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PE and U: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pulmonary Embolism Care
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Activity Name: PE and U: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pulmonary Embolism Care
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This course explores the most challenging management problems that clinicians face when treating patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and the complications of this important and potentially fatal condition. Distinguished faculty from multiple specialties (pulmonary/critical care, cardiology, interventional radiology, emergency medicine, anesthesia/critical care, thoracic surgery, and hematology/oncology) will present current information in the areas of pulmonary embolism pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, risk stratification, medical and interventional management, novel treatments, outcomes, and complications. The conference also emphasizes interaction between participants and faculty and allows ample time for case presentations and group panel discussions with a specific emphasis on the practicalities of forming a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). The combination of didactics with a virtual PERT meeting ensures an outstanding interactive educational experience for attendees.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand key aspects of the latest advances in the pathophysiology, risk factors, and diagnosis of PE
  • Utilize echocardiogram and other imaging modalities in the evaluation of patients with suspected and confirmed PE
  • Risk stratify patients into low-risk, submassive, and massive PE categories to better identify populations that are high risk for morbidity and mortality from their PE
  • Manage patients with both low-risk and high-risk PE with a variety of treatment options, including anticoagulation, medical and interventional lysis strategies, and surgical therapies
  • Recognize the potential short-term and long-term complications from PE and how to prevent and treat them
  • Highlight unique patient populations with PE and their specific treatment challenges
  • Promote and enhance coordinated multidisciplinary care of PE patients with a specific focus on the use of PERT teams
Location Information
Meeting Location: UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Meeting Location URL:
Location Address: 425 Westwood Plaza
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90095
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 11/17/2018
End Date: 11/17/2018
  • $150 Physicians
  • $50 Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
  • $50 Fellows, Residents
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 7.75
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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