NOAC Education is an independent educational initiative with the goal of supporting clinicians in providing optimal anticoagulation care.

Although non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), also called direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), 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.

Our faculty of international experts aims to bring confidence and clarity across latest developments, condensing the wealth of real-world data into concise, interactive activities in both live and enduring formats, including journal clubs and symposia. The faculty drives the direction of the programme and chairs or participates in all NOAC educational activities.

The NOAC Education initiative aims to build an engaged community of global healthcare professionals with an appetite to stay abreast of the latest advances and data, boosting the ability to provide optimal anticoagulation care.

What topics does NOAC Education cover?

At present, our programmes focus 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). As the indications for thromboprophylaxis expand, so too will the breadth of our content.

Who is it for?

Our programmes are designed for all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients who require anticoagulation. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cardiologists
  • Haematologists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Surgeons

What if I can’t join a live session?

All of our live education is recorded and archived as an interactive, enduring piece of eLearning.

Find out more about our eLearning


This independent educational activity is supported by multiple funders, please see individual journal club pages for details. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and organiser for this programme.

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 this website.

Request for financial support

PCM Scientific are actively seeking financial support to expand the educational offerings of the NOAC education site. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in providing support.