NATF is going global.

We are proud to announce that the North American Thrombosis Forum will be extending its valuable educational events outside of North America. In collaboration with Medscape, NATF will be hosting a series of four “Town Hall” events, with two of the events taking place in Europe. The event series is entitled “Emerging Concept in Thrombosis: Extending the Role of NOACs.”

“The new international educational programs that NATF is starting in 2017 not only reflects the exciting growth of NATF as an organization but how we are regarded as a leader in the field of thrombosis education,” remarked Kathryn Mikkelsen, executive director of NATF.

The event series will kick-off in May at the Society of Hospital Medicine meeting in Las Vegas, NV. In July, NATF will be in Berlin, Germany for the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis meeting, and then in Barcelona, Spain for the European Society of Cardiology meeting. The events will wrap up in November, in Anaheim, CA at the American Heart Association’s meeting.

All four of these events will promote professional education for healthcare providers, allowing attending medical professionals to receive CME credits. Each event will feature a panel of experts that will participate in Q&A sessions, case discussions, and more. The events will center around the use of VTE prophylaxis for patients in the hospital and the transitions of care for those patients after they are discharged from the hospital.

“These new educational programs, which are intended for healthcare providers, will include expert lectures and case-based discussions on transitions of care in medically ill patients with VTE – a large population of patients who are often overlooked and not prescribed the appropriate VTE prophylaxis,” explained Kathryn. “The aim of these programs is to provide the doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who treat these patients with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully identify and treat patients who are at risk for developing blood clots. These programs have the potential to save a lot lives – and I am thankful to Portola Pharmaceuticals for their support and for helping to make these programs a reality.”

As NATF continues to grow, keep an eye out. NATF may be coming to a city near you. In addition to these international programs, NATF is also in the process of designing regional programs that will take place across the United States.