New Strategies for Preventing Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, and Stroke

This course is designed to define best-practice usage of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for long-term prevention of stroke and venous thromboembolism. Participants will gain updated implementation guidelines and recommendations to treat thrombosis.


This educational event will address the following competencies:medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement; and system-based practice.

Target Audience

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who manage stroke and venous thromboembolism in established patients as well as at-risk patients. Content is intended for professionals wishing to improve their ability to identify patient factors that impact the safe and effective use of anticoagulation in order to provide optimal individualization of therapy.

Curricular Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Identify similarities and differences among the available direct oral anticoagulants
• Differentiate the safety and efficacy profile of each agent
• Select the appropriate drug(s) based on patient characteristics.
• Identify the optimal drug for specific patient groups
• Describe the impact of drug interactions on DOAC safety and efficacy
• Determine the special needs for anticoagulants in aged populations.
• Identify the impact of gender, age, and other patient-specific factors on the safety and efficacy of DOACs
• Predict the risk/benefit ratio for DOACs in specific patient populations
• Recognize how pharmacokinetic differences can impact appropriate drug selection



The Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has achieved Accreditation with Commendation status through November 30, 2018. Accreditation with Commendation is the highest level of recognition awarded by the ACCME Nurses and other health professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance,
please consult your professional licensing board.

Additional Programing

Seminal Contributions in the Management of Thrombotic and Cardiovascular Diseases                                                                                                                                                                                        
3:30 – 5:00pm

Additional details for this past event are no longer available.