About the Event

About NTW’24

Thrombosis UK welcomes you to this virtual conference held in support of our annual National Thrombosis Week.

NTW’24 hosts dedicated sessions focusing on VTE across the UK. The event welcomes presentations from representatives from leading VTE professional bodies, who consider gaps, challenges and opportunities to improving prevention and management of VTE, and review updates in research. The NTW’24 conference is alive with learning, sharing and participation.

Seeking collaboration and discussion? NTW’24 provides case studies, live Q&A plus small meeting sessions for peer to peer sharing and discussion.

NTW’24 is open to all healthcare and allied healthcare professionals, providing accredited, free education accessible 24/7 from 7th May – 31st May 2024.

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 NTW’24

Be part of NTW’24 by submitting your poster for the NTW’24 e-Poster Exhibition Hall

Thrombosis UK invites you to share your research with thousands of colleagues registering for NTW’24.

Accepted Posters will be displayed within the NTW’24 conference platform and accessible to view by all registered attendees from 7th May – 31st May 2024 with opportunity for attendees to comment and submit questions to the lead author.

Four Poster submissions will be selected and invited to present live during the NTW’24 conference, with opportunity to take questions from the audience and discuss with the panel.

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

National Thrombosis Week (NTW)

1 in 20 people will suffer a VTE at some point in their life, and this can be a significant cause of mortality, long term disability and long-lasting ill-health problems – yet many VTE events could be prevented.

Thrombosis UK, a registered charity, is dedicated to raising awareness of thrombosis, provide information and support and increase understanding through research and education.

Working with all stakeholders, the charity shines a light on the prevention of blood clots and evidence-based practice to improve management of clots, safeguarding patients and reducing avoidable burden and cost on healthcare services.



May 7, 2024 09:00

Challenges in diagnosis of VTE

Prof Beverley Hunt OBE

Dr Matthew Fay

Prof Catherine Nelson-Piercy

- Presentation in primary care

- Inadequacies of current diagnosis of VTE on non pregnant and pregnant

May 7, 2024 10:45

A new thrombotic syndrome: Spontaneous VITT

Prof Beverley Hunt OBE

Dr Will Lester

Dr Sue Pavord

- How to recognise

- How to diagnose

- How to treat

May 7, 2024 12:00

Should.. and can ..we improve the quality of communication during consultations?

Prof Paul Bennett

May 7, 2024 13:00

Innovative care models for anticoagulation and VTE care

Prof Roopen Arya

Rosalind Byrne

Dr Matthew Fay

Dr Karen Breen

- Anticoagulation stewardship
- DVT management in primary care

May 7, 2024 14:15

Viatris Sponsored Symposium: When do you consider an alternative to heparin?

Dr Will Lester

May 7, 2024 15:00

Viatris Sponsored Round Table Meeting: When do you consider an alternative to heparin?

Dr Will Lester

Please join the discussion through the event's roundtable feature.

May 7, 2024 15:45

Selected Poster Presentations

Prof Simon Noble

Dr Ulfat Sardar

Dr Daniel Dinarvand

Dr Andre Colindres Castillo

Dr Jack Pryce Lloyd

Gurpreet Bahra

- Adherence to guidelines when requesting an ultrasound Doppler for suspected DVT cases.

- Striving for Zero Adverse Outcomes: Audit and Implementation of VTE Prophylaxis Measures at St. Peter’s Hospital.. 

- Prospective VTE prophylaxis assessment and re- assessment audit in a university teaching hospital.

- The management of cancer-associated thrombosis.

May 8, 2024 08:45

Alexion Sponsored Symposium

Joanna Large

Detecting PNH in VTE Clinics: Insights for Clinical Nurse Specialist

May 8, 2024 09:30

DOACs in extremes of body weight

Prof Raza Alikhan

Tristan Groves

May 8, 2024 10:45

VTE-SN Practicalities of DOACs with case studies: considerations when selecting a DOAC

Becs Walsh

Alexandra Butler

May 8, 2024 11:45

VTE-SN ROUND TABLE discussion on considerations when selecting a DOAC

Becs Walsh

Alexandra Butler

Please join the discussion through the event's roundtable feature.

May 8, 2024 12:00

Bayer Sponsored Symposium: VTE Extension Unravelled: Strategies for Long-Term Care

Dr Karen Breen

Emma Gee

Dr Breen and Emma Gee provide their expert opinion on strategies for long-term care in patients who may require long term anticoagulant treatment and give an overview of current VTE National and International clinical guidance in this field.

This promotional symposium has been organised and fully funded by Bayer PLC and is intended for UK heath care professionals only. Prescribing and Adverse event reporting will be available at the meeting.

RP-XAR-GB-5339  April 2024

May 8, 2024 13:15

All Wales at NTW

Andrea Croft

Sue Wooller

Tehmina Riaz

Christine Welburn

Dr Rhys Morris

Leanne Lewis

- All Wales HAT Steering Group current position

- Standards for Scanning and Reporting of DVT & PE

- Enhancing Patient & Carer Experience

- APPLE Approach to VTE Prevention in the hospital setting

May 8, 2024 13:15

Bayer Sponsored Round Table Meeting: Long-Term VTE Extension: Navigating Treatment Continuity

Dr Karen Breen

Emma Gee

Please join the discussion through the event's roundtable feature.

In this round table discussion meeting, Dr Breen and Emma Gee provide their expert opinion on strategies for navigating treatment continuity in patients who may require long term anticoagulant treatment, in line with current VTE National and International clinical guidance in this field.

This promotional round table meeting has been organised and fully funded by Bayer PLC and is intended for UK heath care professionals only. Prescribing and Adverse event reporting will be available at the meeting.

RP-XAR-GB-5339 April 2024

May 8, 2024 15:15

The PERIOD Study - learning on managing anticoagulation and menstruation

Jignesh Patel

May 8, 2024 16:15

First Kind Sponsored Symposium

Dr Indira Natarajan

Embracing innovation and update on a multi-centre randomised self-controlled trial (RCT) using the geko™ device for post stroke unmet need VTE prophylaxis

May 9, 2024 09:00

New Research in VTE

Prof Beverley Hunt OBE

Dr Daniel Horner

Dr Francine Heatley

Sarah Whittley

Dr Xavier Griffin

Sarrah Peerbux

- The GRACE trial

- The THRIVE Trials

- Updates in learning from the PETS trial 

- Updates on, ‘Thrombosis in Lower Limb Immobilisation’ study (TiLLI)

- The DIRECT Study

May 9, 2024 10:45

All Scotland at NTW

Dr Julia Anderson

Dr Catherine Bagot

Dr Colum O'Hare

Dr Robert Noble

Dr Hanan Mustafa

Dr Peter Douglas

- Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis

- Superficial Thrombophlebitis in Pregnancy - how we treat

- IVC filters, insertion, retrieval, approach and considerations on complications

- The use of MR in difficult VTE cases

- The management of thoracic outlet syndrome in patients with upper limb DVT

- The use of DOACs in cancer associated VTE 

May 9, 2024 13:30

AstraZeneca Sponsored Symposium

Dr Ander Cohen

May 9, 2024 14:45

UKCPA Symposium: Anticoagulation in Women’s Health

Katherine Stirling

Rosalind Byrne

Wendy Sunter

Zoe Van-Zuylen

This webinar will cover the use of anticoagulation in women’s specific health. Suitable for HCPs involved in caring for women or responsible for making anticoagulation recommendations, and to improve specialist understanding of the managment of anticoagulation treatment in women's health. 

The following topics will be covered:

- The management of heavy menstrual bleeding in patients taking anticoagulation.

- How to advise  women requesting contraception or HRT who have a history of VTE.

Thank you to NTW’24 Supporters
Thank you to NTW’24 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
National Thrombosis Week 2024 (NTW’24) 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 NTW’24vc 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 7 May 2024 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 NTW’24 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 NTW’24 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! National Thrombosis Week’24 vc platform will remain open 24/7 to registered attendees until 31 May 2024. 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 31 May 2024.
After 31 May, 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 NTW’24 vc platform registers attendance to any live and recorded session throughout May. When the platform closes (31 May 2024), 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! NTW’24 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.