Berzelius symposium 93


International conference on

Thrombosis and Embolism

17-18 November 2016 in Stockholm Sweden

Organizing committee:
Md. Shahidul Islam (chair) Sweden, Marika Bajc, Sweden, Alun H. Davies, UK, Søren Hess, Denmark, Paolo Prandoni, Italy, Raveena Ravikumar, UK

This international conference will cover advances, breakthroughs and important aspects of thrombosis and embolism in the context of pathogenesis and treatment of diverse medical conditions. The scope of the conference will range from basic studies at cellular and molecular levels, through clinical manifestations and diagnostic considerations, to the treatment and follow-up of selected medical conditions. Diverse topics including clinical conditions in different patient groups and challenging clinical situations will be covered. The conference will be of interest for the beginners as well as for the experts, from scientists engaged in basic research to the bedside clinicians, in this important field of medicine.

Arranged by the Swedish Society of Medicine in cooperation
with Karolinska Institutet and supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer, Bayer AB, LEO Pharma and MSD.


When and Where? 17-18 November 2016 at the Swedish Society of Medicine, Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10 in Stockholm Sweden

Programme >>

Thursday, 17 November

07.30–09.00 Registration
09.00–09.10 Welcome addresses

09.10–12.10 Morning session

Chair: Paolo Prandoni

09.10–09.50 Bengt Zöller, Lund University, Sweden
Epidemiology of familial aggregation of venous thromboembolism

09.50–10.30 Wade S. Smith, UCSF, USA
Atrial appendage ligation for the prevention of stroke from atrial fibrillation

10.30–10.50 Coffee break

10.50–11.30 Wade S. Smith, UCSF, USA
Endovascular stroke therapy

11.30–12.10 Thomas Renné, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Revival of the contact system of coagulation: new perspectives for safe anticoagulation

12.10–13.10 Lunch

13.10–17.00 Afternoon Session

Chair: Raveena Ravikumar

13.10–13.50 Poul Henning Madsen, Vejle Hospital, Denmark
Who to test for pulmonary embolism? The view of a practicing respiratory physician

13.50–14.30 Søren Hess, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
State-of-the-art imaging in PE, e.g. SPECT/CT vs. CT angiography

14.30–15.10 Christopher Kabrhel, Harvard University, USA
The value of pulmonary embolism response team

15.10–15.30 Coffee break

15.30–16.05 Massimo Miniati, University of Florence, Italy
Pulmonary infarction: an often unrecognized clinical entity

16.05–17.00 Sam Schulman, McMaster University, Canada
Update on treatment of venous thromboembolism

18.30–21.00 Reception in the City Hall, hosted by the City and the County of Stockholm.

Friday, 17 November 2016

08.30–12.00 Morning session

Chair: Bengt Zöller

08.30–09.10 Jonathan Coutinho, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cerebral venous thrombosis

09.10–09.30 Timothy R. Smith, Harvard University, USA
High grade glioma patients: treatment options for VTE prevention

09.30–09.50 David J. Cote, Harvard University, USA
An overview of VTE in patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumors

09.50–10.30 Vlad C Radulescu, University of Kentucky, USA
Venous thromboembolism in children

10.30–10.50 Coffee break

10.50–11.20 Raveena Ravikumar, Imperial College London, U.K.
Post thrombotic syndrome

11.20–12.00 Paolo Prandoni, University of Padova, Italy
The optimal duration of anticoagulation in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–17.00 Afternoon Session

Chair: Søren Hess

13.00–13.35 Raveena Ravikumar, Imperial College London, U.K.
Catheter directed thrombolysis and Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis

13.35–14.10 Maria Boddi, University of Florence, Italy
Deep vein thrombosis in intensive care

14.10–14.55 Paolo Prandoni, University of Padova, Italy
Controversies in the management of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer

14.55–15.15 Coffee break

15.15–16.15 Sam Schulman, McMaster University, Canada
Bleeding complications and management on anticoagulant therapy

16.15–17.00 Panel discussion: questions and answers session
Moderated by Sam Schulman

(updated 17th August 2016)
More information and registration: annie.melin@sls.se

Registration form:

Registration fees

Social program, Thursday, 17 November at 7 p.m: Reception at the Stockholm City Hall. The city of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Council invite you to a buffet dinner. The Reception is free of-charge. Pre-reservation is necessary!
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Berzelius symposium 93 Thrombosis and Embolism

When & where?

17-18 November 2016 in Stockholm Sweden

Venue: The Swedish Society of Medicine, Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10 in Stockholm Sweden

Posters: You are most welcome to submit a poster abstract to the meeting.
Please register for the meeting before you send in the abstract!

Abstracts should contain a complete list of authors including degrees, affiliations and full contact information of the presenting author. The abstracts should include background, method, result and conclusion (maximum 300 words). Please send your abstracts as word files to shahidul.islam(at)ki.se

Deadline for abstract submission is 15 October 2016, but early submission is strongly recommended since we shall be able to accept only a limited number of participants. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks. 

Poster format: height 180 cm, width 70 cm

Registration: Please register on-line, here >>

Payment, cancellation, transfer of registration >>

Lunches and Coffee are included in the registration fee and will be served at the SSM.