Wednesday, September 20

7:30am – 12:00pm
Physicians-in-Training Bootcamp
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1:00pm – 2:30pm
Annual Business Meeting

2:45pm – 4:00pm
Annual Industry Meeting

Thursday, September 21

6:45am - 8:00am
Women in PE Breakfast, sponsored by Women as One and Penumbra

6:45am - 8:00am
BPA-CTEPH Alliance Breakfast

8:00am - 8:40am
Welcome & Keynote
Drs. Brent Keeling, Beverley Hunt

8:30am - 9:30am
Epidemiology of PE, Racial and Gender Disparities
Drs. Scott Cameron, Menno Huisman, Allison Burnett, Karlyn Martin

Case Presentation
Epidemiology and Worldwide Burden of PE: Insights from Registries
Gender Based Disparities in PE Care
Race Based Disparities in PE Care
Q & A

9:30am - 10:30am
Diagnosis and Risk Stratification

Drs. Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Lindsey Morris, Scott Cameron, Ashley Prosper, Frances Mae West, David Jimenez

Case Presentation
PE Pathophysiology: What Are We Dealing With?
CT and Other Imaging in the Diagnosis: What’s New
Echo: Where Does it Fit in and What is The Role of POCUS
Risk Stratification: Refining Our Approaches
Q & A 

11:00am - 12:00pm
New Consortium Initiatives: Moving the Needle Forward
Drs. Terry Bowers, Kenneth Rosenfield, Jay Giri, Eleni Whatley, Steve Pugliese

Update on PERC/USFDA
PERT Database 2.0
USFDA Perspective on the PE Space
Centers of Excellence in PE Care: Introduction
Q & A

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Satellite sessions will be provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Penumbra, Inc., and Thrombolex

1:30 - 2:30pm

A. Why, When and How to Start a PERT - Roundtable Discussion
Drs. Richard Channick, Soophia Naydenov, Rachel Rosovsky, Charles Ross, James Horowitz, Peter Monteleone

B. Diagnostic Evaluation: Case Based Discussion
Drs. Maidah Yaqoob, Jeff Kline, Frances Mae West, Ido Weinberg
Challenges in Risk Stratification:  Role for Gestalt?
Point of Care Echo:  How to do it, What to Look For

C. ICU Considerations
Drs. Charles Grodzin, Oren Friedman, Parth Rali, Alison Witkin
General ICU Care of the Sick PE Patient: How I do it?
Pharmacologic Support: What to Give, When to Give it
Mechanical Circulatory Support: Practical Considerations Discussion

D. Centers of Excellence in PE Care: What You Should Know
Drs. Maanasi Samant, Mahir Elder, Steve Pugliese, Geoff Barnes
Why are COEs Important
Process and Criteria for COE Certification
Value Proposition in Becoming a COE Discussion

2:30 - 3:30pm
Oral Abstract Presentations
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Q & A

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Patient Perspective

4:15pm - 5:15pm
PE Game Show

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Posters & Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 22

6:30am - 7:30am
Meet The Experts

The goal of this session is to provide for an intimate, interactive discussion between participants and a multidisciplinary group of experts addressing all aspects of caring for patients with pulmonary embolism. Participants are invited to submit questions targeting PE care including, but not limited to, epidemiology, risk stratification, special populations, treatment modalities, outcomes, metrics, and research. Space is limited!
Additional Cost: $50

8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome Day 2
Drs. Rachel Rosovsky, Brent Keeling

8:30am - 9:30am
Medical Management: It's Not Always About Devices!
Drs. Roy Smith, Geno Merli, Rachel Rosovsky, Lana Castellucci

Case Presentation
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Care
Anticoagulation Options: What are The Data?
Screening for Thrombophilia: Yes, No or Maybe?
Q & A

9:30 - 10:30am
Blackhawk Down: Treating the 'Big One'
Drs. Brent Keeling, Joanna Moore, Andrew Klein, Emily Gundert, Joshua Goldberg, Stavros Konstantinides

Case Presentation
What is “High Risk”?:  Not Always Clear
MCS:  A Plumbing Lesson
Pro:  Surgical Embolectomy is the Treatment of Choice for High-Risk Patients
Con:  High Risk Patients Should be Treated Non-Surgically
Q & A

11:00am - 12:00pm
The Catheters! What Would I Choose in This Case?
Drs. John Moriarty, Nora Tabori, Mona Ranade, Eric Secemsky, Robert Lookstein

Case Presentation
Catheter Directed Thrombolysis is My Choice
Aspiration Thrombectomy is My Choice
Hybrid Approach is My Choice
On the Horizon in Catheter Technology
Q & A

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Satellite sessions will be provided by Angiodynamics, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and Inari Medical

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Clinical Trials in PE: New Data Coming Soon!
Drs. Kenneth Rosenfield, Stavros Konstantinides, Rachel Rosovsky, Mona Ranade, Wissam Jaber, Akhilesh Sista

Q & A

2:30pm - 3:30pm

E. Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty: Tips of the Trade
Drs. Sonia Jasuja, William Auger, Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Richard Krasuski, Kenneth Rosenfield
Selection of Patients for BPA
Procedural Approach
Follow up, When to Stop

F. MCS Workshop
Drs. Michael McDaniel, Jerome Crowley, Mahir Elder, Emily Gundert, Bassel Hassouna
ECMO: Who? What? When? Where?
Percutaneous Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)
Pathophysiology Justification of Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
Ideal Timing of MCS

G. It all Started in The Leg
Drs. Nora Tabori, Ido Weinberg, Robert Schainfeld, Mona Ranade, Akhilesh Sista
Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis
Clot in Transit

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Best Papers of the Year
Drs. Allison Burnett, Lisa Moores, Timothy Morris
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Q & A

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Satellite session provided by

Saturday, September 23

8:00am - 8:10am
Welcome Day 3
Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield

8:10am - 9:10am
After the Clot: What Now?
Drs. Mohamad Tamamns, Brandon Hooks, Erik Klok, Lisa Moores, Allison Burnett
Post-PE Clinic:  Why is it Important, What is Done There?
Post-PE Syndrome: What is it? How Do We Diagnose It?
Periprocedural Considerations
Anticoagulation Duration: Are Predictive Equations Useful?
Q & A

9:10am - 10:10am
CTEPH and CTED: Treatable, Under-diagnosed
Drs. Richard Channick, Sonia Jasuja, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Michael Madani, Kenneth Rosenfield, Soophia Naydenov
Epidemiology of CTEPH and CTED
Diagnostic Approach
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy: What Is It? What are the Data?
Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty: An Option for Some Patients
Medical Therapy for CTEPH/CTED
Q & A

10:30am - 11:30am
Drs. Rachel Rosovsky, Tzu-Fei Wang, Tamam Mohamad, Stephan Moll, Ayesha Zia, Elizabeth Klings
Special Populations
Sickle Cell
Q & A

11:30am - 12:30pm
Great Case! Our Most Notable Saves and Toughest Complications
Drs. Michael McDaniel, Brandon Hooks, Bushra Mina, Hillary Johnston-Cox, Pavan Kavali
Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4
Q & A

Meeting Adjourned