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Acute PE is the third most common cardiovascular disease after myocardial infarction and stroke. There is emerging evidence that advances in acute treatment strategies for PE can prevent as well as treat haemodynamic collapse, recover right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, and improve survival.

For this study day we are bringing together a multidisciplinary team of experts to share their experiences of current management and future trends in acute pulmonary embolism management care.

The Surgical & Interventional Challenges are part of a running series of study days open to all medical and surgical clinicians, interventionalists, undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and medical students, and educators.

Our aims of this masterclass are to:

  • Create an interactive environment to share from each other’s clinical experience
  • Have balanced debates on current and emerging evidence
  • Provide practical hands-on experience of current devices and techniques we use for managing this condition.

In addition to learning and endeavouring to improve patient outcomes through better practices and technologies, we hope to provide an opportunity for the KHP surgical community to come together and network, develop friendships and celebrate achievements.

Refreshments and lunch: Tea, coffee and lunch will be served.

Location: The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE) and the Surgical and Interventional Engineering (SIE) Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London


Provisional programme

Morning session topics with Q&As and discussion:

  • Risk stratification in acute PE and when to escalate care
  • Management of the critically unwell PE patient
  • The role of the PE Response Team (PERT)
  • Interventional strategies in PE
  • Surgical management of PE
  • Management of concomitant iliocaval DVT

Hands on workshop including:

  • Ultrasound assisted catheter directed thrombolysis
  • Mechanical thromboaspiration
  • Iliocaval DVT management
  • ECMO cannulation

Afternoon session topics with Q&As and discussion:

  • Post PE care
  • AI algorithms in PE – current status and future developments
  • Human factors in complex scenarios

This programme may be subject to change. A final programme with speaker details will be shared in due course.

The event is co-programmed by The School of Biomedical & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS), and King's Health Partners (KHP).

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences is advancing healthcare engineering research, teaching, and entrepreneurship by bringing life-changing medical technologies to patients and clinicians faster.

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), bringing together three leading NHS Foundation Trusts – Guy's and St Thomas’ now incorporating Royal Brompton and Harefield, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley – with a globally renowned university, King’s College London.

Event details

St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH