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FRCPath Haemostasis and Thrombosis Training and Update Online

Start date
To be confirmed
Time commitment
35 hours
Mode
Online
Cost
£400 per person
Subject
Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Level
Postgraduate Short-Course (CPD)

This course will cover all aspects of Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

Maintenance of blood fluidity and patency of the vascular system is crucial for normal human physiology. The term ‘haemostasis’ refers to the normal response of the vessel to injury by forming a clot that serves to limit haemorrhage. Thrombosis is pathological clot formation that results when haemostasis is excessively activated in the absence of bleeding. Under normal physiological conditions there is a delicate equilibrium between the pathological states of hypercoagulability and hypocoagulability in the circulating blood. Both inherited and acquired disorders can result in either bleeding or thrombosis. 

Thrombosis may occur in veins (venous thrombosis) or in arteries (arterial thrombosis). Venous thrombosis leads to congestion of the affected part of the body, while arterial thrombosis affects the blood supply and leads to damage of the tissue supplied by that artery (ischaemia and necrosis). Fragments of either an arterial or a venous thrombus can also break off as an embolus which can travel through the circulation and cause thromboembolism. Accurate clinical and laboratory diagnosis of these disorders is therefore not only critical for the prevention of significant morbidity and mortality but improves patient care and quality of life through prevention and treatment of future bleeding and thrombotic events.

Our understanding of these physiological and pathophysiological conditions has also improved significantly over recent years. This has not only resulted in improved diagnosis but in the evolution of state of the art modern laboratory testing and therapies for both bleeding and thrombotic disorders.  As the subject is also rapidly and continually evolving, this course aims to continually give up to date training from established clinicians and scientists in the field.

  • Up-to-date physiology and pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Comprehensive training in basic and advanced clinical and laboratory practice in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Interactive state of the art Lectures from established clinicians and scientists in the field
  • FRCPath focussed
  • 2 live sessions on Case based data interpretation
  • 1 live session on COVID-19 and Haemostasis
  • 1 live Q&A session

Programme team:

  • Alex Brill, University of Birmingham
  • Tina Dutt, Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • Keith Gomez, The Royal Free Hospital
  • David Gurney, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Claire Harrison, Guy's and St Thomas'
  • Paul Harrison, University of Birmingham
  • Beverley Hunt, Guy's and St Thomas'
  • Ian Jennings, Sheffield
  • Steve Kitchen, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Will Lester, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Gill Lowe, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Peter MacCallum, Royal London
  • Gary Moore, Technoclone
  • Neil Morgan, University of Birmingham
  • Jayashree Motwani, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Sue Pavord, University of Oxford
  • Charles Percy, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Susie Shapiro, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Mark Thomas, University of Birmingham
  • Henry Watson, NHS Grampian
  • Steve Watson, University of Birmingham

Dates of the course:

The course will be running again in spring 2023 and autumn 2023 before the FRCPath exams. Dates will be available in due course. 

Course content:

Session 1
Talk Session Title
 1  Course Overview and Welcome
 Dr. Paul Harrison, University of Birmingham
 2  Overview of Haemostasis
 Dr. Paul Harrison, University of Birmingham
 3  Laboratory Investigation of Coagulation Disorders
 Dr. David Gurney, University Hospital Birmingham
 4  Platelet Biochemistry & Function,
 Professor Steve Watson, University of Birmingham
 5  Paediatric Haemostasis & Rare Inherited Defects
 Dr. Jayashree Motwani, Birmingham Children's Hospital
 6  Modern Management of Haemophilia,
 Dr Keith Gomez, Royal Free London NHSFT
Session 2
Talk Session Title
 7  Anti-Platelet Drugs
 Dr. Mark Thomas, University of Birmingham
 8  Laboratory Control of Anticoagulants
 Dr Steve Kitchen, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
 9  Antiphospholipid Syndrome &  Management, 
 Professor Beverley Hunt, Guy's and St Thomas' NHSFT
 10  Neutrophil Extracellular Traps – a new paradigm in T&H
 Dr Alex Brill, University of Birmingham
 11  Thrombophilia & Duration of Anticoagulation
 Dr Will Lester, University Hospital Birmingham
 12  Acquired Risk Factors for Thrombosis I  (Obesity, Malignancy, PNH, nephrotic syndrome)
 TBC
Session 3
Talk Session Title
 13  Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment of VWD
 Dr Will Lester, University Hospital Birmingham
 14  QC and EQA in Blood Coagulation
 Dr Ian Jennings, Sheffield
 15  Acquired Risk Factors for Thrombosis II  (VTE Prophylaxis, HIT)
 Dr Peter MacCallum, Royal Free London NHSFT
 16  Myeloproliferative Diseases – Investigation/Management
 Professor Claire Harrison, Guy's and St Thomas' NHSFT
 17  Major Trauma and Haemostasis
 Dr Paul Harrison, University of Birmingham
Session 4
Talk Session Title
 18  Anticoagulants: New and Old
 Dr Henry Watson, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
 19  Management of Acquired Bleeding Disorders
 Dr Charles Percy, University Hospital Birmingham
 20  Laboratory Data Interpretation
 Dr David Gurney, University Hospital Birmingham
 21  Thrombotic Microangiopathies - Laboratory Investigations  & Treatment
 Dr Tina Dutt, Royal Liverpool Hospital
 22  Advances in genetic testing in Haemostasis
 Dr Neil Morgan, University of Birmingham
Session 5
Talk Session Title
 23  Antiphospholipid antibody assays
 Dr Gary Moore, Technoclone
 24  Lupus anticoagulant testing
 Dr Gary Moore, Technoclone
 25  ITP
 Dr Sue Pavord, Oxford
 26  Point of Care Testing  & Treatment
 Dr Dianne Kitchen, Sheffield
 27  Thrombotic Disorders in Pregnancy
 Dr Catherine Bagot, Glasgow

Programme subject to change.

How to apply:

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This course is aimed at SpRs preparing for the part 2 FRCPath examination but is also suitable for clinicians, scientists and biomedical scientists in academia, the NHS, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies wishing to gain intensive training in Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

Accreditation:

The course is not accredited. 

Course results:

Certificate of completion.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of all aspects of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Understand the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of inherited and acquired disorders of Haemostasis and Thrombosis 
  • Understand state of the art laboratory testing for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of Bleeding or Thrombotic Disorders
  • Understand state of the art treatment strategies for either Bleeding or Thrombotic Disorders.

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