Regular workshop for doctors “Antiplatelet Agents in General Practice”
Regular workshop for doctors “Antiplatelet Agents in General Practice” organized by the National Scientific Society Inflammation was held on March 15, 2014 in Moscow with the support of Lancet.
The purpose of the cycle of scientific activities in the educational program of the section “Hemostasis” was to make scientific advances in the field of antithrombotic therapy an everyday tool in the hands of a modern doctor.
More than 130 people from 5 regions of Russia took part in the event. The doctors from the FSBI «Central Clinical Hospital and Out-Patient Hospital» of the Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation, clinic number 1 and number 3 of the Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation attended the workshop. The event saw brilliant presentations by the Professors of the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, Federal Scientific Clinical Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Cardiology Research-and-Production Complex named after A.L. Myasnikov, as well as a lecturer of the University of Pécs, Hungary. They discussed topical issues of antithrombotic therapy within one day.
Much attention was paid to the scientific program of the individual efficiency of the antiplatelet therapy, ‘gold standard’ therapy for patients having suffered heart attacks and strokes. Speakers emphasized the need for objective assessment of antithrombotic medicines for each patient, because the lack of effectiveness of those increases the risk of reinfarctions, stent thrombosis and other ischemic complications. An important point noted by speakers was the predictive value of testing with VerifyNow for this challenging group of patients. The device allows determining in rapid test mode, how effective each of the ‘gold standard’ medicines is, and adjust the therapy in time.
Briefly on the National Scientific Society Inflammation: the aim of the Society is to increase public interest in the problem of inflammation, promotion of modern knowledge in this area, sharing those among doctors and scientists of different specialties, organization of joint research and contacts with Western experts. Further information is available at: www.inflammation.ru