Overview

This meeting is free to attend however you must register in order to obtain the link to attend the virtual conference.

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).

For the first time, in 2020 this annual event will be conducted virtually spanning two days. The meeting agenda has been expanded to include topics and presentations surrounding COVID-19 and the unique association of this novel virus with Venous Thromboembolic Diease (VTE), and specifically its impact on incidence and management of Pulmonary Embolism.

Learn more about the PERT Consortium at https://pertconsortium.org/

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Speakers

Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM


Senior Staff Hospitalist Medical Director for Professional Development and Research Division of Hospital Medicine Henry Ford Hospital
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Parth Rali, MD


Director, Temple Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
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Giancarlo Agnelli


Professore di Medicina Interna, Università di Perugia Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Internal Medicine Direttore Medicina Interna, Vascolare e d'Urgenza - Stroke Unit Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia
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Michael McDaniel, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology Emory University School of Medicine Director Cardiac Cath Lab, Grady Memorial Hospital
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Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, MD


Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboembolic Disease Program Director, HHT Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Susan Smyth, MD PhD, FACC, FAHA


Jeff Gill Professor and Chief | Cardiology Director | Gill Heart and Vascular Institute University of Kentucky
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Brent Keeling, MD


Associate Professor Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Emory University Grady Memorial Hospital
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Oisin O'Corragain, MD


Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineTemple University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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Philip Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc


Full Professor, Chair and Chief, Department of Medicine The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and The Ottawa Hospital Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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Charles B. Ross, MD, FACS, DFSVS


Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Services Co-director. Level I Cardiovascular Emergency Program Piedmont Heart Institute Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Atlanta, Georgia
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John C. Gurley, MD


Director, Structural Heart Program University of Kentucky Healthcare
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John Fanikos, MBA, RPh


Executive Director of Pharmacy Services Brigham and Women’s Hospital Adjunct Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, Massachusetts
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Sara Hegab, MD


Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program Medical Director, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Jay Giri, MD, MPH


Director, Peripheral Intervention Associate Director, Penn Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality & Evaluative Research Center Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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Richard Channick, MD


Director, Acute and Chronic Thromboembolic Disease Program Professor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Los Angeles, CA
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Robert Eberhardt, MD



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Tim Morris, MD, FCCP


Professor of Medicine Clinical Service Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Medical Director, Respiratory Care Department Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory UC San Diego
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Rachel Rosovsky, MD, MPH


Director of Thrombosis Research, Department of Hematology Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
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Suhail Dohad, MD


Vascular and Cardiac Interventionalist Vice Clinical Chief of Cardiology Medical Director Aortic Disease Director of Ischemic Limb Disease Program Interventional Cardiology Cedars Sinai Heart Institute
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Frederikus A (Erik) Klok, MD PhD


Internist vascular medicine Specialist, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. Visiting Professor, Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Mainz, Germany.
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Alison Witkin, MD


Associate Director, MGH Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy Program Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Massachusetts General Hospital
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Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, MSC


Section Head Vascular Medicine and Intervention Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Massachusetts
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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
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Keith Sterling, MD, FSIR


Chair, Medical Affairs Council Inova Health System Chief, Department of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology Inova Alexandria Hospital
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Gregory Piazza, MD, MS


Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Division Brigham and Women's Hospital Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
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Terry R. Bowers , MD, FACC, FSVM


Director, Vascular Medicine Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak and Troy Founder and Director, PERT, Beaumont Health Assistant Professor of Medicine OUWB School of Medicine
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Ido Weinberg, MD MSc FSVM


Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Medical Director, VASCORE Co-Medical Director, Anticoagulation Management Services Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
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Christina Fanola, MD, MSC


Vascular Cardiologist University of Minnesota Physicians
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Brett Carroll, MD, RPVI


Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Section of Vascular Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Lindsay Lief, MD


Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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William Auger, MD


Faculty Temple University, Philadelphia
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Irene Lang, MD


Professor of Vascular Biology Department of Cardiology AKH-Vienna, Medical University of Vienna AUSTRIA
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Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MS, FCCP


Director, Acute and Chronic Thromboembolism Program Associate Professor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
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Jean M. Connors, MD


Medical Director, Hemostatic Antithrombotic Stewardship Medical Director, Anticoagulation Management Services Hematology Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Jeffrey Kline, MD


Vice Chair of Research Department of Emergency Medicine Eskenazi Professor, of Emergency Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Editor-In-Chief, Academic Emergency Medicine
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Robert Maholic, DO, FACC, FSVM


Interventional Cardiologist UPMC-Hamot, Erie, PA
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Emily Gundert, MD FAAEM


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor of Anesthesia/Pain Management, Division of Critical Care UT Southwestern
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Oren Friedman, MD


Associate Director Cardiac-Surgery Intensive Care Unit Smidt Heart Institute Cedars-Sinai Hospital Los Angeles, California
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Andrew Klein, M.D., FACC, FSCAI


Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular/Vascular Medicine Piedmont Heart Institute Atlanta, GA
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Robert Lookstein, MD MHCDL FSIR FAHA FSVM


PERT Symposium Co-Chair Professor of Radiology and Surgery Vice Chair, Interventional Services Medical Director, Supply Chain Mount Sinai Health System New York, NY
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Bruce Davidson, MD MPH


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Providence Health System, Seattle WA Formerly Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
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Stavros Konstantinides, MD, PhD, FESC, FRCP(Glasg)


Professor, Clinical Trials, and Medical Director Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Geno Merli, MD, MACP, FHM, FSVM


Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Jefferson Medical College Co-Director Jefferson Vascular Center Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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Soophia Naydenov, MD, FCCP


Associate Professor of Medicine Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division SSM Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis, Missouri
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James Douketis, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP


Staff Physician, Vascular Medicine and General Internal Medicine St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Professor of Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, ON Canada
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Aaron Weinberg, MD MPhil


Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Internal Medicine Director of Program Development and Clinical Research Carbon Health San Francisco, California
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John Moriarty, MD FSIR


Program Director Interventional Radiology UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
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Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, RPVI, FACC, FSCAI, FSCVM


Director | Vascular Intervention | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Director | Vascular Research | Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Assistant Professor of Medicine | Harvard Medical School
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Wissam Jaber, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Emory University Hospital
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David Jimenez, MD, PhD, FERS


Head Respiratory Department Hospital Ramon y Cajal and Universidad de Alcala IRYCIS Madrid Spain
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Victor Tapson, MD


PERT Symposium Co-Chair Director, Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program Associate Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California
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Deepa Gopalan, MRCP, FRCR


Consultant Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College London & Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom Academic Associate, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
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Timothy M. Fernandes, MD, MPH


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Pulmonary Vascular Medicine University of California, San Diego
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Frances Mae West, MD, MS, FACP


Assistant Professor of Medicine Associate Program Director – Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Co-Program Director – Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship The Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute Jefferson Health & National Jewish Health
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Scott Cameron, MD, PHD


Section Head of Vascular Medicine Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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Zhenguo Zhai, MD, PhD


Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China. National Clinical Research Center of Respiratory Diseases; Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
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Hooman Poor, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Sabine Eichinger, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine Medical University Hospital of Vienna, Austria
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Fabio H. Rossi, MD


Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Dante Pazzanese Sao Paulo - Brazil
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Joshua Goldberg, MD


Cardiothoracic Surgeon Surgical Director, Transcatheter Valve and Aortic Surgery Director, Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Research Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
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Abimbola Faloye, MD, FASE, FASA


Director, Mentor ME Mentoring Program Division Director Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
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Charles Grodzin, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine Medical Director Department of Respiratory Care Emory University
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Brandon Hooks, DO, FCCP, FACOI


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Staff Physician Physician Champion PERT Ascension Borgess Hospital Clinical Professor of Medicine Western Michigan University School of Medicine
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George Davis, PharmD BCPS


Antithrombosis Stewardship Program Coordinator, Medication Safety, Utilization & Value, UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services Adjunct Professor, UK College of Pharmacy UK HealthCare Gill Heart and Vascular Institute University of Kentucky Lexington KY
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Matthew Langston, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine, AECOM Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit Pulmonary/Critical Care, Jacobi Medical Center Bronx, NY
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Geoffrey Barnes , MD, MSc


Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Vascular and Cardiovascular Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
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Shannon M. Bates, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC


Professor and Director of Hematology and Thromboembolism McMaster University
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James Horowitz


Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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Christopher Kabrhel, MD MPH


Director, Center for Vascular Emergencies Department of Emergency Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Omar M. Lattouf , MD PHD FACC FACS


Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital Emeritus Professor of Surgery / Cardiothoracic Emory University President, International Federation of Healthcare Thought Leaders President, U-Beyond Mentorship Chair, NAAMA Foundation
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Accreditation

PHYSICIANS

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 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES

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.

This educational activity has been provided by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education and jointly‐provided by PERT Consortium.

Contact Hours: 9.33 of which 3.25 is eligible for pharmacology credit.