2013 PH Professional Network Symposium. The Power of Teamwork: 10 Years of Professional Collaboration in PAH. September 26-28, 2013. Crystal Gateway Marriott. Arlington, Va.

Program Agenda

Thursday, September 26 Friday, September 27 Saturday, September 28

Thursday, September 26

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Our Personal PH Stories: Why We Started, Why We Stayed

Friday, September 27

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   BREAKFAST
  • Surgery and the PH Patient: Oh N-O It's a Lot More Than N-P-O
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.   Mentor and PHPN Committee Meet and Greet
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   GENERAL SESSIONS (CONCURRENT)
  • Getting to the Truth: How Adherent is Your PH Patient?
  • Exercise Right Heart Catheterization
    Session Handout (PDF)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   GENERAL SESSIONS (CONCURRENT)
  • Let the Good Times Flow: Managing Acute Inhaled Therapies in the Critical Care Setting
    Session Handout (PDF)
  • Regenerative Medicine: Are Opportunities Growing?
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   LUNCH
  • Echo Interpretation: What's the Score? Tell Me More!
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CONCURRENT)
  • High Flow O2 Therapy in the PH Patient: Prepare to be Blown Away! Tracking-Circle
  • Turning Rough Seas into Smooth Sailing: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adulthood Tracking-DiamondTracking- Trianlge
  • WHO Group I: Back to the Basics Tracking- Square
    Session Handouts (PDF)
  • Clinical Trials in PH: Practical and Ethical Advice
    Session Handouts (PDF)
3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CONCURRENT)
  • The Connection Between Connective Tissue Disease and PH Tracking-Circle
  • Not Everyone Has PAH: WHO Group II
  • The PH Pharmacist: A Prescription for Teamwork Tracking- Square
    Session Handouts (PDF)
  • Do They Hear What I Hear? Communication with Chronically Ill Patients and Their Families Tracking-DiamondTracking- Trianlge
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Unopposed Research Poster Viewing and Refreshments
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Reception

Saturday, September 28


7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The PAH Treatment Team
    Session Handout (PDF)

9:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.



  • Let's Talk About Sex: Reproductive Counseling for PH Patients Tracking-Diamond
  • This is Your Heart on Drugs: PH and Methamphetamine Use Tracking- Trianlge
  • Pumps and Puffers: Managing Prostacyclin Therapy Tracking- Square
    Session Handout (PDF)
  • A Breath of Fresh Air: Diagnostic and Treatment Options for WHO Group III Tracking-Circle
10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.   Coffee Break

10:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.



  • Pharmacological Management of Pediatric PAH: How Little People Can Be the Biggest Challenges Tracking-DiamondTracking- Square
  • Breathing for Two: PAH and Pregnancy
  • Hospice and Palliative Care: It's All About the Journey Tracking-CircleTracking- Trianlge
  • Water You Thinking!?!: Fluids and the Right Ventricle

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



  • Complex Case Studies: Nightmares in PH
  • Baby's Breath: Neonatal Considerations in PH Tracking-DiamondTracking- Square
  • WHO Group IV (CTEPH): In a Class All by Itself
  • Show me the $$$: Healthcare Reform, Disability and Insurance Issues Tracking-CircleTracking- Trianlge
    Session Handouts (PDF)
    Session Handouts (PDF)

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


  • REVEALing the Future of PAH

Participants are encouraged to attend any sessions throughout Symposium. For your convenience, the Symposium Planning Committee has highlighted sessions that may be of particular interest to certain disciplines.

Tracking-Diamond Robyn Barst Memorial Pediatric Trailblazers Tracking- Square Pharmacy Tracking-Circle Respiratory Therapy Tracking- Trianlge Social Work


Symposium Program Book

Download the Program Book (PDF) for the 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium for detailed session descriptions, speakers, room locations, abstracts and more!



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