The National Consortium of Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams: Developing effective solutions to a devastating illness

The PERT consortium brings together clinicians who focus on pulmonary embolism to better the treatment of these patients

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3rd Annual Pulmonary Embolism Symposium

A National Continuing Professional Education Event

June 23-24, 2017

The Royal Sonesta Boston


What is Known, and What We Need to Know
State of the Art and Scientific Update

Registration Now Open


A State of the Art, and Scientific Update

New and innovative tools have emerged for the treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). These novel treatments, when considered alongside existing therapy, such as anticoagulation, systemic intravenous thrombolysis, and open surgical pulmonary embolectomy, have the potential to improve patient outcomes. However, data comparing different treatment modalities are sparse, and guidelines provide only general advice for their use.

Treatment decisions rest on clinician expertise and institutional resources. Because various medical and surgical specialties offer different perspectives and expertise, a multidisciplinary approach to patients with massive and submassive PE is required.

Four years ago, a group of physicians representing several different specialties at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) identified gaps in the awareness and management of PE and came together as the nation’s first Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) (Provias et al., 2014; Kabrhel et al. 2013; ). This team was modeled after the “rapid response” concept, which is employed in cardiac arrest, ST-elevation MI, and acute stroke scenarios. The MGH PERT was conceived on the belief that the input of experts from multiple disciplines or specialties could enhance patient access to care and improve decision-making regarding optimal PE therapy.

The MGH PERT invites you to attend Pulmonary Embolism: A State of the Art, and Scientific Update a CME Symposium sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Fireman Vascular Center and the Partners CME office from June 23-24, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Boston.