Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Management of Venous Thromboembolism & Hereditary Hypercoagulable States in Pregnancy

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 24, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Shannon M. Bates MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Hematology, Hematology & Thromboembolism
Discipline Director, Hematology in Laboratory Medicine
McMaster University

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Bates completed an MDCM at McGill University in 1991 and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary. She completed subspecialty training in hematology, followed by a fellowship in thromboembolism and a master's degree in health research methodology at McMaster University.

Dr. Bates joined the faculty at McMaster University in 2001. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. Between 2006 and 2012, she was the Director of McMaster University's Adult Hematology Residency Program. Currently, she serves as Director of the Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism and the Discipline Director for Hematology in Laboratory Medicine. She is the Vice Chair, Area of Focused Competency Working Group in Adult Thrombosis Medicine, for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Since 2014, she has been an Associate Editor for Thrombosis Research.

Dr. Bates' clinical practice is in clinical thromboembolism, with a focus on thrombosis issues in women. She has published 86 peer-review manuscripts (33 as first author) and given 120 invited presentations. She was lead author for the chapter examining the use of antithrombotic agents during pregnancy in the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Evidence-Based Clinical- Practice Guidelines for Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy and subsequently led the development of recently published guidelines on the prevention and treatment of obstetric-related VTE for the Anticoagulation Forum. She is the Chair of the American Society of Hematology Guideline Panel on VTE in the context of pregnancy. On January 1st 2014, she was named McMaster University's Eli Lilly Canada/May Cohen Chair in Women's Health.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Familiarize themselves with key differences in the management of venous thromboembolic disorders in the pregnant and non-pregnant patient
  2. Discuss the contribution of personal and family history and thrombophilia testing on the decision to prescribe pharmacologic thrombosis prophylaxis in the pregnant patient
  3. Discuss the impact of pregnancy and lactation on the choice of medications used in the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Hematology (Department of Medicine)

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