Anticoagulation Forum

Managing Anticoagulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AC Forum will continue to offer guidance on how best to protect your patients and staff while providing anticoagulation management during this COVID-19 pandemic.

See below for our latest recorded webinar, links to enduring recordings and our Centers of Excellence Resource Library for additional tools.

Check back often for new updates!



Other Important Updates

March Webinar:  Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation with Stable Coronary Disease - Postponed

We will be postponing our webinar on Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM ET due to the workload that has shifted among all of you during this difficult time. We will update our website and communicate to all our members the rescheduled date once we feel like we are on the downside of the curve. We are so thankful for our dedicated members who are available for those patients that are in immediate need now!


Concurrent use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications raises the risk of bleeding. How should patients with stable CAD and concurrent atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism be managed?


Join our expert panel to discuss the results of the AFIRE study and strategies for minimizing bleeding risk in patients taking concurrent anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications:
Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FSVM
Renato Lopes, MD, PhD, MHS
Dominick Angiolillo, MD, PhD, FACC
Sara Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Diane Wirth, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CACP


FREE CE | Anticoagulation Forum Webinars

Through our partnership with freeCE, we now offer credit for our select webinars. If you participated in these webinars live, you may now go to the AC Forum freeCE landing page and get pharmacy and nursing continuing education credit for those webinars.You will need to create an account with freeCE to access the programs. There is no cost to register. 


Supporting Implementation of New Joint Commission NPSG

The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal related to anticoagulant therapy has been updated with 6 new Elements of Performance (EPs). The AC Forum has indexed our resources as they relate to each EP and created a Centers of Excellence Resource Center new section: NPSG Elements, listed under the Quality Improvement menu on the left side. Here you’ll find:


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.