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VTE Dublin 2020

October 2, 2020

Diagnostic and therapeutic advances in venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Opening Address: Prof Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Consultant Haematologist, MMUH/Rotunda Hospitals

Session 1

Time Talk Presenter About the Presenter
09:00-09:30 Direct thrombus imaging: the future looks bright Dr Erik Klok Dept of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherland; visiting Professor, Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Mainz, Germany
09:30-10:00 Enoxaparin for Primary Thromboprophylaxis in Symptomatic Ambulatory Patients With
COVID-19: the Randomized Controlled Trial OVID
Dr Stefano Barco Staff Physician, Clinic of Angiology, Zurich, Switzerland
09:30-10:00 HYPATIA: a randomised controlled trial in pregnant women with antiphospholipid antibodies Dr Karen Schrieber Danish Hospital for Rheumatic disease in Sonderburg, Denmark
09:30-10:00 Coffee
09:30-10:00 The Patient Experience Ms Ann-Marie O’ Neill Thrombosis Ireland

Session 2

Time Talk Presenter About the Presenter
11:30-12:00 Covid-19 coagulopathy and thrombosis: Novel prognostic and therapeutic opportunities: The COCOON study Dr Barry Kevane Consultant Haematologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
12:00-12:30 VTE & Immunothrombosis; Where do we go from here? Professor Beverley Jane Hunt OBE Professor of Thrombosis & Haemostasis at King’s College London; Consultant in the Departments of Haematology & Pathology at Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust; & Clinical Lead in Haematological Sciences at Viapath LLP
12:30-13:00 COVID-19: clinical pitfalls in the ICU Prof Jan Beyer Westendorf Head of Division “Thrombosis Research”, Medical Clinic III Dresden University Clinic
13:00-13:30 Dr Clive Kearon Memorial Lecture
Improving the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the emergency Department.
Dr Kerstin de Wit Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine; Emergency Medicine and Thrombosis Physician, Hamilton Health Science, Ontario, Canada
13:30-14:00 Lunch

Session 3

Time Talk Presenter About the Presenter
14.00-14:30 Anticoagulation for COVID-19 Dr Michelle Sholzberg Division Head of Hematology-Oncology, Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, Director of the Hematology-Oncology Clinical Research Group, St. Michael’s Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, University of Toronto
14:30-15:00 Comparison of Bleeding Risk Between Rivaroxaban and Apixaban for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism: The COBRRA study Dr. Lana Castellucci Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
15:00-15:30 The Pilot PARTUM Trial: Postpartum Aspirin to Reduce Thromboembolism Undue Morbidity (PARTUM) Dr Leslie Skeith Division of Hematology Department of Medicine, University of Calgary , Calgary, Canada, CanVECTOR Research Network
15:30-16:00 VTE in COVID-19: the Boston experience Dr Rachel Rosovsky Director, Thrombosis Research, Division of Hematology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-Chair of MGH’s Thrombosis Committee and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
16:30-16:45 Close

Programme Outline

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This meeting is kindly supported by the Mater Postgraduate centre with unrestricted educational support from Leo Pharma, Sanofi, BMS and Bayer


October 2, 2020
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The Pillar Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Eccles St, Northside
Dublin 7, D07 R2WY Ireland
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