Anticoagulation Forum

The Anticoagulation Forum Turns 30!

As we enter 2021, we are so excited to celebrate our 30 years of education and impact. From the first newsletter in 1991 to the establishment of our Centers of Excellence in 2012 to our current work with the FDA on Anticoagulation Stewardship, the AC Forum has been a leader in the field. Our team of experts work to provide guidance and clarity on clinical best practices for multidisciplinary care teams with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

Save the Date
AC Forum's 30th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

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 the current pandemic. Check back often for new updates!

IDEA Committee

In recognizing the impact of systemic racism on health disparities, the Anticoagulation Forum has established the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Committee. Through the IDEA Committee, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming. We hope our members will engage in this initiative to re-evaluate their current practice, reduce health inequities, and improve the quality of care for all patients.

Learn more here.

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March Webinar: Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM ET.

Structural racism has been and remains a fundamental cause of persistent health disparities in the United States. This presidential advisory by the AHA reviews the historical context, current state, and potential solutions to address structural racism in our country.

Join representatives from the American Heart Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Anticoagulation Forum for a discussion of the article in the first of a four-part series on racial disparities in health care.

Guest Speakers: Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MHP, FAAFP | Anjail Z. Sharrief, MD, MPH, FAHA | Paul Walker, PharmD | Terri Wiggins, MS

AC Forum Moderators: Tracy Minichiello, MD | Sara Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

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  

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. 


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