Run twice a year for all graduates of the MSc module and those already running anticoagulation clinics, our one-day Anticoagulation Update course is designed for those who are looking for a short refresher course on anticoagulation therapy including vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS).
As always, this year's updates will include a mix of lectures, workshops and debates led by Professor Fitzmaurice, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and patients. A particular highlight for the June course is Professor Keith Fox, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, who will be presenting data on a brand new risk assessment tool for atrial fibrillation which calculates stroke rate, bleeding rate and mortality in one tool and may well replace CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED.
|9.15am||Registration and coffee|
Welcome and course overview
How do DOACS perform in the real world?
Update on cardiac ablation
Risk assessment of atrial fibrillation
Patient resources update
In this session we'll hear an an update on patient materials from a patient’s perspective.
Lunch satellite session - D-dimer in practice
In this special satellite session we'll look at the use of d-dimer measurement and you'll be able to get hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment.
Debate: “This house believes that DOACS are primary care drugs”
For: Dr Matthew Fay, Principal GP (Bradford) and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, WMS
Against: Dr Nigel Clarke, Medical Director of Cardiology, Warwick Hospital
DOAC use in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Dr Joe Martins, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, the Dudley Group NHS Foundation
In this session we'll explore the data supporting the new indication for DOACs in Acute Coronary Syndrome.
T: +44 (0)24765 73958/74263/72958
Course Director: Professor David Fitzmaurice
Duration: One day
Date: 23rd October 2018 (To be confirmed)
“The course has been really nicely paced and the lecturers are very passionate and informative. We’ve covered several case studies during the day which will help me a lot in practice.”
Amy Armiger, Practice Nurse (attended the February 2018 Update Day)