Course Overview



This course will be held again on
October 18- 19, 2018.

Information contained in this site is for the 2015 program.
Information for the 2018 program coming soon.



The Harvard Medical School Update on Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment of Thrombosis and Thromboembolism

This special course provides a comprehensive review of the most important changes and advances impacting the care of patients who have—or are at risk for—thrombosis and thromboembolism. Updates in diagnosis, treatment and prevention are provided by world-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty. The curriculum includes:

  • New options for testing and diagnosis of thrombotic disorders
  • Important developments in epidemiology and pathophysiology
  • Best practices for stroke prevention (and prediction) in atrial fibrillation
  • Guidance to navigate the nuances of prescribing dual antiplatelet therapy
  • When and how to use new oral anticoagulants and interventional devices
  • Personalized medicine and lipid biology
  • Updated lipid guidelines (and controversies surrounding them)
  • Expert advice to incorporate the latest science into your practice

This program has provided practical and timely education about innovations in this field since 1987. First-time and returning attendees consistently report that the knowledge they acquire from this update changes their practice and drives better outcomes for patients.

Attendees stay current with the state of the art for:

  • DVT/PE diagnosis and testing
  • Parenteral and oral anticoagulants
  • Atherothrombosis: etiology, pathophysiology, therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory therapy to reduce risk of cardiovascular events
  • Hypercoagulability: testing and management
  • Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed therapy
  • New approaches to treat high LDL cholesterol and hypertriglyceridemia
  • Dual antiplatelet therapy: dose, duration, reversibility
  • Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
  • Special considerations for VTE in cancer and pregnancy

This program is among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses.

Please note that this course is only offered once every three years, and seating is limited. To ensure a spot, early registration is strongly recommended.