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6/9/2016 at 7:30:31 PM GMT
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2016 Annual Minutes

Working Group for Perioperative Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Public Session, May 25, 2:15-6:15PM, Salle Foche 5, Montpellier, France

Working Group Chairman: James Douketis 

This session, organized by the Working Group on Perioperative Thrombosis and Haemostasis, was held in a 200-person room. Attendance was recorded at 240 people, with need to use the overflow room to accommodate extra attendees. The presenters represented a spectrum of medical specialists, including internists, hematologists, intesivists and anesthetists, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the working group.

The session was commenced by an abstract presentation on Thromboelastography and Thrombin Generation testing in Perioperative Patients with Sepsis, by Dr. Isabelle Gouin-Thibault (France).

The first session chaired by Drs. Jim Douketis (Canada) and Jerrold Levy (USA), addressed the Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Agents: Perioperative Management of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy by Dr. Pierre Albaladejo (France); Rescue Platelet Transfusions by Dr. Thromas Thiele (Germany); Perioperative Management of VKA and DOAC Therapy by Dr. Alex Spyropoulos (USA); and Urgent Perioperative Management of Anticoagulated Patients by Dr. Jerrold Levy (USA). There was vigorous discussion after each presentation, resulting in a 10-min delay to the coffee-break time.  

The second session, chaired by Drs. Marc Samama (France) and Beverley Hunt (UK) addressed Perioperative Bleeding: Role of Intraoperative Coagulation Testing by Dr. Beverley Hunt (UK); Use of Increased Plasma/Platelets to RBC ratio by Dr. Anne Godier (France); Fibrinogen/Cryoprecipitate Use in the Perioperative Setting by Dr. Marc Samama (France); and PCC Use in the Setting of Massive Perioperative Bleeding by Dr. Simon Stanworth (UK). As with the first session, there was vigorous discussion, leading to a delayed end of the session at 6:45PM.

Overall, the session was considered to be of high interest by ISTH members given the excess in attendees and accompanying excess in questions. We believe interest among ISTH members and accompanying research will only increase with the transition of the Working Group to bona fide SSC Subcommittee.

Respectfully submitted,


James Douketis and Marc Samama, Co-Chairs of Perioperative Working Group on T&H

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