SATURDAY 18 JUNE
BREAKFAST SESSION 7
Decisions with DOAC’s: new data, old challenges
Emergency Medicine is all about decisions: what to do, what not to do and who to call. During this symposium Dr Parks will take us through some of his cases that illustrate the challenges of decision making when faced with patients who are either on a DOAC, or who need a DOAC. Dr Ho will lend his hematology expertise to the conversation, and together with your questions, an interactive session is promised. Topics the experts will cover include: new guidelines from ISTH on use of DOACs in obese patients, how covid-19 has shifted PE management to the outpatient setting, and the risk-benefit of anticoagulation in a frail falls patient who is at risk of a stroke.
Speakers: Dr James Parks, A/Prof Prahlad Ho
Speaker: Dr James Parks
Dr James Parks currently works within Western NSW LHD as the Clinical Director for the vCare critical care and transport telehealth service and as the Medical Lead for Remote In-Home Monitoring. Clinical roles include more than a decade working as an Emergency Specialist in tertiary, metropolitan and regional NSW hospitals.
Previous roles include Director of Emergency Medicine for a metropolitan non-tertiary hospital, Director of Emergency Medicine Training and the provision of medical support for remote environments, major events and aeromedical retrieval.
Special interests include development of a variety of practical multi-professional clinical and human factors training programmes and in meeting the clinical challenges of rural, remote and austere environments.
Speaker: A/Prof Prahlad Ho
Dr Prahlad Ho is originally from Singapore and graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne. He completed his haematology training at the Austin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne.
Dr Ho is currently the Divisional Director for Diagnostic and Outpatient Services & Cancer Services (Medical) at Northern Health. He was the inaugural Director of Northern Pathology Victoria and also a honorary haematologist at Alfred Health and the primary visiting haematologist at Northpark Private Hospital.
Dr Ho is actively involved in clinical research and has published in multiple international peer-reviewed journals. He completed his PhD through the University of Melbourne under a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Heart Foundation scholarship. He is currently an honorary/adjunct Senior Research Fellow at both the University of Melbourne as well as the Australian Centre of Blood Disease (ACBD), Monash University. He is the Head of the Haematology Research Unit at Northern Health and is the Principal Investigator in numerous malignant and non-malignant clinical trials. In this role, he supervises PhD and medical students as well as a number of postgraduate physician trainees His specific interest is investigating new biomarkers of thrombosis, specifically global coagulation assays.