Masterclass in pulmonary embolism

Organisers : D. Jiménez, O. Sanchez, A. Vonk-Noordegraaf
Faculty : C. Becattini, F. Couturaud, L. Howard, G. Meyer, S. Middledorp, J. Pepke-Zaba, M. Righini

This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of pulmonary embolism (PE). Sessions will cover all major topics related to PE, from the diagnosis of suspected PE and the risk stratification, to the treatment of high-risk PE. The course will also cover specific populations and long-term follow-up. The final day of the course will be dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Target audience

  • Pulmonologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Intensivists
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers

Level of knowledge:

  • Clinical experience in the management of patients with suspected or confirmed pulmonary embolism


  • Lectures
  • Workshops including interactive case discussion


  • Pulmonary embolism: diagnosis, prognosis, treatment
  • Post-pulmonary embolism syndrome
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose patients with pulmonary embolism
  • Tailor therapies for pulmonary embolism according to short-term prognosis
  • Identify patients at risk for CTEPH
  • Diagnose and treat patients with CTEPH

HERMES links

Adult Respiratory Medicine HERMES curriculum:

  • Module 7: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases (PVDs)

€ 500 Early Career
ERS Members
€ 600 ERS members € 700 Non-ERS Members € 1100 Industry
(ERS Members & non-Members)

Register before the early-bird deadline on 15 April, 2019 to benefit from a €50 discount on registration fees.

Cancellation policy

Travel Info

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A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:28 February, 2019
  • Notification of selection results:29 March, 2019