Pulmonary Embolism:
Challenge, Opportunity and PERT as a Vehicle for change

Friday April 27, 2018 — 6:30-7:45 am / SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions — San Diego, CA

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: 
EKOS Corporation, a BTG International Group Company

Program Overview

Day 1:
6:30 - 6:35
Welcome and Introduction — Andrew Klein, MD, Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, & Victor Tapson, MD
6:35 - 6:45
“Lung Attack”: The Unmet need of PE — Victor Tapson, MD
6:45 - 6:55
The World of Anticoagulation in PE: DOACs, Lysis and Beyond — Beau Hawkins, MD
6:55 - 7:05
Catheter based Therapies for PE: So many alternatives, how do I chose? — Andrew Klein, MD
7:05 - 7:15
CODE PE: The RV is going down! (What is massive PE and how do we treat it in 2018)? — Mahir Elder, MD
7:15 - 7:25
Quality Assurance in PE: The PERT Mandate — Wissam Jaber, MD
7:25 - 7:45
Panel Discussion
— Panelist: Andrew Klein, Victor Tapson, Thomas Tu, Mahir Elder, 
Kenneth Rosenfield, Beau Hawkins, Wissam Jaber


Beau Hawkins, MD
University of Oklahoma Medicine
Andrew Klein, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute
Kenneth Rosenfield, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wissam Jaber, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Victor Tapson, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Brent Keeling, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Mahir Elder, MD
Detroit Medical Center
Thomas Tu, MD
Baptist Health Louisville

Invited Faculty

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