About the Event

About Let’s Talk Clots’23

Thrombosis UK welcomes you to this annual conference held in support of World Thrombosis Day.

New for 2023, we are honoured to welcome global leaders in VTE to host afternoon Masterclasses across hot topics and updates in thrombosis.

Seeking network and collaboration? Then join the very popular sessions by UK leading professional bodies, national leaders and local Champions to pose questions and learn more on VTE implementation, Case Studies and challenging scenarios.

LTC’23 I open to all healthcare and allied professionals, providing accredited, free education accessible 24/7 from 10th October – 30th November ‘23 View agenda to see the comprehensive range of sessions and opportunities to discuss, question, share and learn.

VTE Matters

Venous thromboembolism can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity

  • 1 in 4 people die of conditions caused by thrombosis
  • 55%-60% of blood clots occur within 90 days of hospital discharge
  • Up to 20% of cancer patients develop blood clots
  • VTE is the leading cause of indirect maternal death

Studies of patients who die unexpectedly of pulmonary embolism reveal that they complained of nagging symptoms often for weeks before death related to pulmonary embolism.

  • Forty percent of these patients had been seen by a physician in the weeks prior to their death2,1.


1. Safi M, Rostami RT, Taherkhani M. Unusual presentation of a massive pulmonary embolism. J Tehran Heart Cent. 2011 Winter;6(1):41-4. Epub 2011 Feb 28. PMID: 23074604; PMCID: PMC3466862.
2. Kline JA, Runyon MS. Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. In: Marx JA, Hockenberger RS, Walls RM, editors. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice. 6th ed. London: mosby; 2006. pp. 1368–1382

e-Poster Exhibition at LTC’23

Invitation to submit your Poster.

We invite you to take this opportunity to share your research with thousands of colleagues registering for LTC’23.

Accepted Posters will be displayed within the LTC’23 platform and for viewing by registered attendees from October 10th - 30th November 2023, with opportunity to chat and send questions to the lead author.

Up to four submissions will be selected and invited to be presented live during the LTC’23 conference with opportunity to take questions and discussion from the audience.

For full information on how to submit your abstract and e-poster.

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is an Award-Winning, Collaborative Global Movement

Thrombosis UK is proud to be part of this international campaign working devoted to shining a spotlight on the condition of thrombosis. It draws attention to the signs, symptoms and risk factors of thrombosis, a condition that contributes to the deaths of 1 in 4 people worldwide each year.

World Thrombosis Day is a year-long campaign that takes place on October 13 annually.

In 2023, World Thrombosis Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary.



October 10, 2023 08:00

MDT case studies in lower limb thrombosis – haematology and vascular surgery perspectives

Dr Gill Lowe

Prof. Alok Tiwari

October 10, 2023 09:15

LTC'23 Selected Poster Presentations

Prof Paul Bennett

Sarah Havord

Victoria McDonnell

Sharan Reghunathan

Inaul Hussain

  • The emotions experienced by cancer patients with a venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Pharmacist-led warfarin review clinic
  • Prevalence of Genetic Loci associated with Venous Thromboembolism: An Analysis of a Large-Scale Whole-Genome Sequencing Database of 3 Asian Populations in Singapore
  • An audit to assess the appropriateness of VTE Prophylaxis at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
October 10, 2023 11:00

Sponsored Symposium – Cardinal Health

Sue Bacon

October 10, 2023 12:05

"PETS Trial: Examining the benefit of graduated compression stockings in the Prevention of vEnous Thromboembolism in low-risk Surgical patients: a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial (PETS Trial)"

Sarrah Peerbux

October 10, 2023 12:30

Endovascular management of PE

Mr Peter Mezes

October 10, 2023 14:00

LTC Masterclass: Venous Thromboembolism and Gender-Inclusive Women's Health

Prof Fionnuala Ni Ainle

Prof Marc Blondon

Dr Helia Robert-Ebadi

Prof Marc Rodger

Dr Barry Kevane

Dr Leslie Skeith

  • VTE risk assessment postpartum and treatment in pregnancy
  • VTE diagnosis in pregnancy
  • The role of academic clinical trial research networks in supporting clinical trials in women's health: what does the future hold?
  • Syndemics in women's health
  • VTE in people receiving hormonal therapy
October 11, 2023 09:30

PCCS Symposium: Diagnosis and management of DVT and PE with case studies, when to offer lifelong OAC and cancer-related VTE

Prof Ahmet Fuat

Emma Gee

October 11, 2023 11:00

Sponsored Symposium – Bayer Is all VTE management the same? – Patient Journey

Dr Waseem Khan

October 11, 2023 12:30

Sponsored Symposium - Techdow: Low Molecular Weight Heparins Should Be Prescribed by Their Brand Name

Fergus McCallum

October 11, 2023 14:00

Sponsored Session: Bayer Round Table Event Real Management of VTE – Case Studies

Dr Waseem Khan

October 12, 2023 09:30

THRIVE - Study Update and Recruitment Details: (THRomboprophylaxis in Individuals undergoing superficial endoVEnous treatment)

Sarah Whittley

October 12, 2023 11:00

Sponsored Symposium – G&N


October 12, 2023 12:30

Sponsored Symposium: AstraZeneca

Dr Will Lester

Dr Pip Nicolson

October 12, 2023 13:45

UKCPA Symposium: DOACs in cancer associated thrombosis: Sub-group challenges and considerations

Katherine Stirling

Nathan Hutchinson-Jones

Kieron Power

October 12, 2023 16:00

LTC Masterclass New learning in Cancer Associated Thrombosis

Dr Jean Connors

October 13, 2023 12:30

VTE Specialist Network Questions & Answers in VTE Prevention and Management

Emma Gee

Zoe King

Andrea Croft

Huw Rowswell

Sue Bacon

Becs Walsh

Carolyn Warren

Rose Gibson

Loreena Bacarro

Lakshman Thuraisingham

  • Root cause analysis of hospital acquired thrombosis
  • Lower limb immobilisation
  • VTE education and training

October 13, 2023 14:00

LTC Masterclass: News at XI: Moving beyond the direct oral anticoagulants

Prof Jeff Weitz

Thank you to LTC’23 supporters
Thank you to LTC’23 sponsors

Sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations with the exception of sponsored symposia sessions, for which the respective sponsoring company is fully responsible.

AstraZeneca has provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence, except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposium presentation.

Bayer has provided a sponsorship towards this independent Programme. Bayer has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence, except for the Bayer sponsored symposia.

Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s Talk Clots 2023 (LTC’23) virtual conference is open to all healthcare and allied healthcare professionals. Due to health products (therapy and device) regulations, members of the public are unable to register.
Select the ‘Register Now’ button on the HOME page of the LTC’23vc website to secure your place. You will receive an email to confirm your registration has been submitted, and once verified, a second email will confirm when you have been successfully registered.
All attendees need to register first to access the virtual conference. Once your registration has been successfully confirmed, you will be able to access the platform from Tuesday 10 October 2023 by clicking on the ‘Click Here to Access the Event’ button on the Home page. This will take you into the secure conference platform where you will be able to access all areas.
No! Your single registration will allow you access to all agenda sessions, catch-up recordings, pre-records, the exhibition area, lobby, and networking rooms.
No! Thrombosis UK offer registration and access to the LTC’23 accredited virtual conference free of charge – we want everyone to working to prevent and to safely manage thrombosis access high quality education.
The conference is applying for CPD points from the Royal College Pathologists. These will be confirmed once the agenda is finalised. CPD credits will be awarded to registered attendees who attend live sessions or view the catch-up recordings hosted within the platform and pre-recorded meetings.
After registering as an attendee, you only need your email address to log-in to the conference.
After you log-in to the LTC’23 vc you access the ‘Lobby’ area. To view sessions, click on ‘Auditorium’. In this room you will be able to select whether you watch a ‘live’ session (if currently in progress or about to start) or view recordings of sessions already presented during the conference.
Yes! Let’s Talk Clots’23 vc platform will remain open 24/7 to registered attendees until 30 November 2023. During this time, you will be able to visit the platform at any time and watch recordings of the previously held live sessions, and still secure CPD credits. The exhibition area, networking, face to face round table meeting rooms, access to resources and chat facilities will also remain open until 30 November 2023.
After 30 November, most of the recordings (not sponsored symposia) will be uploaded to the Thrombosis UK website and available with open access, however they will no longer carry CPD accreditation.
Sessions are delivered live, and the audience is invited to pose questions, join in discussion and share examples of success and challenges.
The LTC’23 vc platform registers attendance to any live and recorded session throughout October-November. When the platform closes (30 November 2023), CPD certificates will be sent to each attendee in line with their attendance.
Yes! Once you have logged into the conference platform you can use the ‘chat’ button to post a message/ask a question or seek to connect with other attendees.
There are also ‘round table chat rooms’ where up to sixteen people can join and chat with audio and visual options. To join a round table, click on an available chair in the room and you will then be asked to confirm you want to enter, and whether you would like your camera and audio on, (you can amend your choice at any time while in the room).
If you are a researcher, healthcare professional or lead in a professional body and would like to discuss opportunities to present at the conference or have an exhibition booth, please contact jo@thrombosisuk.org.
Yes! LTC’23 vc has a variety of sponsorship opportunities open to companies. To discuss and find out more please email jo@thrombosisuk.org
Thrombosis UK – a registered UK charity.
You can contact us by emailing jo@thrombosisuk.org, or visit the charity’s website where there is a wealth of information and free resources. Recordings from past conferences hosted by Thrombosis UK are also available to view.