We are proud to announce that the National PERT Consortium is partnering with the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) movement, a global campaign started in 2014 focusing on increasing awareness of thrombosis and Venous Thromboembolism. WTD is recognized annually on October 13th (Robert Virchow’s birthday) and seeks to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms and evidence-based prevention and treatment. The Education Committee will help promote WTD and VTE Awareness through encouraging involvement of PERT Consortium members and member institutions in providing local, regional, or national VTE awareness presentations around October 13, 2016 including opportunities to provider awareness of PERT and pulmonary embolism.
What: World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is a collaborative global movement started in 2014 to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms and evidence-based prevention and treatment. Long term, the campaign strives to reduce unnecessary death and disability caused by VTE.
When: October 13th of each year (birthday of Rudolf Virchow)
Why: The mission of the PERT Consortium is to educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding pulmonary embolism diagnosis, treatment, and care which aligns well with the mission of the WTD Campaign. More than 400 organizations in 70 countries are participating in WTD awareness campaigns. Other partners include AHA, ASH, AC Forum, HTRS, NHLBI, etc.
How: Please fill out the form below with a description of how you will be promoting WTD at your own institution. It can be as simple as putting up posters or giving a presentation. Please send us information on what your are planning to do (or did if after Oct 13) as we need to report back to WTD on what PERT members have accomplished. Campaign materials can be found here: World Thrombosis Day