Pulmonary Embolism Symposium:
What is Known, and What We Need to Know
4th Annual Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Symposium
This annual two day AMA PRA/ANCC-accredited conference entitled, Pulmonary Embolism: What is Known, and What We Need to Know: A State of the Art and Scientific Update’, is designed for practicing clinicians who regularly care for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), as well as those who are interested in studying the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, medical and interventional management, novel treatment paradigms, and outcomes of PE
Many would say that, when it comes to PE, we have an international crisis, given the prevalence of this disease, its enormous impact, and the relative lack of progress in its management. In fact, in 2008, the Surgeon General issued a “Call to Action” to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of PE. Therefore, the purpose of this symposium is to improve the understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of PE by educating our medical colleagues through a series of lectures and interactive discussions with thought leaders in the field.
Specifically, the goals of this Annual Scientific Symposium are:
- To educate the medical community on the latest advances in the diagnosis, risk stratification and treatment of PE.
- To explore the science behind PE diagnosis and treatment share knowledge regarding PE management.
- To provide a forum for presentation of novel approaches to PE management, as they arise.
- To recognize the potential complications from PE and how to prevent and treat them.
- To highlight unique patient populations and their specific treatment challenges.
- To promote and enhance coordinated, multidisciplinary care of PE patients.
- To explore opportunities for quality improvement in PE management
Please click the link above to register for the meeting. In order to register, you will first have to create an account with the Boston University CME office and then proceed to sign up for the event.
|MD/DO Early Bird Registration
($395 after May 1, 2018)
|Professional from Founding/Institutional Member
or Provisional PERT Consortium Member
(Must be validated by Staff)
PE EPIDEMIOLOGY & GLOBAL IMPACT, CLINICAL PRESENTATION & PREDICTIVE MODELING
- Key clues on physical exam suggesting the diagnosis of PE
-”Fool me once, but don’t fool me twice”—The many faces of PE (Case-based presentation with Audience polling)
DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION: ADVANCES IN IMAGING, LAB, AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
(Echos, CTA’s, with Unexpected Findings)
DEFINING PE SEVERITY TO TRIAGE CARE... GUIDELINES, MANAGEMENT DECISIONS AND PERTS
Pro: Team-based care increases institutional awareness and enhances care for PE patients
Con: Team-based care increases complexity, wastes resources and delays therapy
ANTI-COAGULATION UPDATE: CONTROVERSY AND PROGRESS
Pro: Intermediate High-risk Submassive PE is best treated with anticoagulation alone!
Con: Intermediate High-risk Submassive PE is best treated with systemic or catheter-directed thrombolysis!
“After the PE”: Long Term Surveillance and Post-PE Syndromes (CTED and CTEPH)
Quality Assurance In PE Treatment: Benchmarking Outcomes with a QA Program
Practical Guide to Anticoagulation: What agents, how long, and in which patients… What you need to know!
What was I thinking?
Complications and missed opportunities in management of PE and VTE cases
INTERVENTIONAL BATTLE ROYALE: SPARRING WITH THE EXPERTS ON CHOICE OF ADVANCED CATHETER-BASED THERAPY
Moderator: Rachel Rosovsky, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Aaron Weinberg, Alison Witkin
SYMPOSIUM ON MASSIVE PE - SURGERY, CARDIOPULMONARY SUPPORT, AND CRITICAL CARE
BEST PRACTICE FOR PE MANAGEMENT: CONTROVERSIES AND CONUNDRUMS
Pro: IVC Filters can be lifesaving and should be used more routinely in PE patients
Con: IVC Filters are not indicated and should almost never be implanted
“DEEP DIVE” PEER-TO-PEER SESSIONS & HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
DVT and IVC Filter — Hands-on device workshop
Challenging Patient Subsets - Part 1:
PE in pregnancy, cancer patients, hemophila patients, and more
Latest In CTEPH Management - Surgery and BPA
Invasive Management & Hemodynamic Support in Massive Pe
—Hands on device workshop
Case Presentation & Discussion with Experts
THE PE RESEARCH MANDATE: FILLING THE EVIDENCE GAP
“DEEP DIVE” PEER-TO-PEER SESSIONS & HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Social Media, PERT Apps, and more: Tools to inform patients and help me manage PE
Outpatient Management Of Low Risk PE:
Algorithms for successful treatment and prevention of recurrence
Advanced Thrombectomy Hands-On Device Workshop:
How to use these devices most effectively and safely
Challenging Patient Subsets- Part 2:
Case-based approach for patients at high risk for bleeding - Neuro, Post-op, Trauma, and Thrombocytopenic Patients
W. Brent Keeling, MDCOURSE DIRECTOR
Geno J. Merli, MDCOURSE DIRECTOR
Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, MHCDSCOURSE DIRECTOR
Victor Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCPCOURSE DIRECTOR
Hotel Booking & Visiting Nashville
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219
To secure accommodations and receive the negotiated special guest rate at the official conference hotel, please reserve by June 4, 2018. To make your reservations, you can book online using the following hotel website link:
Or, if you prefer, you can also contact Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown reservations at 1-888-627-8565 or the hotel directly at 615-259-2000.
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