Pre-Summit Workshop Day

THSNA Pre-Summit Workshops will be hosted on Wednesday, March 7th at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina unless otherwise noted.

Enrollment for these workshops is open to all THSNA registered attendees unless otherwise noted. Additional details for these workshops will be posted here as they become available.

Nursing Pre-Summit Workshop: Thrombosis and Hemostasis Patient Education: Kernels and Pearls

Presidio Room, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This session will review evidence-based practice and expert knowledge to assist clinicians with educating patients and families as well as helpful management approaches. These fast-paced 20-30-minute sessions will include adult and pediatric topics in managing thrombosis and hemostasis care-management situations.

  • 1:00 How to successfully transition patients safely home, Carole Hennessey. Childrens National Medical Center
  • 1:30 Developing a management plan to incorporate DOACs into what was a traditional warfarin clinic, Lynn Oertel. Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2:00 Pediatric Thrombosis, Jim Munn. University of Michigan
  • 2:30 BREAK
    2:40 Inhibitor prevention, Chrsitine Guelcher. Childrens National medical Center
  • 3:00 Adult prophylaxis, Laurel McKernan. Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • 3:20 Ask the Experts, Moderator: Kim Schafer. University of California at Davis
  • Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) Workshop: How I Treat ITP: Guideline Update

    Laguna Room, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    It’s been seven years since ITP management guidelines have been updated. Throughout the ensuing years, thrombopoetic agents and other novel approaches, such as combining treatments to individualize care have changed the ITP treatment paradigm. This year the American Society of Hematology will publish updated evidence-based practice guidelines for Immune Thrombocytopenia. During this THSNA Pre-Summit Workshop, PDSA medical advisors Michele Lambert, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Michael Tarantino, The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute, Peoria, IL, will discuss the latest updates on the management of ITP in their program, “ITP Treatment Choice with reference to Clinical Guidelines.


    Hemophilia Alliance Workshop: Compliance, Audit, Operational Effectiveness and Enhancing your Pharmacy Program

    Santa Rosa, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    HTRS/NASTH Research Colloquium: Developing a Sustainable Research Career in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

    Tuesday, March 6: 5:00 – 8:30 PM
    Wednesday, March 7: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

    This dynamic meeting, taking place prior to the THSNA 2018 Summit, is the first to be offered by two U. S. -based nonprofit professional medical societies working in collaboration: The Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) and the North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH). The Colloquium is a 1. 5-day program for basic scientists/translational researchers and clinicians/physician-scientists interested in non-malignant hematology to: Share strategies for building a successful research career in the 21st century Encourage early-career investigators (residents, post-docs, fellows, instructors, and junior faculty) to pursue active research careers Inspire partnerships that link researchers from “bench to bedside” to advance research in disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis Connect with potential mentors and meet colleagues Participation is open to the first 100 attendees to register and is free of charge to all registrants. This event will not offer Continuing Medical Education credits. More info here: https://htrs-nasth2018. zerista. com/

    2018 HTRS Trainee Workshop: Building a Career in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

    Tuesday, March 6- Welcome Reception and First Session: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 7- A full day of lectures, consultative case discussions, and interactive breakout sessions: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Welcome Reception and First Session, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. A full day of lectures, consultative case discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Target Audience: 40 residents/fellows Information on when the “call for nominations” is due will be found on at: workshop is the continuation of a long tradition of day-long HTRS Trainee Workshops held by HTRS the day prior to the HTRS Symposia, ASH and THSNA since 2009. The goals of the workshop are to provide foundational information regarding topics in non-malignant hematology and to inspire participants to enter/continue in the field of non-malignant hematology. Didactic lectures from key experts are followed by small group interactive case-based presentations on management of challenging cases and panel discussions on challenging real-life consult cases. The opening evening reception provides an opportunity for networking.

    ATHN Research Workshop: Updates & Opportunities for Research Through ATHN

    Point Loma Room, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Part 1 (1-3 pm) is for current ATHN Investigators; Part 2 (3-5 pm) is open to all conference attendees.

    ISLH and NASCOLA Workshop: What you should know before you order hemostasis and thrombosis lab tests and what should you know when you look at the results: An interactive session

    Torrey Pines Room, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This joint ISLH/NASCOLA session will focus on practical and inportant issues related to diagnostic laboratory testing. The session topic should appeal to an interdisciplinary audience, and will emphasize issues that are relevant to nurses, physicians, laboratory personnel, pharmacists and others. The four speakers will cover a wide range of important considerations for ordering diagnostic tests for thrombosis and haemostasis problems, with consideration of the clinical problem/scenario, current indications for testing and monitoring, pretest considerations related to interferences and what clinical and pathological states need to be considered when reviewing patient results. Illustrative cases will be used by the speakers to emphasize important points and issues. The participation will be encouraged using an audience response system and an expert speaker panel that will take questions from the audience. The speakers and topics will include:

    NASCOLA  will provide a number of short scenarios/cases presented by our members that will cover: Factor VIII Inhibitor Measurement – Preanalytic considerations; Lupus anticoagulant with hypoprothrombinemia; Laboratory Evaluation and Interpretation of HIT assays; Measuring heparin levels – Preanalytic considerations and Discrepant hemophilia A. Speakers will include: Donna Castellon, Jana Gausman, Kristi Smock, Richard Marlar and Dot Adcock.

    Chuck Eby will cover anticoagulant monitoring

    Catherine Hayward will cover diagnostic testing for platelet function disorders and rare bleeding disorder