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.
11th Annual VTE Symposium: March 29, 2019
Keynote: Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP, FRCPC
"Extending Thromboprophylaxis in Medically Ill Patients"
Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Spyropoulos was Founder and former Medical Director of the Clinical Thrombosis Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Professor of Medicine at Hofstra, Northwell School of Medicine and System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the multi hospital Northwell Health System in NY. He is also a Professor of the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research as part of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He is co-chair of the Council on Leadership of Thrombosis at Northwell Health System. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Haemostasis, and the Royal College of Physicians, Canada.
Dr. Spyropoulos has helped to develop protocols using LMWH in outpatient-based treatment of venous thromboembolic disease, patient self-testing of warfarin, perioperative “bridging” for patients on chronic anticoagulation, medical inpatient thromboprophylaxis, protocols with regards to the use of anticoagulants for HIT, and clinical use of the direct oral anticoagulants, including their use in special patient populations and periprocedural situations. Dr. Spyropoulos is active in assessing outcome and pharmacoeconomic analyses of these protocols and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on these issues.
He has been involved as Principal Investigator, Scientific Committee member, Steering and Executive Committee member, or member of Data Safety Monitoring Board in multiple international, multicenter randomized trials in thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy, including the NHLBI BRIDGE and NHLBI Kids DOTT studies and the CIHR PAUSE trial. He is the co-Chair of the Executive Committee for MARINER, a global Phase 3 multicenter study of thromboprophylaxis in medical patients with rivaroxaban, He is a founding member of ATLAS, a US-based ARO-CRO in thrombosis-related research. He is a panel member of a US national experts consensus group for clinical excellence in thrombosis management, a member of the Anticoagulation Forum and the Thrombosis/Haemostasis Society of North America, co-Chair of the Scientific Standardization Committees of Perioperative Thrombosis and Haemostasis as part of International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and co-author for the 8th, 9th and currently 10th 2018 ACCP Guidelines on Perioperative Antithrombotic Therapy, the 2008 International Consensus Statement Guidelines in Venous Thromboembolism, and senior author for the 2013 International Consensus Statement on venous thromboembolic disease. He is also reviewer for the 2014 ESC Guidelines on Pulmonary Embolism. He is Section Editor for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and is on the editorial staff for Hospital Medicine. He is a reviewer for many journals.
Dr. Spyropoulos’ research studies, articles, letters, and editorials have been published in over 170 peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Circulation, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Hematology, American Journal of Medicine, Chest, Thrombosis Haemostasis, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Clinical Applied Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and Thrombosis Research.
Videos from Past VTE Symposia
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