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September 1, 2022 - The INVENT-VTE Network held its 2022 Annual Dragons' Den Competition on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at ISTH 2022 in London, UK.  Presenting in front of our INVENT Dragons and over 100 colleagues in attendance, four clinical VTE / thrombosis studies were presented for a chance at a $40,000 (CAD) International Collaboration Prize & a $20,000 runner-up prize.

  1. COBRRA 
    Comparison Of Bleeding Risk Between Rivaroxaban And Apixaban
    Dr. Lana Castellucci (Presenter)
    Colchicine To Quench The Inflammatory Response After Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Dr. Nicola Potere (Presenter)
    A Clinical Trial Of Dose-Adjusted Apixaban In Cancer Patients With Thrombocytopenia And Venous Thromboembolism
     Dr. Rushad Patell (Presenter)
  4. ROPE
    Registry-Based Randomized Trial To Determine The Role Of Oxygen In A Acute Pulmonary Embolism
    Dr. David Jimenez (Presenter) 

The network is pleased to announce that following an independent review process, the 2022 International Collaboration Prize has been awarded to Dr. Nicola Potere for the CONQUER-DVT Study :Colchicine To Quench The Inflammatory Response After Deep Vein Thrombosis.  Additionally, a $20,000 (CAD) Runner-Up Prize has been awarded Dr. Lana Castellucci for the COBRRA Study: Comparison Of Bleeding Risk Between Rivaroxaban And Apixaban, the second highest ranked study in the competition. 

The International Collaboration Prize is intended to help the project expand into multiple countries and facilitate international collaboration. The funding will permit the CONQUER-DVT to collaborate  and open the study in Canada through the CanVECTOR Network at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) with Dr. Marc Carrier and Dalhousie University (Halifax Canada) with Dr. Sudeep Shivakumar.  The study teams aims to submit to local ethic boards in September 2022.

The COBRRA Study will use the runner-up funding to expand recruitment to Ireland through the INViTE Network at three committed centres, led by Dr. Fionnuala Ni Áinle. The study is currently recruiting in 13 participating sites in Canada (CanVECTOR) and 10 participating sites in Australia (THANZ).

The INVENT-VTE Network thanks the presenters,  judges, moderator, attendees, and all involved in making this year's competition a success.! We are so thrilled to have seen such a large audience in attendance, and we hope to see you all next year in Montreal at ISTH 2023.


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