Pulmonary Embolism:
Crisis and Opportunity

Monday March 5, 2018 — 5:30-6:30 pm / CRT18 — Washington, DC

Pulmonary Embolism:
Crisis and Opportunity

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.  Recently, many novel strategies and tools have emerged to advance the treatment of patients with high-risk PEs.  Despite these advances, the mortality rate for these patients remains high.  To address this crisis, Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERTs) have developed around the nation with the goal of improving outcomes of patients with PE.



Sponsored by: The PERT Consortium

Supported by: 
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
EKOS Corporation, a BTG International Group Company

Program Overview

Day 1:
Welcome — Kenneth Rosenfield
PE: Washington, We Have a Problem — Rachel Rosovsky
PE Treatment: Drugs, Catheters and Beyond—Christopher Barnett
Filling the Evidence Gap — Jay Giri
PERT: The Vehicle for Change and Commentary with FDA Perspective — Kenneth Rosenfield & Jose Pablo Morales
Panel Discussion
— Facilitator: Michael Jaff
Panelist: Christopher Barnett, Jay Giri, Ehtisham Mahmud, Jose Pablo Morales, Kenneth Rosenfield, Rachel Rosovsky, Saher Sabri


Christopher Barnett, MD
Jay Giri, MD, MPH
Michael Jaff
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD
Jose Pablo Morales, MD
Kenneth Rosenfield
Rachel Rosovsky, MD
Saher Sabri, MD


CRT is one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences. This conference takes place in Washington, DC every year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. CRT gives attendees a great opportunity to share ideas and knowledge, collaborate on interventional cardiology solutions, receive interventional cardiology training and network with other professionals. Our interventional cardiology conference features focused educational and training sessions that discuss new trial data, explore evidence-based research, and demonstrate the most up-to-date techniques that can be directly applied to clinical and academic practices.

With over 2,500 attendees, the CRT conference continues to be a leading boutique meeting for endovascular and interventional cardiology professionals. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute supports CRT as a forum for physician and health care professional education about new cardiovascular technology and interventional procedures in the field. This interventional cardiology training event consists of four value-packed days with keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, symposia, poster sessions, and discussions with thought leaders in interventional and structural cardiology.

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