10th Annual Pulmonary Embolism Scientific Symposium

Boston, MA Landmark

Get ready for the 10th Annual Scientific Symposium in the heart of Boston!

Join us this September and celebrate a decade of knowledge-sharing and groundbreaking discoveries, this milestone event promises enlightening discussions, cutting-edge research presentations, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

This symposium is not just a meeting—it's a celebration of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in science.

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Physician NON-MEMBER Rate $699
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PharmD $249
Advanced Practice Provider $249
Physician in Training Complimentary
Industry Professional $999

Prices Beginning May 25, 2024

Category Price
Physician NON-Member Rate $750
Physician MEMBER Rate $650
PharmD $349
Advanced Practice Provider $349
Physician in Training Complimentary
Industry Professional $999

Agenda

Wednesday, September 11

PHYSICIANS-IN-TRAINING BOOTCAMP

DIDACTIC GENERAL SESSION

STATION 1
Point-of-Care Echocardiography

STATION 2
Radiography: VQ & CTPA

STATION 3
DVT: Diagnosis, Management, Point-of-Care Compression Ultrasound

STATION 4
ICU Cases

STATION 5
Percutaneous Treatment

BPA-CTEPH ALLIANCE CONFERENCE

Welcome

Accessing the CTEPH patient for Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty
CTEPH Overview
Transition from acute to chronic CTE disease: Lesions that are amenable to BPA

Technical Considerations…Not as Easy as it Looks
Is there a “standard” approach?

Minimizing Risks and Managing complications

What are the Outcomes to measure after the Intervention…and When?

BPA vs PH Targeted Medical Therapy for Inoperable CTEPH… A False Narrative?

Special Patient Groups:
Proximal vessel CTEPH
CTEPD
Post PTE surgery

Future Directions: What more is there to learn?

Closing Remarks

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Thursday, September 12
BREAKFAST & INDUSTRY SATELLITE SESSIONS

SESSION 1: Welcome and Keynote

SESSION 2: Epidemiology Session
  • The Worldwide Weight of VTE: Incidence, Management, and Economic Costs
  • Bridging Borders: Collaborative Strategies to Combat the Global VTE Crisis
  • Evolving Paradigms in PE Riskmanagement: A Dual Focus on Recurrence and Bleeding
  • Equity in Thrombosis: Tackling Disparities in Pulmonary Embolism Treatment
  • Panel discussion

SESSION 3: Diagnosis & Risk Stratification
  • Case presentation
  • Navigating the Currents: Today’s Landscape in PE risk stratification
  • Pro: Risk Stratification for PE: Current Algorithms Fulfill Clinical Needs
  • Con: Revamping Risk Stratifcation: The Urgent Need for Improved PE Algorithm
  • Panel Discussion (Rapid fire questions in risk stratifcation, Audience questions)

SESSION 4: The times they are a-changin’ …Novel Paradigms for Identifying and Treating High Risk PE
  • What do the latest data tell us about High Risk PE and what is missing
  • Identifying “true” High Risk PE … A Tale of Three Patients
  • Debate & Case Presentiation – “Hi-Risk PERT Alert: It’s a Bad One!!"
  • Time Is of the Essence… Push That Bolus!!!
  • Let’s Cool Off with ECMO… Stabilize the Situation!
  • C’mon Folks, Get with the Program…Catheter-directed Therapy Now Reigns Supreme
  • Surgical Embolectomy…Still Forgotten?
  • Discussion and Debate

LUNCH AND INDUSTRY SATELLITE SESSIONS

SESSION 5: Tools of the Trade for Thrombus Resolution: A Decade of PERT
  • The Devil We Know: State of the State: Contemporary Trends in Device Selection Based on Utilization Data
  • The Devil We Don't Know: Limitations in Current Knowledge Base about Devices and Outcomes
  • Debate & Case Presentiation: How I Devour My Clot!: The Challenge of Device Selection
  • Keep it Simple: Just Thin It!
  • Dissovle to Resolve
  • Slice, Dice, & Lyse
  • Aspirate
  • Discussion and Debate

WORKSHOP A: ICU
  • Medical management of the failing RV after PE
  • Don’t intubate the critically ill PE patient!!! But when you have to…
  • Bedside initiation of mechanical RV support
  • Managing complications of catheter-based therapy in the ICU
  • Discussion
WORKSHOP B: VENOUS DISEASE
  • IVC Filters
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Medical vs Endovascular
  • Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Occlusion
  • Panel
WORKSHOP C: STARTING & GROWING YOUR PERT
  • Brief Overview & PERT Partners
  • Experiences from PERT in Rural/Community
  • What's Next? PERT 2.0: The Future
  • PERT After Hospital - Fast Program
  • PERT After Hospital

WORKSHOP D: PE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE™
  • Overview of PE Centers of Excellence™
  • Value Proposition of PERT / How to Sell this to Your Health System
  • Discussion and Q & A

SESSION 6: Oral Abstracts
  • Abstract 1
  • Abstract 2
  • Abstract 3
  • Q & A
SESSION 7: PE Game Show

POSTER SESSION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Friday, September 13
BREAKFAST & INDUSTRY SATELLITE SESSIONS

SESSION 8: Welcome and Keynote

SESSION 9: Live PERT Case

SESSION 10: Clinical Trials : Devices & Data, All You Need to Know
  • IDE over the Line: Completed Single arm trials (FLARE, EXTRACT, RESCUE, APEX)
  • Single arm studies: More devices and evidence on the way (Symphony, Enguld, Aventus, Akura, Innova)
  • Trials in the pipeline
  • Post Market Trials: FLAME, STRIKE PE, RESCUE-PE and RAPID-PE
  • RCTs 1: HI-PEITHO, PEITHO 3, PE-TRACT
  • RCTs 2: STORM-PE, PEERLESS, PEERLESS 2
  • Panel Discussion: Where the Data Is Now and Where It is Going
SESSION 11: Post-PE Care
  • Pathophysiology of Dyspnea after PE
  • Brief survey of available tests and is there any data– 10 min (CT, Vq, RHC, TTE)
  • Cases
  • Anticoagulation Considerations
  • Q & A
LUNCH AND INDUSTRY SATELLITE SESSIONS

SESSION 12: CTED/CTEPH MONITORING
  • RPVO
  • CTE__: Complications of RPVO other than CTEPH
  • PTE
  • BPA
  • Medical management
  • Panel Discussion
WORKSHOP E: NOT QUITE CTEPH: WHAT TO DO
  • Defining the Problem. Who are we talking about?
  • CTEPD: Watch or Intervene
  • BPA in CTEPD: What is the Experience
  • What to follow after Intervention
  • Q & A
WORKSHOP F: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • Acute Diagnosis and Triage
  • Chatbots and Other Language Models
  • Longitudinal Patient Care Coordination
  • Future Directions / Research
  • Panel
WORKSHOP G: MCS BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Case Challenge
  • Interrupting the death spiral of acute PE- How does MCS address pathophysiology
  • Proactive or reactive…When to initiate MCS?
  • The "Art" of Cannulation
  • When to extirpate and when to decannulate
  • Roundtable discussion & Q & A with additional case challenges
SESSION 13: Best Papers of the Year

10th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, September 14
SESSION 14: Welcome

SESSION 15: Meet the Experts
  • PERT from the exPERTs…Controversies and Case Challenges
  • Session 15: Challenge the Experts: What is the Right Answer
  • Challenge Our Panel
  • How We Do It
  • Key Controversies and Case Challenges
SESSION 16: Medical Management
  • Anticoagulation
  • Anticoagulation Duration
  • Thrombophilia pro/con
  • Thrombophilia pro/con
  • In or Out-Patient Care
  • Discussion/Panel/ Q & A
SESSION 17: Special Populations
  • Understanding Pulmonary Embolism in Women
  • Clotting Conundrum: Pulmonary Embolism and Sickle Cell Disease
  • More than a SOB Story: Impact of Pulmonary Embolism in Children
  • Beyond the Surface: Pulmonary Embolism in Obese Individuals
  • Q & A, Discussion
SESSION 18: Greatest Saves & Toughest Complications
  • Case 1
  • Case 2
  • Case 3
  • Q & A

Course Directors and Distinguished Faculty

Course Directors
Four Column Layout
Rich Channick, MD

Rich Channick, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care
UCLA Medical Center

Brent Keeling, MD

Brent Keeling, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  
Emory University Medical Center

Rob Lookstein, MD

Rob Lookstein, MD

Interventional Radiology   Mount Sinai Hospital


Ken Rosenfield, MD

Ken Rosenfield, MD

Interventional Cardiology  
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rachel Rosovsky, MD

Rachel Rosovsky, MD

Hematology  
Massachusetts General Hospital  

Planning Committee
Three Column Layout
Amir Darki, MD

Amir Darki, MD

Cardiology  
Loyola Medicine

George Davis, PharmD

George Davis, PharmD

University of Kentucky

Joshua Goldberg, MD

Joshua Goldberg, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  
West Chester Medical Center


“Jeff”

Jeff Kline, MD

Emergency Medicine  
Wayne State University

“Erik

Erik Klok, MD

Internal & Vascular Medicine  
Leiden University Medical Center

“Eric

Eric Lehr, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  
Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute


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Peter Monteleone, MD

Interventional Cardiology  
Ascension Seton Medical Center

Tim Morris, MD

Tim Morris, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care  
University of California San Diego Health

Soophia Naydenov, MD

Soophia Naydenov, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care  
St. Louis University


Dina Orapallo, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Dina Orapallo, MSN, AGACNP-BC

 Jefferson Vascular Center

Steve Pugliese, MD

Steve Pugliese, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Penn Medicine

Parth Rali, MD

Parth Rali, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care  
Temple Health


Maanasi Samant, MD

Maanasi Samant, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care  
Washington University St. Louis

Maidah Yaqoob, MD

Maidah Yaqoob, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care  
UCLA Medical Center

Ayesha Zia, MD

Ayesha Zia, MD

Pediatric Hematology  
UT Southwestern School of Medicine

Faculty
Symposium Faculty
First Name Last Name Credentials
Vikas Aggarwal MD
Fionnuala Ainle MD, PhD
William Auger MD
Geoff Barnes MD, MSc
Riyaz Bashir MD
Terry Bowers MD
Julia Bulman MD
Lana Castellucci MD, MSc
Rich Channick MD
Brendan Clark MD
Brendan Clark MD
Brendan Clark MD
Michael Cuttica MD
Amir Darki MD
Mark Davies MD, PhD
George Davis PharmD, BCPS
Dania Daye MD, PhD
Mahir Elder MD
Tim Fernandes MD, PhD
Paul Forfia MD
Ann Gage MD
Jay Giri MD, MPH
Charles Grodzin MD
Emily Gundert MD
Gustavo Heresi MD
Brandon Hooks DO
Jim Horowitz MD
Menno Huisman MD, PhD
Beverely Hunt MD, OBE
Wissam Jaber MD
Pavan Kavali MD
Brent Keeling MD
Andrew Klein MD
Jeff Kline MD
Elizabeth Klings MD
Erik Klok MD, PhD
Zach Kon MD
Stavros Konstantinides MD
Richard Krasuski MD
Matt Langston MD
Eric Lehr MD, PhD
Robert Lookstein MD
Michael Madani MD
Shami Mahmud MD
Hiromi Matsubara MD, PhD
Thomas McGillivray MD
Bushra Mina MD
Hamid Mojiban MD
Stephan Moll MD
Lisa Moores FCCP, MACP, FRCP
John Moriarty MD
Timothy Morris MD
Soophia Naydenov MD
Jonathan Paul MD
Greg Piazza MD, MS
Steve Pugliese MD
Juan Pulido MD
Parth Rali MD
Mona Ranade MD
Michael Risbano MD
Belinda Rivera-Lebron MD, MS
Josana Rodriguez-Lopez MD
Ken Rosenfield MD, MHCDS, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI
Rachel Rosovsky MD, MPH
Maanasi Samant MD
Olivier Sanchez MD, PhD
Robert Schainfeld DO
Eric Secemsky MD, MSc, RPVI
Maya Serhal MD
Akhilesh Sista MD
Roy Smith MD
Seth Sokol MD
Ada Stefanescu Schmidt MD
Zachary Steinberg MD
Tom Todoran MD
Phil Wells MD, MSc
Frances Mae West MD
Eleni Whatley PhD
Alison Witkin MD
Jenny Yang MD
Maidah Yaqoob MD
Ayeshia Zia MD, MSCS

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September 20 – 23, 2023 | Austin, TX

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