• Press Release

    Management of VTE: Clinical Guidance from the AC Forum

    • New practical guidance for every healthcare provider who treats patients with DVT and PE
    • Free Open Access to all manuscripts

  • 2016 Bootcamp

    Anticoagulation Bootcamp

    The Anticoagulation Forum is pleased to host the Anticoagulation Boot Camp series. These compact 2-day meetings provide a curriculum perfect for those new to the field of anticoagulation, looking for a refresher course or who are preparing for a certification exam.

  • 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 25 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

Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence logo

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


AC Forum News

Join us for etc.talks taping in Hamilton, ONT

AC Forum is going from print to video and we need your help!

etc.talks is a series of videotaped discussions on different aspects of thrombosis care presented in our VTE Clinical Guidance. We're looking for studio audience members for our first taping on Friday, June 24 in Hamilton, Ontario. The presentations will include "Managing DOACs" by David Garcia, MD, University of Washington, and "DOAC Therapy Can Be Reversed!" by John Eikelboom, MBBS, McMaster University.

The event is June 24 from 12:00-1:30 (ET) and includes lunch and a one-hour recorded presentation. Email Kim High at AC Forum for information and to register.

VTE Clinical Guidance

Practical guidance developed by 58 leading experts covering all aspects of management and treatment of DVT & PE. The AC Forum is offering free, Open Access to all manuscripts. For more information visit: http://acforum.org/landing/index.html

Anticoagulation Bootcamp

The Anticoagulation Forum is pleased to host an upcoming Anticoagulation Boot Camp in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This compact 2-day meeting provides a comprehensive curriculum including the essential aspects of anticoagulation management, disease state, and drug management. Additional information is available at: acforumbootcamp.org