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ACE Series: Optimizing the Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

By January 8, 2020No Comments




Thursday 20th February – 13:30 – 14:30 hours

Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building, Little France

Chair: – Matthew Reed


Kerstin de Wit

Emergency and Thrombosis Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences;

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,

McMaster University, Canada

‘Optimizing the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism’


Dr de Wit trained in Medicine in the Southeast of Scotland and then Emergency Medicine in Manchester. She completed her MD studying the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department with the University of Manchester and an MSc in Epidemiology with the University of Ottawa. She has lived in Canada since 2010 where she trained in Thrombosis Medicine and works clinically in the emergency department and thrombosis service in Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario. She is an Assistant Professor in McMaster University where she leads a research program in emergency medicine research which focuses on diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, prescription of anticoagulation and diagnosis of intracranial bleeding. She is second author on a recent New England Journal of Medicine publication which validated using pretest probability graduated D-dimer for pulmonary embolism diagnosis. She leads a North American CIHR funded multicentre study on diagnosis of intracranial bleeding in older adults who present to the emergency department after a fall.




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