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This is a recorded version of our webinar on Adolescent Thrombosis presented by Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths and Dr. Jennifer E. Dietrich that took place on May 2, 2016. This webinar was jointly sponsored by the Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education program and the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders.

Program Description: 

This Webinar will provide evidence-based, practical information on the complications of thromboembolism among female adolescents. It will also review the prevalence and presentation of risk factors predisposing adolescents to VTE and discuss prophylactic strategies. Lastly, it will inform medical providers on the role of hormonal therapy and the importance of a collaborative management by hematology and gynecology for thrombosis, thrombophilia and hormonal therapy in adolescent females. 


 Learning Objectives: 

After completing this educational activity and the post-test, participants should be able to: 
- Review the epidemiology of thromboembolism (TE) in adolescents and specifically female adolescents  
- Review the prevalence and presentation of risk factors predisposing to adolescent TE 
- Review the situations in which girls and adolescents with thrombophilia present with gynecologic concerns 
- Discuss gynecologic bleeding complications in female adolescents on anticoagulants 
- Discuss how thrombophilia impacts hormonal choice 
- Discuss the prophylactic strategies in adolescent VTE 
- Recognize the need and apply the model for collaboration among hematologists, gynecologists and other specialists for comprehensive care of adolescent TE

Program Faculty
Lakshmi V. Srivaths, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology
Co-Director
Young Women's Bleeding Disorder Clinic
Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine

Jennifer E. Dietrich, MD, MSc, FACOG
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Fellowship Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Texas Children's Hospital
CME Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine 
Co-Director
Young Women's Bleeding Disorder Clinic
Texas Children's Hospital