Educational Objectives

By the end of the 3-day educational programme, the participants will be able to:

  • appreciate the epidemiological impact of thrombosis and venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • translate the knowledge from experimental research to the pathogenesis of acute and chronic VTE
  • understand the association between thrombosis and cancer, and its implications for clinical practice
  • employ imaging and laboratory findings as well as scores and prediction rules in the diagnosis of acute VTE versus chronic thromboembolic disease
  • identify the grey zones in severity assessment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • set the indications for advanced therapy in PE presenting with acute right heart failure (thrombolysis, catheter-directed treatment, circulatory support)
  • determine the appropriate management strategy in challenging cases and vulnerable patient populations
  • gain deeper insight into the modalities, duration, and possible complications of anticoagulation and antithrombotic treatment in the broader sense
  • implement guideline recommendations to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • correctly perform and interpret cardiac and vascular ultrasound as well as right heart catheterization
  • evaluate the design and interpret the statistical analysis and results of clinical trials
  • network with international experts and early-stage researchers/physicians in the field of thrombosis and thromboembolism.