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    November Webinar

    A National Assessment of Warfarin Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
    November 20, 2014 1:00 pm EST
    We will be discussing the above titled paper which appeared in the American Health Association's journal Circulation in April 2014. Our guest are authors, Dr. Jeffrey S. Dlott, M.D., Medical Director, Coagulation, at Quest Diagnostics and Dr. Jack Ansell, Founder and Past President of the Anticoagulation Forum.

  • 2015 Annual Conference

    13th National Conference on Anticoagulant Therapy
    April 23-25, 2015 | Washington, DC
    It is our pleasure to invite you to attend our biennial conference which will be held in Washington, DC from April 23-25, 2015 and provides a serious venue for open discussion/education on advances in anticoagulant therapy and in support of improved patient care.

  • Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence

    This vital program provides the most comprehensive anticoagulation resource library available.

    It also includes a self-assessment tool that gives anticoagulation services a roadmap to best practices.

    This program will allow your practice to make immediate improvements in the daily care of your patients.

Welcome to the Anticoagulation Forum website.

As the premier provider of education and an authoritative voice among anticoagulation professionals, it is the mission of the AC Forum to offer insight and expertise to those of you on the front lines. Our goal is to have a community where physicians, pharmacists and nurses can come to find the latest research, engage in educational programs, and find tools to evaluate and enhance your practice. The ultimate goal is to provide a resource where practice changing, evidence based information is readily available. On behalf of the Board of Directors and our staff, we hope that you find the tools you need here to provide excellent care resulting in optimal patient outcomes.

As always, we hope that you will share your thoughts with us at info@acforum.org.

Very best,

Mark Crowther, MD

President, Anticoagulation Forum

About the AC Forum

Founded over 20 years ago, the Anticoagulation Forum is the largest peer organization of anticoagulant service providers in North America. Our membership includes more than 6,000 physicians, nurses, and pharmacists representing over 2,000 anticoagulation services (clinics). Our members directly support over 750,000 patients annually. As the premier provider of education and the authoritative voice among anticoagulation professionals, the AC Forum offers insight and expertise to those on the front lines.

The AC Forum Board of Directors is regularly relied upon for their expert opinion. Their contributions to research and guideline development have influenced the new landscape of anticoagulation therapy. Our flagship program, the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence, embodies our commitment to the clinical application of evidence-based practices and improved patient outcomes.

Centers of Excellence

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Our flagship program, the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence, demonstrates our commitment to the clinical application of evidence-based practices and improved patient outcomes. This website consists of an expansive online resource library and self-assessment resource. The resource library is continually updated with new materials which reflect the changing landscape of anticoagulant therapies. The assessment provides practices with a road map to achieving excellence in their patient education and care.

A popular feature on the Centers of Excellence website is the Examples of Excellence. We are seeking specific, hands on examples from your practices of solutions to everyday obstacles to excellence in patient care. We ask that you submit a brief description of both the challenge and the solution that you have developed. If you prefer, we are happy to discuss your submission in an interview format, and we will then assist in writing the final piece. Please send submissions and inquiries to: info@acforum.org

Visit the Centers of Excellence

The AC Forum continues to offer its popular Lunch & Learn Webinar series. The one hour webinars are led by AC Forum Co-Chairs, Dr. Scott Kaatz and Dr. Adam Cuker. It is our goal to present our members with topics which are both current and practice-changing. This often includes research which has just been published, and gives participants a rare opportunity to interact with the authors as well as members of our board of directors. After a brief review of the topic, attendees have the opportunity to interact with the panel and have immediate responses to their comments and questions. We welcome your suggestions for topics and papers at: info@acforum.org

 

Continuing Education Opportunities

Anticoagulation Forum Biennial Conference 2015

The AC Forum will hold its National Conference at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC., in April 23-25, 2015. This event offers CME for physicians, pharmacists and nurses. Information and Registration are available at:www.acforum2015.org

Boston University Offering VTE CME

Boston University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education presents: Strategies for Managing Patients with Venous Thromboembolism. This on-line continuing education program offers 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and is available until August 19, 2015. To access this program go to: http://bu.realcme.com/node/541449