PCM Scientific, Cogora's CME division, developed NOAC Education as an independent educational initiative with a single, central goal: to support clinicians in providing optimal anticoagulation care for patients at risk of thromboembolism.
Although non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been available for a decade, myths surrounding their use have prevented them reaching all patients that would benefit. But with changing recommendations and new data available all the time, NOAC Education provides a reliable resource for cutting edge learning on anticoagulation.
Currently, NOAC Education focuses on three main topics:
- The use of oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation
- NOAC reversal agents
- Additional considerations in patient management, such as when surgery is indicated or when internal bleeding presents
Prophylactic anticoagulation is also being explored in conditions such as embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS) or when there is a risk of a patient developing venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Our faculty of international experts in the field of cardiology brings confidence and clarity across all of the topics covered, condensing the wealth of real-world data into concise, interactive activities.
The NOAC Education initiative, steered by Professor John Camm and the Faculty aims to build an engaged community of global healthcare professionals with an appetite to stay abreast of the latest advances and data impacting their ability to provide optimal anticoagulation care. The faculty drives the direction of the programme and chairs or participates in all NOAC educational activities. Their prestige and renown in the field is a major draw, attracting high levels of learner participation.
Our programmes are designed for all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients who require anticoagulation, including Cardiologists, Primary care physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Surgeons.
Valuable and accredited formats
The NOAC Education portal strives to address knowledge and clinical care gaps and is the perfect platform to host targeted, impactful education for the global community of HCPs involved in cardiac care. The varied formats currently include:
- Journal club webinars
- Case study videos
- Social media
Additionally, all of our live education is recorded and archived as an interactive, enduring piece of eLearning. where learners can catch-up and obtain CPD points for participation.
NOAC Education is the only ‘NOAC-dedicated’ platform, which has become a trusted brand with both an established, repeat audience, and new viewers joining all the time. The programme provides a platform for HCPs to communicate and engage and we have shown that HCPs view our content for significantly longer periods of time than on other platforms, demonstrating evidence of ‘deeper’ learning and impact.
Opportunities for growth of the NOAC Education platform over the coming year include the introduction of myth-busters animations, journal clubs revisited and a paper network.
NOAC Education is an independent educational activity supported by multiple funders, all activities are run at arm’s length from the financial supporters and all content is created by the faculty. No funder has had input into the content of the materials or presentations available on the website.
PCM Scientific is always open to additional sources of funding support to expand the educational offerings of the NOAC education site. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested.