Anticoagulation Forum

IDEA Initiative

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.

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.

Featured Webinar: Understanding the Social Determinants of Health
Join members of the AC Forum IDEA Initiative as they discuss how an understanding of the social determinants of health can inform how practitioners engage with patients and introduce a new AC Forum Rapid Resource on this important topic.

Could I Have Stopped a Stroke
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.

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Women’s Health Considerations in Thrombosis Webinar

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on May 29, 2024 @ 12:00 PM ET!

In collaboration with The Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders (FWGBD), this webinar will feature a case-based conversation centered on various women’s health concerns and the use of anticoagulants. We will delve into three specific cases, with each case theme outlined below. Following each case, our panel will also discuss questions submitted by participants during registration. Please explore these accompanying resources for each topic and submit your questions during registration.

Case 1: Pregnancy and risk of VTE
This case will focus on the paper, Multidisciplinary care of the pregnant patient with or at risk for venous thromboembolism: a recommended toolkit from the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders Thrombosis Subcommittee.

Case 2: Heavy menstrual bleeding for people on anticoagulants

Case 3: Contraception and risk of VTE

Naomi Yates, PharmD, BCACP (Moderator)
Sara Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP (Moderator)
Bethany Samuelson Bannow, MD (Panelist)
Jori May, MD (Panelist)

Anticoagulation Stewardship: ASHP News Center Featuring Allison Burnett

An Army of Specialists Needed for Anticoagulation Stewardship Programs” in ASHP News Center, in which AC Forum board president Allison Burnett advocates for Anticoagulation Stewardship to allow for best possible patient care and outcomes (April 2024).

Read the Article.

JACCP Podcast on Anticoagulation Stewardship

Listen to AC Forum board member hematologist Jori May, MD on how to successfully plan, fund, and implement an Anticoagulation Stewardship program (April 17, 2024).

Listen to the Podcast.

ACF Manuscript on Securing Leadership Commitment for AC Stewardship

Securing administrative leadership support for Anticoagulation Stewardship programs is often a significant barrier to implementation. In a new resource in the Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy entitled "Securing Administrative Leadership Commitment for Anticoagulation Stewardship Programs," we present a structured approach to guide clinicians advocating to leadership for stewardship programs at their institutions. Elevate your understanding and become a catalyst for positive change in anticoagulation care! (January 2024)

Read the Full Article.

Blood Clot Awareness: The Today Show featuring an interview with Geoff Barnes

Watch AC Forum President-Elect Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc, with Al Roker on 3rd Hour Today (October 27, 2023). Tune into a discussion about common risk factors, warning signs, and what to do in suspected cases of PE and DVT.

Watch the interview.


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