Assessing VTE Risk in Medically Ill Patients

The Critical Role of the Hospitalist

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Room: Jasmine CDGH

Las Vegas, NV


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Dr Barkoudah and an expert panel discuss reducing the risk of VTE in medically ill patients during hospitalization and after hospital discharge


Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Associate Director, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Office of Global Education, Harvard Medical School, Associate Director, Hospital Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Director Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Service, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Aaron P. Kithcart, MD, PhD

Vascular Medicine Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

John Fanikos, RPh, MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy Business and Financial Services

Arman Qamar, MD

Vascular Medicine and Cardiology Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7:30 PM - 7:35PM

Welcome and Introductions

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH Program Chair

7:35 PM - 7:50 PM

Protecting Our Vulnerable Medically Ill Patients During Hospitalization and After Discharge: A Critical and Unrecognized Unmet Need

Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

7:50 PM - 8:15 PM

Advances in Medical Therapy to Protect Hospitalized Medically Ill Patients from Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Stroke

Aaron Kithcart, MD, PhD

8:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Critical Role of the Hospitalist in Gaining Consensus and Developing Protocols to Maximize Quality of Care in the Treatment and Thromboprophylaxis of VTE

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH

8:30 PM - 8:55 PM

Transition of Care from Hospital to Discharge to Home or to Rehab Facilities: Do's and Don'ts

John Fanikos, RPh, MBA

8:55 PM - 9:25 PM

Multiple Case Presentations and Discussion of Real-Life Patients – as Well as Interactive Q&A About VTE Treatment and Thromboprophylaxis

Arman Qamar, MD

9:25 PM - 9:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH



The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medically ill patients is often underestimated, despite the fact that VTE remains a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in these patients. In fact, the risk of VTE in many hospitalised medically ill patients may be at least as high as in patients undergoing surgery. In this symposium, our expert panel, Drs Barkoudah, Hylek, Kithcart, Fanikos, and Qamar, will provide an overview of the importance of effectively assessing the risk of VTE in hospitalized patients. Strategies to reduce the risk of VTE with appropriate thromboprophylaxis during their hospitalization will be discussed, including real-life patient cases. Our panel will also review the importance of ensuring transition of care after hospital discharge, and conclude with an interactive question-and-answer session.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have increased knowledge regarding:

  1. The critical role of the hospitalist in assessing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medically ill patients
  2. Prescribing appropriate thromboprophylaxis during hospitalization and after hospital discharge


This activity is intended for hospitalists and other healthcare providers involved in the care of medically ill patients at risk for VTE.


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