The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) is a multi-disciplinary organization founded with the objective of improving patient care through the advancement of thrombosis education. This unique approach includes conversation between and involvement of patients, advocates, office-based physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and hospital administrators. All educational programs are designed to allow and encourage patients and their families to interact with the professionals who carry out research, provide clinical care, or work on public policy or advocacy issues related to thrombosis.
NATF's vision is to improve patient care, outcomes, and public health by utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to advance thrombosis research and education. NATF's legacy will be the improvement of patient care, outcomes, and public health by supporting thrombosis-related programs, such as novel research projects, innovative educational programs, public policy initiatives, regulatory issues, and advocacy. NATF also seeks to broaden training opportunities for physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.
The goal of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) is to focus on unmet needs and issues related to thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and stroke.
NATF's five areas of major focus are: