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 $750
Physician MEMBER Rate $650
PharmD $349
Advanced Practice Provider $349
Physician in Training Complimentary
Industry Professional $999


Wednesday, September 11


Faculty: Bushra Mina, MD, Matt Langston, Soophia Naydenov, MD; Frances Mae West, MD; Stavros Konstantinides, MD; Rachel Rosovsky, MD

Point-of-Care Echocardiography
Faculty: Frances Mae West, MD; Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD; Emily Gundert, MD; Bassel Hassouna, MD; Tamam Mohammed, MD; Soophia Nadenov, MD; David Dudzinski, MD; Oki Ishikawa, MD; James Horowitz, MD; Matthew Langston, MD; Parth Rali, MD; Bob Schainfeld, MD; Charles Grodzin, MD

Radiography: VQ & CTPA
Faculty: Brian Goshhajra, MD; Bushra Mina, MD; Alison Witkin,MD

ICU Cases
Faculty: Brandon Hooks, MD; Roy Smith, MD; Mahir Elder, MD, FSCAI, SCAI

Percutaneous Treatment
Faculty: Mona Ranade, MD; Thomas Todoran, MD

Simulated real-time PERT Case & Wrap Up
Faculty: Bushra Mina, MD; Matt Langston, MD; Soophia Naydenov, MD; Andrew Sharp, MD; Brent Keeling, MD; Jeffrey Kline, MD; Ann Gage, MD; Bushra Mina, MD; Matt Langston, MD; Frances Mae West, MD; James Horowitz, MD


CTEPH Overview
Faculty: Richard Channick, MD; Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, MD

Technical Considerations…Not as Easy as it Looks
Faculty: Shami Mahmud, MD; Zachary Steinberg, MD; J. Dawn Abbott, MD

Minimizing Risks and Managing Complications
Faculty: Kenneth Rosenfield, MD

What are the Outcomes to Measure after the Intervention…and When?
Faculty: Richard Krasuski, MD

BPA vs PH Targeted Medical Therapy for Inoperable CTEPH…A False Narrative?
Faculty: Michael Cuttica, MD

Special Patient Groups
Faculty: Daniel Schimmel, MD; Wissam Jaber, MD; Vikas Aggarwal, MD

DEBATE: Will BPA Achieve Equipoise with PTE Surgery in Treating CTEPH?
Faculty:Ada Stefanescu, MD; Hiromi Matsubura, MD; Michael Madani, MD

What Does it Take to Establish a BPA Program?  
Faculty: Riyaz Bashir, MD


Thursday, September 12

PERT International Breakfast Roundtable
Moderators: Mona Rande, MD; Mahir Elder, MD; Stavros Konstantinides, MD; Panel: Erik Klok,MD; Menno Huisman, MD; Lana Castellucci, MD; Olivier Sanchez, MD; Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MD; Beverley Hunt, MD; Hiromi Matsubura, MD; Andrew Sharp, MD

SESSION 1: Welcome and Keynote
Rachel Rosovsky, MD; Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MD

SESSION 2: Epidemiology Session
Moderators: Eleni Whatley, PhD & Gregory Piazza, MD; Faculty: Phil Wells, MD; Kenneth Rosenfield, MD; Erik Klok, MD; Maidah Yaqoob, MD
  • 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
Moderator: Bushra Mina, MD; Faculty: Tamam Mohamed, MD, Stavros Konstantinides, MD; Menno Huisman, MD; Lisa Moores, MD
  • 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
Moderator: Andrew Sharp, MD & Emily Gundert, MD; Faculty: Jay Giri, MD; Joshua Goldberg, MD; Tom Todoran, MD; Emily Gundert, MD; Mark Davies, MD; Julie Bulman, MD; Tom McGillivray, MD
  • 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


SESSION 5: Tools of the Trade for Thrombus Resolution: A Decade of PERT
Moderators: Ann Gage, MD & Kenneth Rosenfield, MD; Faculty: Eric Secemsky, MD; Peter Monteleone, MD; Maya Serhal, MD; Lana Castellucci, MD; Seth Sokol, MD; Robert Lookstein, MD; Ann Gage, MD
  • 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

Moderators: Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD; & James Horowitz, MD; Faculty: Maidah Yaqoob, MD; Juan Pulido, MD; Olivier Sanchez, MD; Frances Mae West, MD
  • 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
Moderators: Mona Ranade, MD & Charles Ross, MD; Faculty: Julie Bulman, MD; Charles Ross, MD; Robert Schainfeld, MD; Pavan Kavali, MD
  • IVC Filters
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Medical vs Endovascular
  • Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Occlusion
  • Panel
Moderators: Soophia Naydenov, MD & Charles Grodzin, MD; Faculty: Matt Langston, MD; Brendan Clark, MD; Peter Monteleone, MD; Taki Galanis, MD; Maanasi Samant, MD; Paige Castaneda, MD; Bishoy Ragheb, MD; Bushra Mina, MD; Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MD
  • 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

Moderators: Steve Pugliese, MD & Mahir Elder, MD; Faculty: Geoff Barnes, MD
  • 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
Moderators: Soophia Naydenov, MD & Terry Bowers, MD
  • Abstract 1
  • Abstract 2
  • Abstract 3
  • Q & A
SESSION 7: PE Game Show
Hosts: Erik Klok, MD & Menno Huisman, MD

Friday, September 13

SESSION 8: Welcome and Keynote
John Moriarty, MD; Rachel Rosovsky, MD

Moderators: Mona Ranade, MD & Richard Channick, MD

SESSION 10: Clinical Trials : Devices & Data, All You Need to Know
Moderators: Akhilesh Sista, MD & Amir Darki, MD; Faculty: Mona Ranade, MD; Ann Gage, MD; Amir Darki, MD; Wissam Jaber, MD; Akhilesh Sista, MD; Robert Lookstein, MD; Rachel Rosovsky, MD
  • 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
  • Panel Discussion: Where the Data Is Now and Where It is Going
SESSION 11: Post-PE Care
Richard Channick, MD; Michael Risbano, MD; Maanasi Samant, MD; Timothy Morris, MD; Tara Lech, MD
  • 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

Moderators: Josana Rodriguez-Lopez, MD & William Auger, MD; Faculty: Olivier Sanchez, MD; Timothy Fernandes, MD; Michael Madani, MD; Hiromi Matsubara, MD; Sonia Jasuja, MD
  • RPVO
  • CTE__: Complications of RPVO other than CTEPH
  • PTE
  • BPA
  • Medical management
  • Panel Discussion
Moderators: Ada Stefanescu, MD & Olivier Sanchez, MD; Faculty: Jenny Yang, MD; Gustavo Heresi, MD; Hiromi Matsubara, MD; Paul Forfia, MD
  • 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
Moderators: Robert Lookstein, MD & Parth Rali, MD; Faculty: Jonathan Paul, MD; Dania Daye, MD; Hamid Mojiban, MD; Collin Stultz, MD
  • Acute Diagnosis and Triage
  • Chatbots and Other Language Models
  • Longitudinal Patient Care Coordination
  • Future Directions / Research
  • Panel
Moderators: Joshua Goldberg, MD & Eric Lehr, MD; Facutly: Bassel Houssana, MD; Mahir Elder , MD; Zach Kon, MD
  • 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
Moderators: Brent Keeling, MD; Erik Klok, MD; Roy Smith, MD

10th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, September 14
SESSION 14: Welcome
Matthew Langston, MD

SESSION 15: Meet the Experts
Moderator: Kenneth Rosenfield, MD; Faculty: Stavros Konstantinides, MD; Erik Klok, MD; John Moriarty, MD; Andrew Sharp, MD; Rachel Rosovsky, MD; Mahir Elder, MD; Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MD; Jeffrey Kline, MD; Frances Mae West, MD; Rob Lookstein, MD; Steve Pugliese, MD; Beverley Hunt, MD; Richard Channick, MD
  • PERT from the exPERTs…Controversies and Case Challenges
  • Challenge the Experts: What is the Right Answer
  • Challenge Our Panel
  • How We Do It
  • Key Controversies and Case Challenges
SESSION 16: Medical Management
Moderators: Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MD & Rachel Rosovsky, MD & George Davis, PharmD; Faculty: Bishoy Ragheb, MD; Beverley Hunt, MD; Stephan Moll, MD; Lana Castellucci, MD; Lisa Moores, MD
  • Anticoagulation
  • Anticoagulation Duration
  • Thrombophilia pro/con
  • Thrombophilia pro/con
  • In or Out-Patient Care
  • Discussion/Panel/ Q & A
SESSION 17: Special Populations
Moderators: Stephan Moll, MD & Tara Lech, MD & George Davis, PharmD; Faculty: Beverley Hunt, MD; Elizabeth Klings, MD; Ayesha Zia, MD; Rachel Rosovsky, MD
  • 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
Moderators: James Horowitz, MD; Faculty: Nora Tabori, MD; Frances Mae West, MD; Andrew Klein, MD
  • 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

Massachusetts General Hospital  

Planning Committee
Three Column Layout
Amir Darki, MD

Amir Darki, MD

Loyola Medicine

George Davis, PharmD

George Davis, PharmD

University of Kentucky

Joshua Goldberg, MD

Joshua Goldberg, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  
Weill Cornell Medicine


Jeff Kline, MD

Emergency Medicine  
Wayne State University


Erik Klok, MD

Internal & Vascular Medicine  
Leiden University Medical Center


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

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Ayesha Zia, MD

Ayesha Zia, MD

Pediatric Hematology  
UT Southwestern School of Medicine

Symposium Faculty
First Name Last Name Credentials
J. Dawn Abbott MD
Vikas Aggarwal MD
Fionnuala Ní Áinle MD, PhD
William Auger MD
Geoff Barnes MD, MSc
Riyaz Bashir MD
Terry Bowers MD
Julia Bulman MD
Lana Castellucci MD, MSc
Richard Channick 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
Timothy 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
James Horowitz MD
Menno Huisman MD, PhD
Beverely Hunt MD, OBE
Wissam Jaber MD
Pavan Kavali MD
Brent Keeling MD
Andrew Klein MD
Jeffrey Kline MD
Elizabeth Klings MD
Erik Klok MD, PhD
Zachary Kon MD
Stavros Konstantinides MD
Richard Krasuski MD
Matthew 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
Gregory Piazza MD, MS
Steve Pugliese MD
Juan Pulido MD
Parth Rali MD
Mona Ranade MD
Michael Risbano MD
Belinda Rivera-Lebron MD, MS
Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez MD
Kenneth 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
Ayesha Zia MD, MSCS