4th Annual
Pulmonary Embolism Symposium:
What is Known, and What We Need to Know

June 22-23, 2018 / Nashville, TN

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

 

Registration

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.

Required Fees

MD/DO Early Bird Registration
($395 after May 1, 2018)
$250.00
Professional from Founding/Institutional Member
or Provisional PERT Consortium Member

(Must be validated by Staff)
$150.00
Nurse/NP/PA $150.00
Fellow/Trainee $99.00
Industry Professionals $500.00

 

Program Overview

Day 1: Friday, June 22 2017
7:00-8:00 AM
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks —Christopher Kabrhel, MD
8:10–8:20
PLENARY ADDRESS: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL IMPACT
Global Impact of Venous Thromboembolic Disease & Pulmonary Embolism - Latest epidemiologic data and are we making progress or not? How can we raise awareness, "bend the PE curve", and reduce this epidemic?
8:20–8:50
SESSION I
RISK FACTORS, CLINICAL PRESENTATION, AND PREDICTIVE MODELING
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Pre-test Probability of PE: How well can we predict the presence of PE?
Detection and Recognition of PE in the ED and beyond - We can do better!
"Fool me once, but don’t fool me twice" - The many faces of PE
(Case-based presentation with Audience polling)
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
9:10–10:00
SESSION II
DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION: ADVANCES IN IMAGING, LAB, AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
Latest on CT for diagnosis and risk-stratification in PE - Routine imaging of IVC and pelvic veins or not? Upcoming role of CT Perfusion Imaging?
Echo for Detection, Management, and Risk Stratification…and is "Mobile App" imaging accurate enough?
Case challenges (cases of echos, CTA's, with unusual/ interesting/unexpected findings) - audience polling
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
10:00–10:20
BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
10:20–11:40
SESSION III
DEFINING PE SEVERITY TO TRIAGE CARE... GUIDELINES, MANAGEMENT DECISIONS AND PERTS
European Guidelines - Is this the best evidence-based approach available?
Biomarkers and clinical risk scores - How accurate/effective are they to stratify risk?
Low versus High Risk PE - Stratifying to determine best clinical pathway
(Is outpatient management safe?)
Hypoxemia in Acute Pulmonary Embolism - Pathophysiology and Influence on Management
The "IDEAL" guidelines - What data do we still need in order to create them?
PERT Debate
Pro: Team-based care increases institutional awareness and enhances care for PE patient
Con: Team-based care increases complexity, wastes resources and delays therapy
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
11:40–12:00 PM
Patient Perspective - Interview and Audience Q&A
12:00–1:15
Lunch and Sponsored Satellite Sessions
1:15–2:15
SESSION IV
ANTICOAGULATION AND SYSTEMIC THROMBOLYSIS- OPTIONS FOR SUBMASSIVE PE
Presentation of Case 1 with audience polling
Presentation of Case 2 with audience polling
Debate: Submassive PE is best treated with Anticoagulation alone...
Pro:
Con:
Treatment rendered and outcomes on Case 1 and Case 2
Update on Novel Anticoagulants - indications, dosing alternatives, outcomes, bleeding complications & reversal agents
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
2:15–3:15
SESSION V
INTERVENTIONAL CAGE MATCH: SPARRING WITH THE EXPERTS ON CHOICE OF ADVANCED THERAPY
Catheter directed lysis
Ultrasound-facilitated lysis
Penumbra
Flowtreiver
Angiovac
Angiojet
Jedi-cath and other novel treatments
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
3:15–3:45
BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
3:45–4:45
SESSION VI
KEEPING MY PATIENT ALIVE: DRILL-DOWN ON MASSIVE PE - SURGERY, CARDIOPULMONARY SUPPORT, AND NOVEL APPROACHES
IV Thrombolysis -When is this treatment of choice for Massive PE
CDT for Massive PE
Surgery for Massive PE
ECMO as a "bridge" to definitive therapy
RV Impella
Rescue after unsuccessful lysis
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
4:50–5:30
POSTER/ABSTRACT COMPETITION WITH MODERATED PRESENTATONS
5:30–7:00
Reception with Sponsors
Day 2: Saturday, June 24 2017
7:00-8:00 AM
Sponsored Satellite Sessions
6:30–8:05
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:05–9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15-9:15
SESSION VII
CHALLENGING PE PATIENT SUBSETS/PE IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS
PE in pediatric and adolescent patients
PE in the postoperative, post-trauma, and peripartum period
"Transfer PE"- Best practices for stabilization and transfer of patients with large PE or PE in transit
Management of Clot in Transit
Management of PE with large residual iliofemoral thrombosis (with or without May-thurner)
Latest on work up and management of thrombophilia in the PE patient
IVC FILTERS:
If and when: Before, during, or after management of the PE...or never?
Indication to leave the filter in, and how to make sure the others come out
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
9:15–10:15
SESSION VIII
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Breakout Session I
"After the PE" - Long Term Surveillance and Post-PE Syndromes (CTED and CTEPH)
Breakout Session II
Quality Assurance in PE Management and Future Directions in PE Research
Breakout Session III
Anticoagulation Drill Down - How long, what agents and in which patients? Best clinical and pharmacologic practices to prevent reccurrence of PE
Breakout Session IV
Complications and missed opportunities in management of PE and DVT- What was I thinking?
10:15–10:40
BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
10:40–11:10
SESSION IX
THE GREAT PE DEBATE: Anti-coagulation versus Catheter-directed Therapy for Submassive PE...DEFEND YOUR POSITION…AND YOUR HONOR!
11:10–12:00 PM
SESSION X
WHERE ARE WE NOW, WHERE DO WE WANT TO BE, HOW DO WE GET THERE?
PE Quality Mandate, Benchmarking, and PERT QA Registry
Essential Features of a PERT
Most important ongoing and future research in PE
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION - Q & A with the Experts
12:00–1:15
Lunch and Sponsored Satellite Sessions
1:30–2:45
Workshop Block 1
4 sessions
3:00–4:15
Workshop Block 2
4 sessions

Faculty

W. Brent Keeling, MD
COURSE DIRECTOR
Geno J. Merli, MD
COURSE DIRECTOR
Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, MHCDS
COURSE DIRECTOR
Victor Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCP
COURSE 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:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/PERTConsortium

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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