Information for interested parties on NOACs

Dear fellows!

DUK Meeting on Non-Vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

Danube University Krems, November 1st - 5th, 2021

Altes Kloster Hainburg, December 13th - 17th, 2021

Novel non-Vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulants (NOACs) exert their effect by directly inhibiting thrombin (dabigatran) or factor Xa (rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban) which facilitate the final steps of coagulation. These agents have been developed as alternatives to Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism with increased efficacy and/or safety for some indications. Reduced bleeding complications and coagulation testing under NOAC therapy may enhance patient compliance. However, as the number patients using NOACs increases, perioperative bleeding risks and trauma-induced bleeding events under NOAC therapy increase. A good knowledge about the physiology and pathophysiology of coagulation, diagnostic possibilities and therapeutic strategies are essential to succeed in managing severe bleeding complications. In the light of this development we want to share knowledge and experiences on coagulation and haemostasis and want to discuss different approaches with laboratory specialists, haematologists, internists and anaesthesiologists.

It is a declared purpose of the meeting to provide state-of-the-art education and help improving patient care. Apart from this “hard outcome parameter”, there are relevant “soft” ones: faculty development and empowerment, bringing clinicians together, building bridges, and knitting networks for future research collaborations.


1. Your participation

It is most efficient to merge colleagues who are already involved and deeply interested in the outcome-relevant topics of Patient Blood Management and perioperative bleeding management. We invite you to bring in your expertise and skills, present your cases, and ask your burning and non-burning questions. Get actively involved during the seminar and later on during implementing the learned material at the bedside.


2. Interaction and networking

To stimulate a high degree of interaction and to give faculty and participants a chance to exchange experiences and ideas and to benefit from a optimized time management in terms of travel we have chosen hotelrooms next to the meeting rooms. Here you will have the freedom of interactions and discussions with world-known tutors starting from joint breakfast to dinner. The size of the group is intentionally small in order to enable escape from anonymity.


3. Time

Time is, without doubt, the most valuable good. Five busy days are ahead of us with a time-efficient programme, including lectures, workshop, and case discussions. Let us and our patients benefit from these days.

Online seminar series

To pass the time to autum, we invite you to our online seminar series in cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Because of the special Covid-19 situation we decided to offer online seminar series.

We continue on August 12th, 7 p.m. Vienna Time

The essence of the online seminar is to provide up-to-date education about volume therapy, volume monitoring, treatment options as well as clinical secrets in infusion therapy.

As always the academic faculty will consist of experts, who are well recognized in the scientific and medical world.

We hope that you will be interested in participating in this high quality international seminar.

Please fill in the online application form:

You will receive a conformation e-mail.

Please forward this webinar information to colleagues of you with interest in perioperative bleeding management.

We are looking forward to receiving your application for this special seminar series!

August, 12th  - Empowerment
"Lecturers Empowerment and Team Building in Hospital settings"

Dr. Konstantina Triantafyllopoulou
Scientific Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Interbalkan Medical Center
Greece - Thessaloniki

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