Anticoagulation Forum TRAIN Pharmacist Grant
Four AC Forum TRAIN Pharmacist Residency Grants Awarded!
Anticoagulation Forum is pleased to announce that 4 sites have been selected to receive 2 years of funding for pharmacist PGY2 residencies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Management for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 residency cycles. The successful applicants are: Henry Ford Health (Detroit, MI), Johns Hopkins Health (Baltimore, MD), Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD) and the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM). The application and award cycle will open again in Spring 2023. For more information on these residency sites and the TRAIN Pharmacist Grant Program visit the program website and visit the AC Forum booth in the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 6th in Las Vegas.
This recently established 1-year residency, authorized by ASHP, will increase the number of expert clinicians equipped to effectively manage patients at risk for thrombosis and bleeding, and support the creation of anticoagulation stewardship programs nationwide.
The award payment offers each institution $120,000 over a 2-year period. The goal of this grant is to support the institution in developing the new program, as well as provide salary assistance for two consecutive residency years.
The AC Forum will award up four 2-year grants in 2022 and 4 additional 2-year grants in 2023.
Applications for the 2023-24 Residency Program are now closed. The application for the 2024-25 cycle will open in spring of 2023.
For more information visit: https://acforum.org/web/education-train-grant.php.
Advancing Anticoagulation Stewardship: A Playbook
AC Forum is proud to announce in collaboration with the National Quality Forum, the publishing of Advancing Anticoagulation Stewardship: A Playbook.
This Playbook centers on the Anticoagulation Forum’s Core Elements of Anticoagulation Stewardship and offers concrete strategies and implementation examples for healthcare organizations and clinicians who wish to create, promote, and sustain an Anticoagulation Stewardship program.
Visit the NQF Store to download a free copy.
FDA-funded Anticoagulation Stewardship Guide
Download our new FDA-funded release, Core
Elements of the Anticoagulation Stewardship Program, which outlines systemic protocols
designed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients and reduce the adverse drug effects related
to anticoagulant medications.
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Initiative was established to address systemic racism and the resulting health disparities. Through this Initiative, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming.
Could I Have Stopped a Stroke
Our initiatives include a webinar series, educational tools and resources, as well as scholarships to our conference and Boot Camp programs.
Learn More About Health Disparities and the IDEA Initiative.
In this quick highlight video, learn how health disparities impact a patient’s access to quality health care and anticoagulation therapy.
Rapid Resource: Social Determinants of Health & Patient Care
This resource provides a brief overview the social determinants of health and highlights actions practitioners can incorporate into their practice to address health disparities.
News & Announcements:
Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Vitamin-K Antagonists in Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on January 30, 2022 @ 12:00 PM ET!
The efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for patients with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) remain controversial. In this webinar, we discuss the results of a recent study on DOACs vs Vitamin-K Antagonists (VKAs) in Thrombotic APS which found that patients with thrombotic APS randomized to DOACs appear to have increased risk for arterial thrombosis when compared to VKAs. We will also highlight a recently published AC Forum Rapid Resource on Antiphospholipid Syndrome.
Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS
Jean Connors, MD
Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD
Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc
Deborah Siegal, MD, MSc, FRCPC
ASHP Podcast: VTE Prophylaxis in the Medically Ill: Extending the Conversation, Part 3
In this podcast clip, AC Forum President Dr. Allison Burnett highlights the importance of anticoagulation stewardship, a key step in moving the needle on improving the safe and effective use of anticoagulants.
Listen to the full Podcast.
Practitioner's Guide for Improving Oral Anticoagulant Use, Online CE from the FDA (CE), June 2020
Free 1-hour course from the FDA on all the fundamental aspects of oral anticoagulation management including overviews of disease state & risk assessment, warfarin, DOACs, DDIs and patient issues such as compliance & joint decision-making; slides and transcript available for download; 1 hour of continuing education credit is available for physicians, nurses & pharmacists until 6/1/23.
View Course Here