Webinar: Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy
Presented by Dr. Andra H. James, Moderated by Dr. Gary E. Raskob
October 13, 2015
2PM - 3PM EDT
October 13 marks World Thrombosis Day—a day to focus attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease of thrombosis. The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is proud to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in supporting World Thrombosis Day and the efforts to place a global spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing public health problem. In honor of World Thrombosis Day, the ISTH and CDC are co-hosting a special webinar on venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pregnancy. Pregnant women are especially at increased risk for thrombosis, particularly VTE. Women who have a history of thrombosis or inherited or acquired risk factors for VTE (also known as thrombophilias) may be much more likely to develop VTE when pregnant. Additionally, pregnant women who are hospitalized or have surgery are at increased risk for developing healthcare-associated VTE (HA-VTE). In this webinar, Dr. James will discuss the key issues concerning the occurrence of VTE during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
This webinar is free and open to public health professionals, clinicians, and researchers who desire more information about VTE and pregnancy.