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Mark your calendars, as the stage is set for the INVENT-VTE Network's 2023 Dragons' Den Competition at the ISTH Congress 2023 in Montréal, QC, Canada on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET (local time) at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Conference venue) in Room 519. 

Come watch three selected clinical investigators pitch their VTE research studies to three expert judges (Dragons) - Drs. Beverly Hunt, Jean Connors, and Sudeep Shivakumar - for a chance at a $40,000 (CAD) International Collaboration Prize!

Presenting Studies:

  1. What is the Best Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Acute Venous Thromboembolism While taking Antiplatelets? (BAT-VTE)
    Presenter: Laurent Bertoletti, MD, PhD; INNoVTE Network
  2. Prospective Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism in Children Study (PROSPECT)
    Presenter: Madhvi Rajpurkar, MD; VENUS Network 
  3. Risk Assessment Model for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Thrombosis in Cancer Patients (RAMP)
    Presenter: Hiu Lam Agnes Yuen, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA; THANZ Network


The winner of the competition will be awarded a $40,000 (CAD) International Collaboration Prize; the runner-up will be awarded a $20,000 (CAD) prize for international site expansion!

Awards will selected shortly after the event by INVENT Council but the presenters will be subject to the audience’s vote!

View the complete program here!

All members of the thrombosis / VTE community are encouraged to attend and participate in this event.

Save-the-date to take part in this unique experience and watch these fearless clinical investigators pitch their VTE research studies to the INVENT Dragons! 

Come be inspired, informed, and entertained!

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