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Pulmonary Embolism: What's the Risk?

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) care has dramatically evolved over the last few years, with increasingly sophisticated diagnostic strategies, novel focus on initial risk stratification, and advancement in various forms of reperfusion strategies. There has been an increased emphasis on multidisciplinary approach targeted toward improving patient-centered outcomes. Through this webinar series, the audience will learn the full spectrum of PE care, including outpatient care, risk stratification, intensive care, and complex scenarios that are encountered in day to day practice in an evidence-based manner. The goal of the educational program will enable learners to become fully confident with all aspects of PE decision making and clinical care.

Course Objectives

  • Familiarize clinicians with the latest guidelines for managing patients with VTE in different clinical settings.
  • Describe the optimal screening tools to use in assessing VTE risk based upon presenting clinical status.
  • Review the current controversies related to VTE prophylactic extension and risk/benefits to inform shared decision-making.
  • Review current evidence and recent clinical trial data highlighting current efficacy of different prophylactic treatment modalities.
  • Identify the different treatment strategies that have shown efficacy in clinical management of sub-massive and massive syndromes in PE.
  • Identify different diagnostic methods, and determine best option for case presentation.
  • Define strategies for engaging patients as members of the treatment team to enhance their involvement in role in successful outcomes.

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Item Number: 92821.3


Shari Bronsahan, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Investigator, NYU Langone Translational Lung Biology Laboratory
New York University Langone Health System
New York, NY

Parth Rali, MD
Associate Professor,
Director, TUHS PERT program
Chair, National PERT Consortium Protocol Committee
Division of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery,
Lewis Katz School of Medicine,
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA


Todd Bull, MD – Moderator
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Director Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program
Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Andrew L. Lehr, MD
Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellow '22
Chief Fellow
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY

Peter Hountras, MD
Assistant Professor Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director PERT & HHT
Boulder, CO

Lisa K. Moores MD, FCCP, MACP, FRCP
COL (Ret), MC, USA
Associate Dean for Assessment and Professional Development
Professor of Medicine
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine -- "America's Medical School"

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The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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