Research Room

PHA's International PH Conference provides researchers access to the largest gathering of PH patients in the world.

Patient in research room

Each biennial meeting of PHA's International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions includes a Research Room dedicated to helping researchers further their studies by allowing for the collection of data, including biological specimens (cheek swabs and blood samples) from PH patients. This event gives researchers the rare opportunity to collect data from the largest gathering of pulmonary hypertension patients in the world at any given time.

The first Research Room was held in 1994 at PHA's International PH Conference in Stone Mountain, Ga. That first gathering brought together almost 70 patients. At the 2014 PHA International PH Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., PHA hosted 10 research teams from all over the U.S., with 314 attendees participating in the Research Room.

The 2016 International PH Conference taking place June 17-19, 2016, in Dallas, Texas will follow in this tradition.

When Can I Participate?

The 2016 Research Room will take place during the Conference hours from June 17-19, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Exact times are subject to change.

  • Fri., June 17: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat., June 18: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sun., June 19: 8:00am - 11:00am

Patient and Family Member Information

More information will follow in April 2016 on how patients and their family members can participate in the 2016 Research Room.


Questions? Contact or 301-565-3004 x770.


PHA thanks the sponsors of the International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions:


Actelion Bayer Gilead






Accredo Specialty Pharmacy Reata Pharmaceuticals United Therapeutics logo


SteadyMed Therapeutics


Bellerophon Therapeutics Eiger BioPharmaceuticals

To support the International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, please visit the sponsorship page.

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