State of the art in anticoagulation therapy: challenges and opportunities for pharmacists.

The International Workshop will start on Friday 17 May 2019. During this 2-day workshop plenary lectures and workshops will involve topics including:

  • New evidence and emerging data in anticoagulation management
  • Unmet needs and pharmacy excellence in the delivery of anticoagulation care
  • Managing interactions with anticoagulants in the real world: an opportunity for monitoring?
  • The safe use of anticoagulants in complex patients: focus on DOACs
  • Anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy: do’s and don’ts
  • Adherence and seamless care in anticoagulation therapy: the way forward

The Workshop will end on Saturday 18 May 2019 in the late afternoon.

Workshop Program

Time Session Location/Speaker
08:00 - 09:00 Lectures, workshops, oral communications, coffee, lunch and posters Registration Welcome coffee and tea
KAVA Congress Centre (KCC)
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
Main auditorium

Bart van den Bemt, ESCP President

Stephane Steurbaut, Workshop President & Chair of Scientific Committee

09:30 - 10:15 Plenary lecture 1: New evidence and emerging data in anticoagulation therapy

Thomas Vanassche, Department of Cardiology UZ Leuven Belgium

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break – poster viewing – exhibition  
10:45 - 12:15 Parallel sessions: workshops part 1
Conference rooms at KCC
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch – poster viewing – exhibition  
13:45 - 15:15 Parallel sessions: workshops part 2
Conference rooms at KCC
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break – poster viewing – exhibition  
15:45 - 16:30 Oral communications

Session chairs: Anne Spinewine, Scientific Committee; Silas Rydant, Scientific Committee

16:30 - 17:15 Plenary lecture 2: The Pharmacist?s role in delivering excellence in anticoagulation care to address unmet needs

Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist for CVD; National Clinical Adviser for AF; National AHSN Network, UK

17:30 17:45 - 19:30 Departure to Welcome reception Welcome reception
Felix Pakhuis: Godefrisuskaai 30, 2000 Antwerp
Time Session Speaker
08:30 - 08:45 Summary of the first day
KAVA Congress Centre (KCC) Main auditorium

Stephane Steurbaut, Workshop President & Chair of Scientific Committee

08:45 - 09:30 Plenary lecture 3: What makes adherence to anticoagulation therapy a challenge? From pharmacokinetics to patients' preferences

Isabelle Arnet, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Care Research Group University of Basel, Switzerland

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee break – poster viewing – exhibition  
10:00 - 10:45 Plenary lecture 4: Only by working collaboratively can we improve care for patients at pace and scale? An example of iPACT

Sotiris Antoniou, Consultant Pharmacist; Cardiovascular disease; Barts Health NHS Trust, UK and Chair of iPACT

10:45 - 12:15 Parallel sessions: workshops part 1
Conference rooms at KCC
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch – poster viewing – exhibition  
13:45 - 15:15 Parallel sessions: workshops part 2
Conference rooms at KCC
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break – poster viewing – exhibition  
15:45 - 16:30 Oral communications Session chairs: Aris Prins, Scientific Committee; Lorenz Van der Linden, Scientific Committee
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap up and conclusions

Bart van den Bemt, ESCP President

Stephane Steurbaut, Workshop President & Chair Scientific Committee

17:00 - 18:00 Farewell drink
KAVA Congress Centre
All four workshops have a first part before lunch and a second part after lunch. All workshops are repeated the next day. Each participant is asked to choose one workshop on Friday and another one on Saturday.

Sign up for Workshops at the ESCP booth on Friday morning before 10:45 AM

  1. Anticoagulation – When things go wrong!  Prevention and management of bleeding with warfarin and DOAC - Moderators: Helen Williams (UK), AHSN for South London & NHS Southwark CCG and Sotiris Antoniou (UK), Consultant Pharmacist and Chair of iPACT
  2. Safe prescribing and dispensing of DOACs: What can patients expect from pharmacists? - Moderators: Aris Prins (NL), KNMP and Silas Rydant (B), KAVA
  3. Mastering drug-drug interactions with oral anticoagulants and understanding the value of DOAC monitoring to optimise treatment - Moderators: Anne Spinewine (B), UCLouvain and Anne-Laure Sennesael (B), UC Louvain
  4. Management of anticoagulation therapy in complex hospitalized patients - Moderators: Lorenz Van der Linden (B), UZ Leuven and Charlotte Quintens (B), UZ Leuven

Workshop rooms: will be announced at the symposium.


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