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The virtual conference has been a wonderful opportunity to keep up to date and catch up with research and new developments

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Welcome to Thrombosis UK's NTW21 Virtual Conference

Open to all healthcare and allied professionals, NTW21 promises exceptional learning with live and 'catch-up' recordings, workshops, Q&A's and opportunities to discuss.

Registration is free of charge and enables attendees access to CPD accredited meetings, sponsored symposia and virtual exhibition stands.

From global leads to local champions, NTW21 offers learning for everyone seeking to advance VTE patientcare and management.

With free 24/7 access to the conference platform throughout May, attendees will have opportunity to re-visit, catch-up, sign post and share.

Conference Leads

Beverley Hunt OBE

Professor of Haemostasis & Thrombosis

Simon Noble

Marie Curie Professor of Supportive & Palliative Medicine

Sylvia Teece-Round

Senior Anticoagulation Specialist Nurse / Nurse Team Manager

The Agenda

Date / Time Topic / Panel Chair / Presenter
Tuesday 4th May 2021
11:00 – 11:45 BST
Sponsored Symposium

Optimising communication with patients to facilitate effective management of VTE

Tuesday 4th May 2021
12:00 – 13:30 BST

Learning in obstetrics and gynaecological thrombosis

(a) Thrombosis in pregnancy – The Welsh approach
Dr Rachel Rayment
(b) Learning from COVID in thrombosis and pregnancy
Dr Jahnavi Daru
(c) Evidence and options in HRT and blood clots
Dr Louise Newson
Professor Beverley Hunt OBE
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Professor Beverley Hunt OBE

Tuesday 4th May 2021
15:00 – 16:30 BST

Managing patients on warfarin – practical tips and case studies

(a) Managing skills, opportunities and challenges in a nurse led warfarin clinic
Hayley Flavell
(b) Tips and learning from an anticoagulation hospital service, pharmacist led
- Victoria Collings
(c) GP perspective, challenges and opportunities managing warfarin patients in an era of COVID and DOACs
Dr Matthew Fay
Dr Jim Moore
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Dr Jim Moore

Wednesday 5th May 2021
12:00 – 12:45 BST
Sponsored Symposium

Individual approach for the primary prophylaxis of postoperative VTE in patients at extremely high risk

Wednesday 5th May 2021
14:00 – 15:00 BST

COVID and clots

(a) Current thoughts on the pathogenesis of COVID-19
Dr Yogen Kanthi
(b) Heparin as an anti-inflammatory and antiviral agent
- Dr Andy Webb
(c) Inhaled heparin – learning and research
- Dr Quentin Nunes
Professor Beverley Hunt OBE
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Professor Beverley Hunt OBE

Wednesday 5th May 2021
17:00 - 18:00 BST

VTE prevention in hospitalised psychiatric patients

This session will include examples and draw upon experience and learning in establishing Quality Improvement programmes that have led to the development of local protocols
Dr Josie Jenkinson
Dr Thomas York
Professor Beverley Hunt OBE
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Professor Beverley Hunt OBE

Thursday 6th May 2021
11:30 – 12:30 BST
Sponsored Symposium

Reversal of FXa inhibitor-related life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeds

Dr Raza Alikhan
Dr Will Thomas
Friday 7th May 2021
12:00 – 13:30 BST

Update on thromboprophylaxis and COVID

Should we be giving thromboprophylaxis to the community based/at home mildly unwell COVID patient?
Dr Susie Shapiro
Update on thromboprophylaxis in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Professor Beverley Hunt OBE
Decision making when considering thromboprophylaxis post-discharge
Dr Dan Horner
Dr Mathew Fay
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Dr Mathew Fay

Friday 7th May 2021
14:00 – 15:00 BST

Reducing hospital acquired thrombosis – Learning from NHS GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time)

Dr Lara Roberts
Professor Roopen Arya
Dr Lara Roberts
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Dr Lara Roberts

Monday 10th May 2021
13:00-14:30 BST

Identifying problem areas in thrombosis that need fresh ideas

(a) Will we ever develop a perfect anticoagulant?
Professor Helen Philippou
(b) Where are we going to improve quality and safety of imaging for VTE?
- Dr Narayan Karunanithy
(c) Improving VTE risk assessment for thromboprophylaxis in UK hospitals
Professor Roopen Arya
Professor Beverley Hunt OBE
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Professor Beverley Hunt OBE

Tuesday 11th May 2021
Sponsored Symposium

The challenges of managing VTE in a cancer patient

Professor Simon Noble
Professor Anthony Maraveyas
Tuesday 11th May 2021
13:00 – 14:00 BST

Guidelines in Cancer Associated Thrombosis

(a)Updates in CAT international guidelines
Dr Raza Alikhan
(b) What is missing - gaps in evidence and research is needed
Professor Simon Noble
Professor Anthony Maraveyas
Wednesday 12th May 2021
13:00 - 13:40 BST
Sponsored Symposium

How Point of Care Testing can Bring Innovation to Primary Care: Experiences from a Busy UK GP Practice. Sponsored by LumiraDx

Dr Bapi Biswas
Friday 14th May 2021
09:15 – 09:50 BST

VTE in Pregnancy

Dr Fionnuala Ní Áinle
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Dr Fionnuala Ní Áinle

Friday 14th May 2021
10:00 – 10:45 BST

Managing AF in the setting of COVID: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr Honey Thomas
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Dr Honey Thomas

Friday 14th May 2021
11:00 – 11:45 BST

VTE Diagnosis in the Emergency Department

Dr Dan Horner
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Dr Dan Horner

Friday 14th May 2021
12:00 – 12:40 BST TBC

Delivery of anticoagulation management in the community, challenges and achievements

Lyndsey Stanley
Friday 14th May 2021
13:00 – 13:40 BST

Achieving Exemplar Site Status

Christine Welburn
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Christine Welburn

Friday 14th May 2021
13:55 – 14:30 BST

National Management and Mitigation of Medicine Shortages

The presentation will provide an overview of the role of the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and Improvement in ensuring continuity of the supply of medicines.
We will look at the complexity of the medicine supply chain and why shortages happen, share the current work plan and longer-term strategies in the management of medicine shortages.
Dr Jane Kelly
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Dr Jane Kelly

Friday 14th May 2021
14:45 – 15:20 BST

Treatment of VTE – an interactive session

Dr Will Lester
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Dr Will Lester

Friday 14th May 2021
15:40 – 16:15 BST

COVID and PE

Dr John Bright

Supporters & Exhibitors

The National Thrombosis Week Virtual Conference is pleased to announce that the following companies and organizations have confirmed their attendance as exhibitors. Some companies, including pharmaceutical companies, have purchased exhibition space and will have a presence of an exhibition stand in the virtual exhibition area.

Please plan to visit them during your participation.

  • Leo Pharma Logo
  • LumiraDX Logo
  • British Medical Association Logo
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Logo
  • Primary Care Cardiovascular Society Logo
  • World Thrombosis Day Logo
  • Practice Plus Group Logo
  • Cardinal Health Logo
  • Sanofi Logo
  • BMS/Pfizer Alliance Logo
  • Alexion Logo
  • Thrombosis UK Logo
About Us

Thrombosis UK is a registered charity in England working to increase awareness, support research and extend understanding through education and the sharing of information to improve care for all those affected by thrombosis.

Our priority is for everyone to KNOW the Risks Signs & Symptoms of VTE and to support research to extend UNDERSTANDING into the PREVENTION and BEST MANAGEMENT of VTE.

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