Annual Business Meeting of The PERT Consortium

June 21, 2018 / Nashville, TN

4th Annual Meeting of The PERT Consortium

The PERT Consortium was formed to promote best practices in Pulmonary Embolism (PE) care. By focusing solely on the entirety of PE – its etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, management approach, outcomes of specific treatments, and follow-up pathways – it is the intention of the Consortium to increase awareness of treatment options available to patients with PE, to reduce its incidence worldwide, to improve health outcomes, and to positively influence the impact of this terrible disease.

Specifically, the Consortium works to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information related to the care of patients with PE, and to advance the science of PE care by performing research, developing advanced treatment protocols, and educating clinicians and community members.

Join us the day before the symposium for a frank discussion of the past year of the Consortium, to hear the experiences of current members, and find out what the Consortium sees for the future and how we’re going to get there…together.

Program Overview

Day 1: Thursday, June 21
7:00 AM
Breakfast and Network Professional Members
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the day
Richard Channick, President Elect
“State of PERT Address—Success, Challenge, and Opportunity”
Victor Tapson, President
Membership Update/Map Building Exercise
Michelle Lanno, Executive Director
The PERT Consortium and BCRI- The Future of PERT: The Research Database
Meghan Leitao, BCRI; Robert Lookstein, Vice President
The FDA Perspective
Pablo Morales, U.S. FDA; Robert Lookstein
Financial Report/Overview
Geno Merli, Treasurer
Funding Opportunities/Corporate Advisory Committee
Kenneth Rosenfield, Past President
Governance Update/Board of Directors
Jana Montgomery, Board Chair
PERT Follow-up with ARS
PERT Education Committee
Rachel Rosovsky, Board Member
Committee Reports with brief Q & A
  • Clinical Protocols and Practice Committee
    Belinda Rivera & Michael McDaniel
  • Education Committee
    Oren Friedman & James Benenati
  • Communications Committee
    Alison Witkin & Aaron Weinberg
  • Governance Committee
    Seth Sokol & Thomas Todoran
  • Research Committee
    Geoffrey Barnes & Gustavo Heresi
12:15 PM
PERT Website Presentation
James Horowitz, Board Member
Lunch & Head to Committee Breakouts
Committee Breakouts
  1. Review of Progress
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Priorities & Goals for 2018-2019
Break-Outs by Committee
  • Research
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Governance
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Development
  1. Progress to date and future goals
    (100 Day; 6 Month; 12 Month; 24 Month)
  2. Strategic planning around interaction with
    Corporate Committee members
  3. Review of Project proposals for funding
Committee Strategic Planning Report Back
Part I: Education; Clinical Protocols
Committee Strategic Planning Report Back
Part II: Governance; Research; Development,Communications
Preview of Consortium Scientific PE Symposium
Kenneth Rosenfield
Wrap up and Next Steps
Kenneth Rosenfield & Victor Tapson
BPA for CTEPH - Working Group Meeting
“Reception with Consortium and Industry Partners”
—Reception at The Bell Tower


Victor Tapson, MD
Richard Channick, MD
President Elect
Robert Lookstein, MD, MHCDL
Vice President
Geno Merli, MD
Kenneth Rosenfield, MD
Immediate Past President
Jana Montgomery, MD
Chair, Board of Directors
John Bartholomew, MD
George Davis, PharmD
Jay Giri, MD, MPH
James Horowitz, MD
Christopher Kabrhel, MD, MPH
Brent Keeling, MD
Robert Maholic, DO
Rachel Rosovsky, MD
Charles Ross, MD
David Slosky, MD

Invited Faculty

Nashville, TN

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life.

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