Pulmonary Embolism Summit

Clinicians need to understand the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). This one-and-a-half-day summit covers current advancements and care of patients.

 

Topics include:

 

  • Practical noninvasive diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Evaluation of risk and severity of patients with PE
  • The role of a multidisciplinary pulmonary embolism response team (PERT)
  • Appropriate treatment options, such as anticoagulation strategies, indications and techniques for lysis, and mechanical or surgical thrombectomy
  • Overview of the latest imaging-assisted techniques to diagnose and treat CTEPH
  • Current treatments for CTEPH, including pulmonary thromboendartertectomy, medical therapy and pulmonary balloon angioplasty

Participants will learn from leading PE and CTEPH experts through didactic lectures, case presentations and discussions. The summit concludes with a half day of hands-on training at the state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM), where attendees can hone their skills workshops such as:

  • Thrombus removal of pulmonary emboli
  • Catheterization for DVT
  • Acute pulmonary embolism sub-xiphoid approach to right ventricle (cadaveric models)
  • Ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis
  • Cone beam for acute pulmonary embolism—making a diagnosis in the hybrid room

Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, cardiovascular imaging technologists, critical care specialists, emergency department physicians, hospitalists, pharmacists, pulmonologists, radiologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the cardiovascular specialties will benefit from this summit.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of hands-on training, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss current advancements and care of patients with PE and CTEPH
  • List the latest imaging-assisted techniques to diagnose and treat CTEPH
  • Evaluate the risk and severity of patients with PE
  • Describe the role of a multidisciplinary PERT

MEDIA

To view videos from past Pulmonary Embolism Summits, please visit our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

2019 Program

The Pulmonary Embolism Summit will be held on October 11, 2019, at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM). Please see the event registration page for more details

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Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
6670 Bertner Ave., 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

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