About the Event

Thrombosis UK welcomes you to our annual conference National Thrombosis Week conference.

Working in collaboration with VTE leads from across the UK and leading professional bodies, NTW’23 provides accredited, free education which is accessible 24/7 throughout May.

Suitable for all healthcare and allied health professionals who are seeking to extend their understanding and skills in the prevention and best management of thrombosis.

NTW’23 conference provides opportunity to learn more on:

  • Common challenges and misconceptions in VTE
  • Improving VTE prevention
  • Management of anticoagulation
  • Effective strategies supporting change and implementation
  • Interactive Case Studies and Q&A
  • Joining up pathways
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

Poster Submission

New for 2023

Invitation to submit your Poster.

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

Accepted Posters will be displayed within the NTW’23 platform and for viewing by registered attendees throughout May 2023, with opportunity questions to the lead author

Up to four submissions will be selected and invited to be presented live on Tuesday 2nd May with opportunity for discussion and Q&A from the audience.

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

National Thrombosis Week

Thrombosis UK hosts an annual awareness week that includes the hugely popular NTW’23 virtual conference. Providing free, accredited education NTW’23 also creates a learning legacy, with many of the recordings from live sessions being made available with open access on the Thrombosis UK website after the NTW’23 platform has closed.

Dedicated to raising awareness, increasing understanding and supporting research into venous thromboembolism, you can support #NationalThrombosisWeek



Misconceptions in diagnosis of VTE

Prof Beverley Hunt

May 2, 2023 09:00

The management of venous thromboembolism: Session 1

Prof Beverley Hunt

Dr Will Lester
MBChB (hons), BSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD

Sue Bacon
Quality Improvement Nurse CQUINs/VTE

Mr Baris Ozdemir
Vascular Surgery, NHS North Bristol Trust

Dr Tamara Everington
Consultant in Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Guppy

Andrea Croft

Intended for ward staff and Junior Doctors, this session will provide

both update in learning and practical ‘how to’ improve your practice in VTE prevention and management.

Run in collaboration with North Bristol NHS Hospitals Trust the morning will cover: Misconceptions in VTE: case studies; practical steps in VTE diagnosis: case studies; leading a quality improvement programme in VTE risk assessment; which DOAC, when and for whom? The role of vascular surgery in VTE: how, when and with whom.

May 2, 2023 12:30

Bayer Sponsored Symposium – Treatment and management of complex patients with VTE

Dr Waseem Khan

Dr Khan will provide his expert opinion on the management of complex patients who may require long-term anticoagulant treatment; provide an overview of current VTE National and International clinical guidance in this field.

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

PP-XAR-GB-3396   March 2023

May 2, 2023 14:00

NTW'23 Poster Presentations

Prof Simon Noble

Sue Wooller

Jessica Fernando

Dr Amany Mohamed

Dr Mevish Ul-Haq

Thomas Gruar

Edward Matthews

Questions, learning and sharing in this new to NTW session.

Invited to present by the NTW’23 review panel, this session welcomes three presentations from e-Poster authors on:

  • ‘Secondary care out-patient anticoagulation service re-design as a result of COVID pandemic.’
  • ‘Dedicated ward pharmacists improve Trust compliance when completing venous thromboembolism risk assessments.’
  • ‘A case series of the use of Andexanet in Leeds Teaching Hospitals.’
May 2, 2023 15:15

Living with VITT: survivors’ experiences

Prof Paul Bennett

Prof Bennett will look at learning that can be taken from survivors’ experience and implementing into practice.

May 2, 2023 16:10

THRomboprophylaxis in Individuals undergoing superficial endovenous treatment (THRIVE)

Sarah Whittley

VTE, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and endothermal heat-induced thrombosis are known complications of endovenous therapy and occur at a rate of up to 3.4%. The THRIVE study will investigate endovenous varicose vein interventions with pharmacological thromboprophylaxis to prevent VTE.

May 2, 2023 16:40

Prevention of Hospital Associated Venous Thromboembolism in Psychiatric Inpatients – a Survey of Current Practice within Mental Health Trusts in England

Audrey Purcell
Chief 2 Pharmacist, Saint John of God Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Michael Cheah

Dr Josie Jenkinson

May 3, 2023 09:15

VTE from a Scottish Perspective

Dr Julia Anderson
MBChB BSc(Hons) MD FRCP Edin FRCPath

Dr Catherine Bagot
Consultant Haematologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI)

Prof. Hilary Critchley

Dr Patrick Gibson

Dr Anne Armstrong

Aneesha Anand
Clinical Fellow in Acute Medicine, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian

Dr Rachel Sutherland

This session will welcome speakers addressing: uterine fibroids and venous thrombosis, obstetrics and gynaecological: case studies; anticoagulation for mechanical heart valves, the pros and cons of anticoagulation reversal agents and news of the newly launched, UK Thrombosis Research Network. Discussion and questions welcomed.

May 3, 2023 12:30

Optimising communication with patients to facilitate effective management in VTE

Dr Rachael Hunter
Clinical Psychologist, Swansea University

Dr Edward Middleton
Consultant and Clinical Director for General Medicine, Hull Royal Infirmary

‘This promotional symposium is organised and funded by the BMS/Pfizer Alliance and is intended for UK healthcare professionals only. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting will be available at the meeting’.

Job code : PP-ELI-GBR-10854  date of prep: April 2023

May 3, 2023 14:00

The management of venous thromboembolism: Session 2

Emma Gee
Nurse Consultant Thrombosis & Coagulation, Denmark Hill & PRUH

Dr Indira Natarajan

Dr Wayne Thomas

Sue Bacon
Quality Improvement Nurse CQUINs/VTE

Dr Julia Czuprynska
Haematology Consultant, King's Thrombosis Team

With opportunity to question and comment, the session includes presentations on: Duration of anticoagulation in VTE; options, considerations, and implementation of VTE in patients with acute stroke and understanding medico-legal accountability in VTE.

May 3, 2023 15:45

Resumption of Anticoagulation after a Major Bleed

Dr Jecko Thachil
Consultant Haematologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

This is an AstraZeneca sponsored promotional symposium at which AstraZeneca products will be discussed. This meeting is intended for UK healthcare professionals only.

May 4, 2023 09:00

VTE from a Welsh Perspective

Andrea Croft

Marilyn Rees

Christine Welburn

Dr Annette Snell
MBBS (hons) BSc MRCP

Emma Philips

Rhianwen Griffiths

Welcoming presentations and discussion covering: Improving thromboprophylaxis uptake; Hospital Associated Thrombosis – an all-Wales perspective; guiding patients through stopping/reducing their anticoagulation treatment and challenges of implementing completion of thromboprophylaxis risk assessments across different sites.

May 4, 2023 11:45

The geko™ device – addressing post-stroke unmet need VTE prophylaxis

Dr Indira Natarajan

May 4, 2023 13:00

UKCPA Symposium: Addressing potentially preventable hospital acquired thrombosis

Katherine Stirling

Vicky Collings

Wendy Sunter

Rosalind Byrne

Sheena Patel

May 4, 2023 14:30

Primary Care Cardiovascular Society Symposium: Overcoming challenges in early diagnosis, hormone therapy and clots

Beverley Bostock (Chair)

Dr Louise Newson

Dr Luke Wookey

Dr Matthew Fay
GP Principal, Willows Medical Practice, Bradford

Sharon Collins

This important session will consider opportunities in early identification of suspected VTE and evidence and considerations for VTE risk associated with hormone therapy.  Presentations will include, reducing the burden of missed diagnosis; VTE, HRT and risk of clots, and VTE in transgender health.

May 5, 2023 09:00

Updates in evidence and practice in the management of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)

Prof Beverley Hunt

Dr Andrew Doyle

Dr Karen Breen

Dr Karen Schreiber

Dr Peter Sommerville

This session will consider APS across challenging areas including an update on obstetrics and APS, thrombotic APS, news on the HYPATIA study and include a discussion on current management of cerebral APS, with questions and comment from the audience welcomed! studies, with opportunity for Q&As.

May 5, 2023 11:10

Reducing the VTE burden in Belfast – beyond Brexit and Cumberland sausages!

Dr Gary Benson
Director, Northern Ireland Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre

May 5, 2023 12:15

CARDINAL HEALTH SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM - Venous Thromboprophylaxis measures in the UK: best practices and clinical outcomes

Loreena Bacarro

Emma Gee
Nurse Consultant Thrombosis & Coagulation, Denmark Hill & PRUH

May 5, 2023 13:30

ThinkSono Sponsored Symposium: AI-guided point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

Dr Kerstin Nothnagel

May 5, 2023 14:10

Techdow Sponsored Symposium Low molecular weight heparins should be prescribed by their brand name

Fergus McCallum
UK registered Pharmacist

May 5, 2023 15:00

Thrombosis and rare syndromes

Prof Beverley Hunt

Mr Tet Yap
Consultant Andrological Surgeon

Prof Sahar Mansour
St Georges University Hospital

Professor David D’Cruz

This session will share insight and understanding of thrombosis in rare syndromes including: Bechet’s Syndrome and Thrombosis; Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome; Klinefelters and thrombosis and conclude with a panel discussion and Q&As.

May 5, 2023 16:40

Quality improvement on Thrombosis Management

Simon Guppy

Thank you to NTW’23 supporters
Thank you to NTW’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.

Frequently Asked Questions
National Thrombosis Week 2023 (NTW’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 NTW’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 2 May 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 National Thrombosis Week ’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 NTW’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! The National Thrombosis Week ’23 vc platform will remain open 24/7 to registered attendees until 31 May 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 31 May 2023.
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’23 vc platform registers attendance to any live and recorded session throughout May. When the platform closes (31 May 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 eight 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’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.