Meeting Archive:
Rivaroxaban or Aspirin for Extended Treatment of VTE

Meeting Description:
Many patients with VTE require extended treatment, but it's uncertain whether it's more effective to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulants or aspirin. Join us as we talk with Dr. Jeff Weitz, the lead researcher of this study which looked at two doses of rivaroxaban and aspirin for extended treatment of VTE.
You can read an abstract of the study here.
Date: Tue, May 23, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Elizabeth Goldstein
 Presenter Information
Jeffrey Weitz, MD

Dr. Weitz is a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at McMaster University and Director of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Center. His clinical work focuses on thrombosis and he directs a well-funded research laboratory that explores the biochemistry of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis as it applies to venous and arterial thrombosis. He is the recipient of a Career Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and holds an Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research at McMaster University, which is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Adam Cuker, MD

Dr. Cuker is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  and Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery and Assistant Director of the Penn Specialized Coagulation Laboratory. His research focus is on thrombocytopenia, VTE and anticoagulation. Adam is an AC Forum board member and co-chair of the Lunch & Learn webinar series.

Sara Vazquez, PharmD

Sara Vazquez is a clinical pharmacist specializing in thrombosis and pharmacotherapy for the University of Utah. Her clinical interests include optimizing anticoagulant therapy, direct oral anticoagulants, drug interactions, and post-thrombotic syndrome. Sara is an AC Forum board member and co-chair of the AC Forum Lunch & Learn webinar series.

Diane Wirth, ANP

Diane Wirth is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a background in administration and anticoagulation management. She has 12 years of academic experience as a provider and senior manager in anticoagulation and heart failure management at Emory University Healthcare and Grady Healthcare. Diane is an AC Forum board member and a co-chair of the Lunch & Learn webinar series.