Adam Cuker - "Monitoring unfractionated heparin: best practices and controversies"
Dr. Cuker willreview evidence, controversies, and best practices in the measurement and monitoring of unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight heparin, and fondaparinux.
Gualtiero Palareti - "Monitoring of direct oral anticoagulants"
Dr. Palareti will review in which circumstances and for which purposes measuring the concentration of the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is indicated and which are the laboratory assays that should be used for this scope and those that are not recommended.
Moderator: Geoff Barnes
Dr. Cuker is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from Yale University and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He continued his postgraduate training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in hematology/oncology. He holds a Master’s degree in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia & Thrombosis Program, Clinical Director of the Penn Blood Disorders Center, and Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery. Major focuses of his research include laboratory measurement of anticoagulation, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and immune thrombocytopenia. He is Chair of the forthcoming American Society of Hematology guidelines on venous thromboembolism; serves on the Board of Directors of the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society and the Anticoagulation Forum; is a fellow of the American College of Physicians; and a member of ISTH.
Dr. Palareti is a Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is a co-Founder and former President of the Italian Federation of Anticoagulation Clinics (FCSA). From 2004-2012 he served as aCo-Chairman of the SSC Scientific Subcommittee on Control of Anticoagulation of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). He is also a former President of theItalian Society for Hemostasis and Thrombosis (SISET).
Dr. Barnes is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. His research interests include quality improvement in anticoagulation and the used of shared decision making tools for venous thromboembolism. He currently serves as the immediate past chair of the ISTH Young Professional Task Force and serves on the ISTH Education committee.