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Outcomes from CNTR’s 2022 Consensus Conference to Implement Optimal VTE Prophylaxis in Trauma are published in several manuscripts included in the March 2023 issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The conference, held last May at the American College of Surgeons, convened about 120 stakeholders both online and virtually, with wide ranging areas of expertise and focus in injury care and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma. Participants included surgeons, orthopedists, pharmacists, trauma program leaders, nurses and others.

The goals of the conference were to promote research related to the perceived barriers to delivering timely pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis, support the development of education platforms and clinical care pathways to improve implementation of current guidelines, and develop research objectives for VTE prophylaxis in trauma.

Travel fellows Amanda L. Teichman, MD, Navpreet K Dhillon, MD, Morgan Schellenberg, MD, and Asanthi Ratnasekera, MD, led the development of four papers summarizing the results of the conference breakout sessions: Approaches for Optimizing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention in Injured Patients, Novel Therapeutic Medications for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in Trauma Patients, and Timing of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis after Injury. The March issue also includes a manuscript detailing the overall proceedings of the conference, authored by conference Co-PI’s Elliott R. Haut, PhD, MD, and Todd Costantini, MD.

To watch recordings of the conference presentations, visit the VTE Conference webpage HERE.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL 158206 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, awarded to CNTR. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.