We have a very exciting programme for 2014 with nationally and internationally respected speakers throughout the programme . Day 1 is centred primarily around management of Atrial Fibrillation and Day 2 Venous thrombo embolism. Key note speakers include: Dr Campbell Cowan, Chair of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Atrial Fibrillation and co-author of the GRASP-AF tool who will explore the barriers to reducing the risk of stroke in people with AF; and Professor Susan Kahn from Harvard University, the World’s leading researcher in post thrombotic syndrome and venous thromboembolism.  


Thursday 5th June

Thursday 17th May
 09.00 Coffee and Registration 
 Morning Session 
 09.30 Welcome and introductions 
 09.45 Keynote speech 
Reducing the risk of stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: have we reached all the high risk patients?
Dr Campbell Cowan 
 10.30 Update on the NICE AF guidelines
Professor Richard Schilling
 11.15 Refreshment break
 11.45 Debate: This house believes that TTR is the best measure to decide on use of NOACs
For - Dr Henry Watson
Against - Dr Michael Norton
 12.30 The use of modified computer-assisted strain gauge plthysmography (venometer 3) as an additional screening test for patients with suspected DVT
Dr Andrew Hughes  
 13.00 Lunch and exhibition 
Afternoon Session 
 14.00 Impact of the new commissioning structure on anticoagulant services 
Dr Duncan Jenkins  
 14.30 What should you do if someone has a bleed on an oral direct inhibitor? 
Dr Henry Watson
 15.15 Extending venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: the practicalities
Mrs Hayley Flavell
 15.45 AiP and ACE update 
Mrs Nicky Fleming and Mrs Eve Knight
 16.15 Plenary and Close

Fridat 6th June 

Thursday 17th May
 09.00 Coffee and Registration 
 Morning Session
 09.30 Plenary
Post thrombotic syndrome: a clinical bombshell
Professor Susan Kahn
 10.30 Route cause analysis of hospital associated VTE - what lessons have we learnt? 
Dr Will Lester  
 10.45 Refreshment break
 11.05 Commissioning a DVT / PE service in primary care
Mr Greg Fell 
 12.05 Pulmonary hypertension secondary to venous thrombembolism 
Professor John Simpson
 12.45 Lunch and exhibition 
Afternoon Session
 13.45 Prophylactic dosing of low molecular weight heparins in obese patients
Dr Jig Patel  
 14.15 Laboratory testing and the novel oral direct inhibitors
Dr Steve Kitchen
 14.45 Case scenarios
Expert Panel
 15.30 AIP Lifetime achievement award winner
Dr Steve Kitchen
 16.00 Plenary and Close


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