After nearly 10 years the CLOT website is in need of some updating and modernising. We are in the process of working with our website hosts to develop a new website and if there is anything you would like to see or any changers please contact us as this is our opportunity to make this better for all
Following another successful conference we are always looking ahead and next year the conference will again be at the Crowne Plaza in Manchester on Friday 2nd October 2020 more details in due course. Also if any members have any work to present CLOT would love to welcome any talks and you would even attend for free if you speak please contact us if you have any ideas or for more information.
Thrombosis UK are holding a masterclass in Bath at the Apex City of Bath hotel, BA1 2DA, on Wednesday the 30th October 2019. Topics covered include NICE guidance one year on from Prof Beverley Hunt, Thrombolysis for VTE in pregnancy by Dr Amanda Clarke, lower limb immobilisation and thromboprophylaxis by Mr Nural Ahad and supporting the psychological impact of VTE by Prof Paul Bennett. More details at https://www.thrombosisuk.org/downloads/VTE%20Masterclass%20BATH%20Agenda.pdf and registration at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjka4j5846b7e5e&oseq=&c=&ch=
An article published in the Lancet looked at diagnosing AF which is is frequently asymptomatic and thus underdetected but is associated with stroke, heart failure, and death. Existing screening methods require prolonged monitoring and are limited by cost and low yield. They looked at whether a rapid, inexpensive, point-of-care means of identifying these patients with atrial fibrillation using machine learning could be developed.
Researchers said it was still early days, but believe the system could lead to earlier and easier detection of the problem and, therefore, ensure patients get the right treatment, saving lives. The abstract is available at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)31721-0/fulltext and was featured on the bbc website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49170285
CLOT have been asked by Thrombosis UK for help with a survey around providing patients with information around thrombosis diagnosis, treatment and risk factors. If members could please help by completing the survey by clicking on the link below Thanks.
Thrombosis UK is seeking to make available medically approved VTE patient information resources to UK hospitals. We would value your opinion on the content / style and design of the resources and have prepared a very short survey to seek your comments.
Please could you take just a few minutes (only 5 questions!), to complete the questionnaire enabling us to provide the suitable VTE patient materials for hospital centres.