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. Check back often for new updates!



Other Important Updates

Visit our Resource Library, access the COVID-19 tab on the left for many more specific resources.

September Webinar: Post-discharge Venous Thromboembolism following Hospital Admission with COVID-19

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ET.


The association of severe COVID-19 with an increased risk of VTE has resulted in specific guidelines for its prevention and management. A recent publication from Dr. Roberts and colleagues from the UK found low rates of post-hospital VTE among patients with COVID-19.


Please join the Anticoagulation Forum and the following expert speakers for this webinar to review this important paper and discuss post discharge thromboprophylaxis considerations.

Expert Speakers:

  • Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
  • Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc
  • Tracy Minichiello, MD
  • Lara Roberts, MD

Anticoagulation Forum|Ansell Fellowship Program

Clinical Fellowship Award in General Vascular Medicine Focusing on VTE, PAD, and Anticoagulation

The Anticoagulation Forum|Ansell Fellowship Program provides grant funding to support advanced training for physicians dedicated to the fields of venous thromboembolism (VTE), vascular diseases, anticoagulation, and related areas. Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year are being accepted through October 1, 2020.

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Black Lives Matter

AC Forum is proud to stand with Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety by adding our voice to their campaign -- Black Lives Matter, Healthcare Inequalities, and the Need for Systemic Change -- find more here:

Practitioner's Guide for Improving Oral Anticoagulant Use, Online CME from the FDA (CME), 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 MDs, nurses & pharmacists until 6/1/23.

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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. 



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