Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a life-threatening condition. Far too many gaps exist in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism including: lack of awareness, incomplete diagnostic assessment, and inconsistent use of surgical and medical therapies, as noted by The Canadian Respiratory Guidelines.
Immediate adequate treatment and ongoing medical professional education can greatly reduce the risk of death. Awareness of the chronic PE is crucial in early identification of patients with chronic thromboembolic disease and timely referral to a specialized Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Center.
The inaugural Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Embolism Symposium aims to focus on this important area and to close the gap in knowledge. It will be held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of imaging, diagnosis and management of pulmonary emboli from theacute, acute on chronic and chronic disease (acute to chronic and chronic disease) continuum through practical, case-based sessions.
Invited speaker, Dr. Carole Dennie MD, FRCPC, will discuss the Radiology of Acute PE. Dr. Dennie is the Head of Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and the co-director of Cardiac Radiology and MRI at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.
Experts in Acute PE, Massive, Submassive, Acute on Chronic PE, and Chronic PE will also present on topics including the Epidemiology of Acute and chronic PE, Treatment of Massive, Submassive PE and CTEPH and the patient journey in CTEPH. Register now!