Highlights from the I international symposium of thrombosis and anticoagulation in internal medicine, October 23-25, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The importance of thrombosis and anticoagulation in clinical practice is rooted firmly in several fundamental constructs that can be applied both broadly and globally. Awareness and the appropriate use of anticoagulant therapy remain the keys to prevention and treatment. However, to assure maximal efficacy and safety, the clinician must, according to the available evidence, choose the right drug, at the right dose, for the right patient, under the right indication, and for the right duration of time. The first International Symposium of Thrombosis and Anticoagulation in Internal Medicine was a scientific program developed by clinicians for clinicians. The primary objective of the meeting was to educate, motivate and inspire internists, cardiologists and hematologists by convening national and international visionaries, thought-leaders and dedicated clinician-scientists in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This article is a focused summary of the symposium proceedings.
Lopes, RD; Becker, RC; Garcia, D; Hylek, EM; Granger, CB; Lourenço, DM; Nader, HB; Maffei, FHA; Cesena, FHY; Nicolau, JC; Timmerman, A; Rocha, AT; de Paiva, EF; Guimaraes, HP; Carvalho, AC; D'Amico, EA; Moreira-Filho, CA; Aldrighi, JM; Lopes, AC
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