Program Overview

The University of Utah Health Care Thrombosis Service, in cooperation with Intermountain Health Care Department of Medicine, hosted the second Biennial Thrombosis WEST and Western Regional Thrombosis Symposium on April 26 and 27, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2012 Highlights:

  • ACCP Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic (AT9) Guideline Updates (Released in February 2012!) AT9 guideline lead authors and editors will cover what you need to know to ensure patient safety.
  • The Changing Clinical Landscape: New Anticoagulant Agents—understand appropriate patient selection, new drug pharmacokinetics, interpretation of coagulation assays, peri-procedural management, and approach to the bleeding patient.
  • Consult with Regional and National Experts—focus on special populations, cancer, and HIT patient, as well as women-specific issues in thrombosis.
  • Foster Collaboration Among Regional Peers—expand your regional contact base by networking with peers to improve patient care and public health specific to thrombotic diseases.

Please contact Kim Mahoney with any questions -
Phone: (801) 213-2397

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Presentation Lectures:
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The 2nd Biennial Western Regional Thrombosis Symposium has been developed to increase knowledge, enhance competence and improve performance—with the ultimate goal of improving patient care—of health professionals who manage patients with or at risk of thrombotic disorders from throughout the Intermountain West Eastern Arizona, Western Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming).

This 1-day multidisciplinary accredited live conference welcomes international and regionally renowned clinical experts to provide evidence-based and guideline recommended strategies in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thrombotic events. Educational outreach is maximized by utilizing the Utah Telehealth Network’s ( established 47-member network of health care systems and independent clinics from throughout the region, ranging from rural clinics to large-scale urban hospitals.

What makes WRTS2012 so special?

In the spirit of collaborative advancement of thrombosis treatment and prevention in the intermountain west, The University of Utah Health Care Thrombosis Service and Intermountain Health Care Department of Medicine have developed a joint planning committee to ensure that this unique conference is geared to the specific needs of regional multidisciplinary professionals who specialize in thrombosis treatment and prevention.

Unprecedented opportunity to meet, network, and exchange ideas with experts and peers from throughout the Western United States, representing all disciplines - community and hospital-based physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, administrators, and allied health professionals.

Practical, in-depth workshops and didactic seminars on a broad range of topics covering all aspects of arterial and venous thrombosis, from the most current scientific developments in anticoagulant therapy to practical clinical issues faced every day.

Our renowned speakers will expand your working knowledge, help solidify understanding of current guidelines and peer-reviewed research, and inspire you to renew your commitment to patient care.

All sessions have been structured to allow ample time for dialogue, questions, and thoughtful interaction with speakers and fellow participants.

Utah in May—red rock spectacular!!

Robert C. Pendleton, MD

Course Director, WRTS 2010/2012
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah Health Care Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Scott M. Stevens, MD

Course Director, WRTS 2010/2012
University of Utah School of Medicine
Intermountain Medical Center
Murray, Utah

Sara R. Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS

Course Director, WRTS 2010/2012
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah Health Care Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah