7th Annual Pulmonary Embolism Symposium (2021)
The PERT Consortium was formed to promote best practices in Pulmonary Embolism (PE) care. By focusing solely on the entirety of PE – its etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, management approach, outcomes of specific treatments, and follow-up pathways – it is the intention of the Consortium to increase awareness of treatment options available to patients with PE, to reduce its incidence worldwide, to improve health outcomes, and to positively influence the impact of this terrible disease.
This annual 2 day, AMA PRA/ANCC‐accredited conference entitled, ”Pulmonary Embolism: What is Known, and What We Need to Know: A State of the Art and Scientific Update”, is designed for practicing clinicians who regularly care for patients with acute and chronic pulmonary embolism (PE), as well as those who are interested in studying the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, medical and interventional management, novel treatment paradigms, and outcomes of pulmonary embolism (PE). The meeting agenda has been expanded to include topics and presentations surrounding COVID-19 and the unique association of this virus with Venous Thromboembolic Disease (VTE), and specifically its impact on incidence, diagnosis and unique management strategies of Pulmonary Embolism.
The annual PERT business meeting will take place on October 14th.
This meeting will be all virtual (as of 8/25). If you have registered to attend in person, we will be contacting you to change your registration.
This program is supported by educational grants from:
- Boston Scientific
- Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
- Supported by an educational grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance
This two day course is designed to educate practicing clinicians who diagnose and/or treat patients with pulmonary embolism; academics and scientists who study pulmonary embolism.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be able to:
- Discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of PE, including how to assess the risk of patients presenting with symptoms consistent with PE.
- Identify features that define low, intermediate and high‐risk PE
- Develop a diagnostic and treatment algorithm that incorporates risk stratification and meets the specific needs of patients presenting with signs and symptoms of PE.
- Appropriately select among various treatment options for intermediate‐ and high‐risk PE patients including: anticoagulation, fibrinolysis (intravenous and catheter‐directed), extra‐corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), thrombectomy (suction and surgical), and IVC filter placement.
- Recognize the potential acute complications of PE and how to prevent and treat them.
- Develop algorithm to identify and manage long term consequences of PE, such as CTEPH and CTED; understand combination of pharmacologic and mechanical treatment options available for use in such patients.
- Describe unique patient populations with PE and their specific treatment challenges
- Discuss the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to PE management, and how to implement a PE Response Team (PERT) in their hospital.
- Identify what constitutes high quality care for PE.
- Target opportunities for quality improvement at an institutional level.
- Address thrombosis issues related to COVID-19, specifically:
- Delineate the risk of thrombosis associated with COVID-19 infection
- Characterize the various manifestations and presentations of thrombosis and VTE seen with COVID-19, including the VITT syndrome
- Identify the proper testing pathways for COVID-19 associated clotting disorders
- Specify anticoagulation regimens currently utilized to treat active thrombosis, as well as the range of therapeutics available as prophylaxis to prevent recurrence in hospitalized patients.
- Delineate proper anticoagulation strategies for hospitalized COVID-19 patients
- Define proper anticoagulation for outpatients with active or convalescent infection
- Prescribe appropriate treatment/prophylaxis after discharge of COVID-19 patients
- Define the value and benefits of the multi-disciplinary approach in the management of PE and VTE, including the PERT approach
- Establish the role of PERT in COVID-19 patient, including adjustments in the treatment paradigms necessitated by active infection
Emilly Gundert, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia/Pain Management, Division of Critical Care
Menno Huisman, MD, PhD, FESC
Professor of Medicine.
Internist in Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Department of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM
Senior Staff Hospitalist
Medical Director for Professional Development and Research
Division of Hospital Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital
John Moriarty, MD FSIR
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and PERT Consortium. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity has been provided by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education and jointly-provided by PERT Consortium.
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 15.00 ANCCBoston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 15.00 Participation
This program is supported by educational grants from:
Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Supported by an educational grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance
This program is supported by exhibits from:
Advance Practice Provider (Pharmacist, NP, RN etc.)
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Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $50 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.
Special Services / Dietary Needs
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