The VTE Collaborative, with support from the Armstrong Institute and Department of Medicine, holds a VTE Symposium every March that highlights some of the latest research on venous thromboembolism and features a keynote speaker who is a national authority in this field.
These events are open to the Johns Hopkins community and the public. There is no charge to attend or watch online.
12th Annual VTE Symposium: March 6, 2020
Keynote: Alok Khorana, MD, FACP, FASCO
“Prediction and Treatment of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis”
Alok Khorana, M.D., is a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research and vice chair for clinical services at the Taussig Cancer Institute (part of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center); and director of the gastrointestinal malignancies program at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical and translational research program focuses on predictive factors and drug development for cancer-associated thrombosis and gastrointestinal cancers, and has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Hardis family, the Porter Family Fund, VeloSano, the Cleveland Clinic Center for Excellence, the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, Stand Up to Cancer (colorectal cancer Dream Team) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Dr. Khorana received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University’s medical college in Baroda (now Vadodara, Gujarat), India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in New York and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Rochester, also in New York. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and in 2018, he was elected a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Khorana is past chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel (CPGP), chair of the ASCO CPGP Pancreas Cancer Working Group, and co-chair of the ASCO CPGP Multisite Advisory Group and the ASCO Guidelines Panel on Resectable Pancreas Cancer. He has served on the ASCO Scientific Program Committee, the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Oncology Expert Committee and guidelines/guidance panels for organizations including ASCO, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). He was also chair of the ISTH Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy. In 2019, Dr. Khorana received the Cleveland Clinic’s Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Award for scientific achievement in clinical research.
Dr. Khorana’s work has been published in a variety of journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research, PLOS One and JAMA Internal Medicine. He has co-authored chapters in multiple textbooks including editions of Cecil Essentials of Medicine and Cancer — Principles & Practice of Oncology, and he is co-editor of the book Cancer-Associated Thrombosis — New Findings in Translational Science, Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Khorana’s fiction and creative nonfiction works have been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, Annals of Internal Medicine and Health Affairs, and selected for The Best American Medical Writing.
Videos from Past VTE Symposia
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