to be addressed include:
- Thrombosis disease burden
- Health system implementation of routine VTE risk assessments
- Evidence-based prevention strategies
This event also will feature an engaging panel discussion, plus remarks from a patient ambassador.
All are welcome to attend this no-cost event, including physicians, allied health, nurses, urgent care teams, medical students, media, and others. CME credit will be available.
Panel of Experts and Ambassadors
- Gary Raskob, PhD, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
- Alex Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP, System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services, Northwell Health, and Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine
- David Rosenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, Director, Evidence Based Clinical Practice, Northwell Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine
- Sara Wyen, NBCA Manager of Communications & Health Marketing, a PE survivor and NBCA patient ambassador