Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo-Embolism (SAVTE) Increasing awareness to one of the most serious but number one preventive diseases is the cornerstone of Saudi Arabia Venous Thrombo-Embolism (SAVTE) advisory group. SAVTE was formed on (December 2008) under the umbrella of Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) like the rest of the other groups which include Saudi Advisory for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH), Saudi Sleep Medicine Group, Thoracic Surgery Group and TB Group.
SAVTE is a non-profit, national organization and its central office is located at STS offices in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
SAVTE is devoted to increase the awareness and knowledge of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), and to facilitate advances in the treatment of affected people, as well as the routine implementation of thromboembolism prophylaxis measures among Health Care Providers within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
SAVTE will function as a “think tank” that will provide expertise to advise physicians, scientists, health authorities and the whole healthcare industry regarding medical technologies and pharmaceuticals relevant to VTE.
We have a special responsibility to disseminate knowledge and information on VTE and to conduct local lectures, workshops, symposia and medical meetings, for we believe it is through education that we hope to make a lasting impact on improving the quality of life of our people.
Fahad M Al-Hameed, MD, FCCP, FRCPC
Chairman, Saudi Association for Venous-Thrombo-Embolism (SAVTE)