NOAC Education is an independent educational initiative with a single, central goal: support clinicians in providing optimal anticoagulation care for patients at risk of thromboembolism.

Although non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been available for more than half a decade, fears of uncontrolled bleeding have prevented them reaching patients that would benefit most. But with changing recommendations and new data now available, what new considerations should be given in anticoagulation care? And how does a busy clinician keep abreast of this new information?

Our faculty of international experts aims to bring confidence and clarity across all of these latest developments, condensing the wealth of real-world data into concise, interactive activities in both live and enduring formats, including journal clubs and symposia.

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 antidotes (also known as specific 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). 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 at risk of ischaemic stroke. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cardiologists
  • 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 education@pcmscientific.com if you are interested in providing support.