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Update from our March 5 meeting
Monday, March 14, 2011

Attendees signed in, picked up general information, and helped themselves to a delicious lunch provided by Gilead Health. The old hands greeted each other, and welcomed two new members.

We held a moment of silence for support group members and other PHers who had passed away.

Mick Dungan of Gilead introduced pharmacist Elleni Pippis who gave a terrific Power Point presentation on the nature of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and its current treatments. There were lots of questions which she answered gracefully and with considerable knowledge. A previous blog, posted before the meeting, encapsulates her impressive biography.

This was one of our best meetings, indicated by the fact that people stayed to chat long after the formal part was over.

 

Background of the Speaker for our March 5, 2011 Meeting
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Elleni J. Pippis, BS, PharmD. is currently Senior Medical Scientist, Cardiopulmonary at Gilead Sciences, Inc.  She helps provide medical and scientific support for Letairis for PAH and Cayston for Cystic Fibrosis.  Prior to Gilead, she worked as a Clinical Education Manager for Pfizer in both Managed Care and Outcomes Research.  Other positions included Medical Information at Glaxo-Smith-Klein, a staff pharmacist at the Hospital of the Universsity of Pennsylvania, and the AIDS clinical trials pharmacist at the UPenn Medical Center.  She also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science) in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Laboratory, and was a Preceptor for pharmacy students at Wilkes College of Pharmacy.

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