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.

Sponsorships

PHA is pleased to offer many sponsorship opportunities at the 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium. Numerous event sponsorships will be available from general sessions to event publications to educational materials.

To reserve a sponsorship or to learn more about any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact 301-565-3004 x801 or Sponsorships@PHAssociation.org.

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Sponsor Benefits and Policies

Sponsorship Levels

2013 PH Professional Network Symposium sponsors will be recognized at the following levels:
Diamond $175,000
Platinum $125,000
Gold $100,000
Silver $75,000
Bronze $50,000
Sponsorship levels will be based on the total amount of funding committed to sponsorship opportunities. Exhibit booths and advertising space will not be counted toward the total.

Right of First Refusal

No right of first refusal options will be offered for the 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium. PHA reserves the right to change sole sponsorships to co-sponsorships at its discretion.

Placing Sponsorships on Hold

PHA understands that most companies require a formal review process before funding commitments can be made. When a sponsor indicates interest in an opportunity that is offered as a sole sponsorship, PHA will place that item on hold for a maximum of four weeks while the appropriate approvals are sought.  After four weeks, the sponsorship will be made available to other interested parties if no final commitment can be made.

Sponsor Benefits and Recognition

Sponsor benefits by level are listed in the chart below. Sponsorship level must be confirmed by August 2, 2013 to take advantage of most sponsor benefits. The order in which exhibit space is assigned will be based upon approved funds as of June 21, 2013, starting with the preferences of the highest Diamond Sponsor. Logo sizes will be determined by sponsorship level.

Benefits to 10th International PH Conference sponsors

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship opportunities for the PH Professional Network Symposium have been broken down into categories to help you find the sponsorship that best aligns with your company’s interests:

Pre-Symposium Programming

Registration Subsidy Program

$25,000 per 100 registrations

With many hospitals and practices tightening their belts in the slow economy, the highly visible and valued PH Professional Network Symposium will become even more important in 2013. The registration subsidy not only alleviates financial challenges for attendees, but also creates a buzz around registering early, thus inspiring their colleagues to register as well. This sponsorship will subsidize the $250 registration fee for 100 Symposium registrants; companies can sponsor one, two or three 100-registration blocks. Registration support will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Only non-industry medical professionals working in a PH-related setting are eligible. PHA will manage this process independent of sponsors. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized in the registration brochure and online registration page.

Advocacy Day

$20,000 co-sponsorship
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals; additional co-sponsorships remain
An exciting tradition since 2005, Advocacy Day is held just prior to the formal start of the PHPN Symposium. Healthcare professionals, eager to share their patients’ stories, talk with Members of Congress in an effort to increase funding and support for PH research and awareness. Many participants are inspired to share their experience with their patients, who in turn reach out to their Members of Congress, thus widening PHA’s advocacy network. A training session will be held on Thursday, September 26, and those participating will then bus to Capitol Hill to meet with their Senators and Representatives. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on the Advocacy Day training session presentation slide deck.

Mike McGoonPlenary Sessions

Welcome Dinner

$55,000
Reserved: Gilead Sciences

Thursday’s dinner serves as the welcoming session that will set the tone for the weekend. The session will introduce this year’s Symposium theme, “The Power of Teamwork: 10 Years of Professional Collaboration in PAH,” and will be a great time to meet new colleagues and make new connections that will last beyond the weekend. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on placards on each table and will be offered the opportunity to make brief remarks at the beginning of the program.

PH and Surgery Breakfast

$28,500
Reserved: Accredo

The Friday morning breakfast kicks off the first full day of programming at the 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium. This breakfast will cover how to prep patients for non-PH related surgery. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on with signage outside of the meal session, as well as with brief verbal recognition at the beginning of the meal from a PHA representative or the scheduled speaker.

Echo Interpretation Luncheon

$37,500
Reserved: Gilead Sciences

Can an echocardiogram give you all the information you need to diagnose PAH? Can an echo adequately follow the progress or regression of PAH? Can an echo help differentiate left heart disease associated PH from PAH? Will an echo ever take the place of the right-heart catheterization? The Echo Interpretation Luncheon hopes to answer these questions and to teach healthcare professionals how to more effectively interpret echocardiograms for themselves. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on with signage outside of the meal session, as well as with brief verbal recognition at the beginning of the meal from a PHA representative or the scheduled speaker.

PH Treatment Team Breakfast

$28,500
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals

This Saturday morning breakfast will give a comprehensive overview of a patient’s PH-treatement team, providing an illustrative reminder of the positive results that can come from healthcare professionals working together. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on with signage outside of the meal session, as well as with brief verbal recognition at the beginning of the meal from a PHA representative or the scheduled speaker.

REVEAL Outcomes Luncheon

$37,500
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals

The final plenary session of the Symposium, the REVEAL Outcomes luncheon, will describe the Registry to Evaluate Early and Long Term PAH Disease Management (REVEAL). The session will explore characteristics of the entire cohort, outcomes of the registry data and applications of the assessment tools developed as a result of the REVEAL registry. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on with signage outside of the meal session, as well as with brief verbal recognition at the beginning of the meal from a PHA representative or the scheduled speaker.

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Diane RamirezTokens and Take-aways

Notebook and Pen

$16,500
Reserved: Lung LLC

PHPN Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary notebook and pen when they check in at the registration table. This giveaway will both encourage attendees to take notes throughout the educational sessions at Symposium and serve as a practical tool to take back to their workplace. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the front cover of the notebook (company logo and PHA logo).

Hand sanitizer

$15,500

PHPN Symposium attendees will receive a small bottle of hand sanitizer as a complimentary gift. Wrapped in a reusable, neoprene sling and attached to a hook, each bottle will hang conveniently from almost anything – a perfect solution for healthcare professionals who need a quick hand wash before their next appointment. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on each side of the neoprene sling on the hand sanitizer (company logo and PHA logo).

Evaluation Gift (Sticky Notes)

$9,500

PHA builds its programming based on feedback from the PH community, and many times that valuable feedback comes from program evaluations. When attendees return a completed evaluation at the conclusion of Symposium, they will receive a modest thank you gift, courtesy of PHA and the sponsor – a pad of sticky notes. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the sticky notes (company logo and PHA logo). 

Room Keys

$8,500
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals

PHPN Symposium attendees will feel the spirit of the event from the moment they check in at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. All attendees who are staying at the hotel will receive a room key for use throughout the weekend, imprinted with a special welcome message. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the room keys (company logo and PHA logo). 

T-shirts

$7,500 each (two co-sponsorships available)
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Lung LLC

PHPN Symposium t-shirts create a feeling of unity and make for great take-home souvenirs, ensuring the memories of Symposium and spirit of the PH Professional Network last well beyond the weekend. All Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary t-shirt bearing Symposium artwork. Shirts not distributed at Symposium will be made available to new PH Professional Network members and at other PHA events. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, each sponsor will be recognized on one sleeve of the t-shirts (company logo).

PH Professional Network pin

$6,500
Reserved: SteadyMed

At registration, each Symposium attendee will receive a PH Professional Network pin, which bears the PHA golden flame and a periwinkle “PHPN” written below. The pin serves as a subtle, easy way to spread awareness about the PH Professional Network; when a healthcare professional is asked about the pin, he or she can discuss PH, PHA and the important work that the PH Professional Network does in an effort to cure this disease. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the PHPN pin’s wrapper (company logo).

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Using meeting toolsPublications and Enduring Materials

Symposium Recordings DVD

$35,000
Reserved: United Therapeutics

Thanks to PHA’s Medical Education Fund supporters, PHA is able to record all 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium sessions for posting on PHA Online University. In addition to posting the Symposium content online, PHA seeks to widen the event’s impact by distributing the content on DVD to all Symposium attendees and PH Professional Network members. DVDs will also be made available at key medical conferences, and will include content to encourage membership in the PH Professional Network as well as links to the PHA Online University website. In additon to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the Symposium recordings DVD packaging and on the DVD itself (company logo and PHA logo).

Registration Brochure

$25,000
Reserved: Actelion Pharmaceuticals

The PHPN Symposium registration brochure is designed to create enthusiasm among PH-treating healthcare professionals as the event approaches, and to give them all the information they need to register. This full-color brochure explains what attendees can expect to learn, see and do at Symposium, from the opportunity to advocate for PH on Capitol Hill, to participating in breakout sessions, to seeing the latest research in the poster hall. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the inside front cover of the registration brochure.

Program book

$22,500
Reserved: Lung LLC

Containing a schedule of events, maps, abstracts and session descriptions, the program book is an attendee’s primary tool for navigating the PHPN Symposium. In one comprehensive resource, healthcare professionals will have access to all the information they need to make the most of their experience at Symposium. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the inside front cover of the program book.

Note: Additional advertising is available for purchase in this publication. See the Symposium advertising page for details.

Flash Drives

$18,500 co-sponsorship
Reserved: Lung LLC; additional co-sponsorships remain

Electronic files of handouts and presentations from PHPN Symposium sessions will be included on flash drives for enduring value and easy portability. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on the flash drive’s case.

11th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions Save-the-Date Postcards

$9,500
Reserved: United Therapeutics

The PHPN Symposium will serve as the launch pad for promotion of the 11th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Symposium attendees will receive Save-the-Date postcards for PHA’s Conference to take home to distribute to patients and colleagues. Additional postcards will be mailed to the PH community and made available to pharmaceutical company representatives for distribution through their networks. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on 20,000 International PH Conference Save-the-Date postcards.

PH Daily Pulse Newsletter

$4,500 per issue (Thursday, Friday, Saturday -- each issue can be sponsored)
Reserved: CVS Caremark, Gilead Sciences

Delivered to attendees each morning, the PH Daily Pulse newsletter adds a new level of excitement to the PHPN Symposium by providing a brief overview of the day’s activities and highlighting important information about upcoming events. Each newsletter is a tabloid-size page printed in full color on front and back. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the sponsored issue of the PH Daily Pulse.

Note: Additional advertising is available for purchase in this publication. See the Symposium advertising page for details.

NEW! History of PH Professional Network banners

$6,500 co-sponsorship
Reserved: Gilead Sciences, Lung LLC; additional co-sponsorships remain

To commemorate the first PH Professional Network Symposium held 10 years ago in Bethesda, Maryland, five banners will be created in celebration of the PHPN’s rich history and contributions to the PH community. These banners, which will mark the year, theme and location of each PH Professional Network Symposium, will be hung prominently in the exhibit hall. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on signage near the banners and also in a special PHPN history page in the program book.

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Poster HallConnections and Networking

Poster Session and Networking Reception

$30,000 co-sponsorship
Reserved: United Therapeutics

The poster session and networking reception have been paired to provide PHPN Symposium attendees an additional opportunity for education and networking, creating the connections that drive the PH community forward. An unopposed poster session kicks off this two-part event. Authors will first present their posters while light afternoon refreshments are served. Following poster presentations, the exhibit hall will re-open as the site of an evening networking reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with their colleagues, exhibitors and PHPN Committee members. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on signage at the poster session and networking reception.

Morning Coffee Breaks

$25,000 sponsorship for both or $15,000 each
Reserved: Gilead Sciences

Always searching for opportunities for social interaction, attendees use coffee breaks throughout the PHPN Symposium to renew old friendships and make new connections. Sponsor(s) may choose to support one or both morning coffee breaks, hosted on Friday and Saturday mornings. All breaks will be set up in highly trafficked areas throughout the exhibit hall and poster hall. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on signage near the coffee break area.

NEW! Welcome Package

$20,000
Reserved: United Therapeutics

The opportunity to network with colleagues is one of PHPN Symposium’s greatest values to PH-treating healthcare professionals. To give attendees a complete picture of who’s who at the Symposium and to encourage networking at the event and beyond, every attendee can opt to have their name, institution and contact information printed in a booklet that will fit neatly into their name badge holder. The Welcome Package sponsorship also covers the production of the name badge holder that attendees will wear throughout the event. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor will be recognized on the name badge lanyard (company logo), and on the back of the booklet.

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PHPN AudienceEducational Tools and Technology

Continuing Education Credit

$25,000

The PHPN Symposium provides attendees with the opportunity to earn continuing education credit.  In 2011, up to 11.25 credit hours were available for nurses and pharmacists, 10.08 for respiratory therapists, and 9.5 hours for physician assistants and social workers, with similar hours expected in 2013. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized in the PHPN Symposium program book.

Audio/Visual Support

$22,500 co-sponsorship
Reserved: Accredo

Good audio/visual support is essential to any successful educational event. This sponsorship helps underwrite the cost of audio/visual at the PHPN Symposium so that PHA can provide an enriched learning environment for all of the breakout sessions. In additon to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized in the PHPN Symposium program book and on signage.

In-room Wireless Access

$16,500 co-sponsorship

The online community is an essential component of PHA’s network. This sponsorship provides PHPN Symposium attendees with the opportunity to connect to the internet free of charge from their hotel rooms, where they can share their experience with colleagues and friends. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on a postcard with log in instructions that attendees receive upon checking in to the hotel.

Audience Response System

$15,000 co-sponsorship

Audience response technology increases retention of presented information, improves attentiveness, speeds the decision-making process, confirms audience understanding and creates an engaging learning environment. The audience response system will allow attendees to interact in real-time with the speaker and the information he or she is presenting, providing an enhanced level of education. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on special signage outside of all rooms using audience response technology.

Computer/Internet Stations

$12,500 co-sponsorship
Reserved: Accredo; additional co-sponsorships remain

Located within the exhibit hall, internet stations provide attendees with the opportunity to take a quick break from a busy day of learning to check in with colleagues at home and share what they’ve learned so far. In additon to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on the desktop of each computer in the internet station (company logo).

Speaker Ready Room

$5,000 co-sponsorship
Reserved: United Therapeutics, Lung LLC; additional co-sponsorships remain

The speaker ready room is a place where presenters can make any last-minute changes to their presentations, run through their slides or print their notes. Light refreshments will be available. In addition to the benefits listed in the table above, sponsor(s) will be recognized on signage at each computer station and outside the door.

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Promotional Opportunities 
Prospectus

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Download the Promotional Opportunities Prospectus (PDF), including full information about sponsorships, exhibits and advertisements.

Contact

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sponsorships
@PHAssociation.org
or call 301-565-3004 x801.

Looking for Additional Promotional Opportunities?

Visit the exhibits and advertising pages for more promotional opportunities at PHA’s PH Professional Network Symposium.

 

Diamond Sponsor

Actelion

Platinum Sponsor

Gilead

Gold Sponsors

Bayer HealthCare

United Therapeutics

Silver Sponsor

Lung LLC logo

Bronze Sponsor

Accredo

General Sponsors

CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy

SteadyMed Therapeutics, Inc. 

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