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.

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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.

News & Announcements:

May Webinar: New Clinical Guide for Managing Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM ET.

The Anticoagulation Forum is very pleased to announce the publication of our new “DOAC Playbook”. This comprehensive guide provides practical information for clinicians who prescribe, monitor, and manage patients on DOACs. The DOAC Playbook includes clinical guidance on the following topics:
• Patient selection
• Periprocedural guidance
• Drug-drug interactions
• DOAC-associated bleeding
• Transitions of care
• Patient and family education
• And more!

Please join us for this webinar as four of the DOAC Playbook authors highlight this new AC Forum resource through patient case examples.

• Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
• Jack Ansell, MD, MACP
• Sara Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
• Diane Wirth, ANP CACP

Please view the DOAC Playbook here

We are pleased to provide live & enduring accreditation for this webinar!

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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