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Dome March 2015

Blood Clot Symposium

Date: February 27, 2015

Mark Crowther
Mark Crowther

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)—a blood clot that occurs mostly in the legs—is a major “silent” health problem affecting between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans every year. Pulmonary embolism (PE) causes as many as 100,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet most DVT/PE cases are preventable. Long a leader in venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention, Johns Hopkins Medicine will hold its seventh annual VTE symposium on Friday, March 13, in Hurd Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Medicine, in collaboration with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The keynote speaker is Mark Crowther, chair of the Department of Pathology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Canada. All are invited to attend or watch online. Short talks showcasing VTE-related research studies across Johns Hopkins Medicine, patient speakers and a panel discussion will follow the lecture. Info: Elliott Haut,