Global Thrombosis Forum

The Global Thrombosis Forum (formerly Georgia Thrombosis Forum) has continued to develop innovative approaches to further education and research programs worldwide. In the past seven years, consistent with the North American Thrombosis Forum’s objectives, training, and educational initiatives, the Global Thrombosis Forum, under the leadership of Dr. Atul Laddu, has made a major impact in inspiring public sectors. In particular, GTF has been focusing on younger students to promote awareness of thrombosis and its management at various levels. Such programs have recruited talented younger scholars who have participated in educational and translational research programs and public advocacy in an exemplary fashion. Under the strong leadership of Dr. Sam Goldhaber, President of the NATF, and Dr. Atul Laddu, President and CEO of GTF, these projects will continue to expand and will provide opportunities for younger students which will be helpful in their career planning and education to become physicians and scientists to serve healthcare and biomedical research programs. 

GTF also has a close partnership with IUA on these programs. One of the major efforts and educational programs is organizing scientific symposia and meetings. For this reason, GTF and the North American Chapter of the IUA have planned annual symposia on select topics.



Global Thrombosis Forum Virtual High School Scholars’ Day
July 16, 2021
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Summer Intern presentations
Collagen Remodeling, Inflammatory Biomarkers and Fatty Acid Regulation in Understanding the Pathogenesis of Atrial Fibrillation
Sanket Gavankar

Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of endothelial lining in atrial fibrillation
Prasad Shetye

Oxidative Stress Biomarkers and Their Relevance to Fatty AcidBinding Protein (FABP) in Stage Five Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis (CKD5-HD)
Rishima Sharma

Thrombo-inflammatory biomarkers of cardiorenal syndrome in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis in
end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

Anushka Bhate

Public Perception of Current COVID-19 Vaccinations. Results of a Pilot Survey
Krishan Patel


Presentations
Cancer and VTE
Anusha Tembe, Ria Chokshi

COVID-19 Vaccines
Ashay Bongirwar, Mrunalini Ghangrekar

COVID-19 and Anticoagulation
Shivangi Ranjan, Rishi Bappanad

Direct Oral AntiCoagulants (DOAC’s)
Meghana Malempati, Roumika Patil

Posters
COVID-19 and Stroke
Mala Niverthi

Latinos and VTE
Diya Pise

Management of COVID-19
Neha Koganti
 
4th Annual BRIDGE (Beginning Researchers Involved in Discovery through Guidance and Exploration) event
June 25, 2021, virtual meeting

For the past several years, the Global Thrombosis Forum (GTF, www.gtfonline.net) has been coaching young members of the community in conducting research at various institutions such as the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences under the leadership of Shaker Mousa, PhD, MBA, FACC, FACB, the Vice Provost of Research and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research Institute at ACPHS. The fourth annual BRIDGE (Beginning Researchers Involved in Discovery through Guidance and Exploration) event was held on June 25, 2021 where the GTF high school scholars presented their research to the Faculty through posters or powerpoints.  In addition, the GTF Summer Interns also presented results from their research projects that were assigned to them by Dr. Mousa during the 5-week internships they had held with Dr. Mousa.
On June 11, 2021, Professor Pier Luigi ANTIGNANI, the President of the International Union of Angiology (IUA) warmly welcomed GTF as an associate society of the IUA. It is a big honor to GTF for being recognized as an Associate Society of the prestigious institution such as the IUA, for which the BOD of GTF wants to thank Prof. Antignani, Prof. Fareed, and Mr. Jakub Uher. The projects presented at the BRIDGE event by the GTF scholars are being published on the IUA website.

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Presentations
Cancer and VTE
Priya Ray

COVID-19 and Anticoagulation
Rashi Modey, Arya Bhanushali

Direct Oral AntiCoagulants (DOAC’s)
Rohan Pai, Tanisha Singhal

COVID-19 and Vaccines
Raina Singhal, Tejas Deodhar

Posters
COVID-19 and Stroke
Krish Sharma

Latinos and VTE
Soham Satghare

Management of COVID-19
Milind Mukkamala

Summer Intern presentations
Is there a benefit in combining anticoagulant and antiplatelet in COVID-19 treatment?
Malvika Sawant

Are there links between the surge in DVT cases and COVID-19?
Sonika Tatipalli

Heparin: Beyond Anticoagulation
Radhika Kulkarni

Heparin vs. DOACs in COVID-19
Ankita Mahajan

Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
Ananya Mahesh


Cardiovascular Symposium 2021
January 10, 2021, virtual meeting
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The Global Thrombosis Forum (formerly Georgia Thrombosis Forum) has continued to develop innovative approaches to further education and research programs worldwide. In the past seven years, consistent with the North American Thrombosis Forum’s objectives, training and educational initiatives, the Global Thrombosis Forum, under the leadership of Dr. Atul Laddu, has made a major impact in inspiring public sectors. In particular, GTF has been focusing on younger students to promote awareness of thrombosis and its management at various levels. Such programs have recruited talented young scholars who have participated in educational and translational research programs in an exemplary fashion. Under the strong leadership of Dr. Sam Goldhaber, President of the NATF and Dr. Atul Laddu, President and CEO of GTF, these projects will continue to expand and will provide opportunities for younger students which will be helpful in their career planning and education to become physicians and scientists to serve healthcare and biomedical research programs. The 2021 program is developed to include feature presentations by selected GTF scholars which will highlight thrombotic and cardiovascular diseases and their management by direct oral anticoagulants. The symposium faculty presentations will focus primarily on vascular diseases and their diagnostic and therapeutic management with reference to the observed complications in COVID-19.  
The special program on this day was the Rajan Memorial Lecture. Rajan Laddu was a founding member of the GTF and in fact was instrumental in initiation of GTF. Rajan unfortunately succumbed to an attack of PE on October 8, 2020. In acknowledgment of the late Rajan Laddu’s contributions and input in the foundation of GTF, an annual Rajan Laddu Memorial lecture has been established. Rajan has left a legacy of courage and strong will which has inspired our younger members. He will be remembered forever. This year’s presentation was given by Dr. Alfonso Tafur of North Shore hospital, Chicago.       

Direct Oral AntiCoagulants (DOAC’s)
Priya Ray, Ashay Bongirwar, Rishima Sharma

Myocardial Infarction

Neha Koganti, Ria Chokshi, Sonika Tatipalli​

Assessment of Risk of Thrombosis
Tanisha Singhal, Krish Sharma, Raina Singhal​

Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Anuj Mahajan


COVID-19 and the Heart
Amir Darki

Anticoagulants in the Management of Covid-19-Associated Thrombosis
Divya Joshi, Fakiha Sidddiqui, Jawed Fareed

Clinical Laboratory Monitoring and Assessment of Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Drugs Used for the Management of Cardiovascular Disorders

Jeanine Walenga​

Management of Myocardial Infraction
Sreeni Gangasani


Addressing Thrombosis Risk in Patients with Vascular Malformations Including CLOVES Syndrome
Alfonso J Tafur​


Second Annual PACO (Promoting Awareness of Clotting Outcomes) Foundation Symposium 2020

The Second Annual PACO Symposium was organized in a hybrid format, including virtual and live sessions, on October 17 and October 24, 2020. The events on October 17, 2020 included a presentation of 3 posters by the high school student-members of GTF. A competition was held for the poster presentations and the poster on COVID-19 and VTE won the first prize. The posters are presented here.

GTF Annual Meeting 2020
Anticoagulation in GI Tract: An update on GI disorders: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations
January 12, 2020, in Suwanee, GA

The program reflects the interest that the younger students have taken, as part of the GTF educational initiatives and the identification of a timely topic addressing the anticoagulation in the GI tract where newer advances are evident.