New Anticoagulants and Their Role in VTE (UIP2013-18)

This course will examine oral direct thrombin/Xa inhibitors, management of bleeding complications and anticoagulant strategies for VTE and reducing post-thrombotic syndrome.

This course includes:

Chair: Stephanie Dentoni, MD
Discussant: Malay Patel, MD
Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitors
Kathleen Gibson, MD
Oral Xa Inhibitors
Russell Hull, MD
New Anticoagulants and the Management of Bleeding Complications
Thomas Wakefield, MD
When Should Use of the New Anticoagulants be Considered in VTE?
Stephanie Dentoni, MD
Anticoagulant Strategies for Reducing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Susan Kahn, MD, MSc
Malay Patel, MD
Panel Discussion
All Speakers

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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify novel anticoagulants, their classes, and uses.
  2. Determine which individuals are candidates for using new anticoagulants.
  3. Recognize the limitations of novel anticoagulants.
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Stephanie Dentoni, MDSpeaker/Content ReviewerNonen/a
Heather Durband, BSStaffNonen/a
Antonio Gasparis, MDScientific Committee/PlannerCovidien; Cook; Vascular Insights; GoreConsultant/Speaker
Kathleen Gibson, MDSpeakerSapheon; Iverson Genetics; Pfizer; Nycomed; SigvarisConsultant/Investigator
Jean-Jérôme Guex, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerServier International; Thuasne; Vascular InsightsSpeaker/Consultant; Scientific Committee Member
Russell Hull, MDSpeakerLeo Pharma; Sanofi; JanssenResearcher; Consultant; Consultant
Susan Kahn, MD, MScSpeakerNonen/a
Michelle McEvoy, MSN/Ed, RNContent ReviewerNonen/a
Mark Meissner, MDScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/PlannerMedi; Merz; BTG; VenXSpeaker; Consultant; Principal Investigator; Scientific Advisory Board
Malay Patel, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerNonen/a
Sherry Scovell, MDContent ReviewerBolton Medical PPDData Safety & Monitoring Committe Member
Thomas Wakefield, MDScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerNonen/a
Steven Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPhScientific Committee/PlannerMerz AestheticsSpeaker



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in March 2015 and February 2017.

As of February 2020, this course is not being offered for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMYou may still purchase this course at this time, however, you will not be able to claim credit.



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