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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Understanding the 2023 ACR/EULAR APS Classification Criteria

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Monday, September 16, 2024 @ 12:00 PM ET

In 2023, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and EULAR published new antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) classification criteria. Join this webinar, led by our expert presenter and panelists, to get the latest on how to interpret clinical findings and laboratory data as they relate to APS. They will examine the implications of these criteria for the diagnosis and management of APS.

Presenters:
Jean Connors, MD (Moderator)
David Garcia, MD (Presenter)



Anticoagulation for AF, VTE and PVT in cirrhosis

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2024 @ 12:00 PM ET

Join us for an insightful webinar on the complexities of anticoagulation management for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in the context of cirrhosis. Join this opportunity to enhance your understanding and clinical practice in these challenging scenarios.

  • Review challenges of anticoagulation in cirrhosis
  • Describe indications for anticoagulation in AF, VTE and PVT in cirrhosis
  • Discuss evidence for DOAC use in AF, VTE and PVT in cirrhosis
  • Apply information above to patient cases

Presenters:
Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP (Moderator)
Deb Siegal, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Moderator)
Stephanie Carlin, PharmD, ACPR2 (Thrombosis) (Presenter)
Adam Cuker, MD, MS (Panelist)




Leveraging the Cardiovascular Team in Peripheral Artery Disease Diagnosis: A Call to Action

We're honored to sponsor this important article on team-managed PAD care in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. Adverse events are preventable, particularly in underserved populations. (June 2024)

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AC Forum Hosts Inaugural Anticoagulation Stewardship Summit

25 key stakeholders convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for system-level improvements in thrombosis-related care (June 2024).

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Differences in Quality of Anticoagulation Care Delivery According to Ethnoracial Group in the United States: A Scoping Review

The Anticoagulation Forum is pleased to share this recent publication in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. We are proud of our commitment in this critical space. (May 2024).

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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)


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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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