Membership to the PERT Consortium

Membership Types

There are two basic membership types for the PERT Consortium, Institutional and Professional:

Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership is available to those hospitals or systems that have a functioning multidisciplinary PERT. Member institutions must pay annual dues of $2,500 to join and maintain membership in the Consortium. Institutions that are considering starting a PERT or are in the beginning stages, may join as a Provisional Member for up to one year before paying the full fee.

Professional

Professional Membership is available to those health care professionals that are part of the PERT at a member institution. The membership dues for Professionals are incorporated in the fee from the Member Institution.

Benefits of Membership

Membership Includes
How This Benefits You
National Participation

Participation in the development of national standards and guidelines for treatment of pulmonary embolism to optimize patient care and outcomes

Certification

Certification of practitioners, technologists and others as members of a PERT

Clinical Tools

Clinical practice tools for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism

Research

Ability to submit research proposals to utilize the PERT Consortium Registry for data analysis, abstracts and manuscripts

Access

Preferred access to participate in clinical trials coordinated by the National PERT Consortium

Professional CME
  1. Annual training program for PERT Consortium members and technicians
  2. CME workshops, courses, and webinars—Potential discounts for members of the Consortium
Educational Materials
  1. Access to Consortium Newsletter and possible journal
  2. Scientific publications and guidelines
  3. Slide sets from Education Committee and from scientific meetings to review and use for local educational programs and events
Membership Includes
How This Benefits You
Formal Recognition

Recognition as member of the National PERT Consortium on website and other relevant publications and announcements

Access to Data

Participation in National PERT Consortium database and registry

Collation of National Outcomes Data of PERT Consortium member institutions (PERT Consortium Registry)

  1. Benchmark reports/dashboards from PERT Consortium Registry Database to compare member institution’s performance with local, regional and national metrics
  2. Performance feedback to better identify opportunities for quality improvement initiatives

Access to Consortium registry database for research initiatives

Access to Protocols and Algorithms

Exchange of best practices for the development and implementation of PERT and treatment of pulmonary embolism

Opportunity for participation in guidelines and best practices documents

Educational Materials and Programming

Access to educational programs and materials produced by the Consortium

Participation in educational events, co-sponsored by the Consortium if desired

Hospital Recognition

Recognition for achievement of benchmarked standards

Competitive Advantage to local and regional marketplace
  1. Permission for institutional members to publicize their participation in the National PERT Consortium
  2. Ability to use Logo of the National PERT Consortium on letterhead and other materials
National Recognition

Institutions that choose to be designated as founding members will be so recognized by the National PERT on all the official correspondences “in perpetuity”

Advocacy

Recognition from Consortium as advocate on behalf of patients with pulmonary embolism

  1. Potential collaboration endorsing societies (e.g. ACC, AHA, SVM, SCAI, SIR, others)
  2. Engagement with local and national government agencies to recognize PERT Consortium Involvement
Membership Includes
How This Benefits You
Community Engagement

Inclusion into the growing national and international PERT community

PERT Development Assistance

Access to established/active PERTs for guidance in the development of a PERT at the Member institution

PERT Consortium Committees

Participate in consortium committees. May not serve as Committee Chairs.