PH Fundamentals: Continuing Education Sessions for Medical Professionals
Friday, June 22 | Saturday, June 23 | Sunday, June 24
PH Fundamentals: Continuing Education Sessions for Medical Professionals is a new component of Conference for medical professionals interested in learning more about the basics of PH. These sessions debuted at PHA’s 9th International PH Conference in 2010 and were incredibly popular. In our newly expanded program, medical professionals will be able to receive a total of 3 physician credits and 5 nursing credits from these sessions. Specific dates and times will be posted soon.
All topics, descriptions and speakers/chairs are subject to change.
* These sessions will offer only nursing credits.
A (Very Busy) Day in the Life of a PH Nurse\Coordinator *
We will review practical daily management tips including topics like interacting with specialty pharmacies, ensuring complete evaluations for an accurate PH diagnosis, navigating the prior-authorization process and financial assistance programs, inpatient/outpatient transition of care, communicating information about diet/fluid/exercise, outpatient management of chronic right heart failure and coping with patient deaths.
Chair: Traci Housten, RN, MS, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Case Studies in PH
We will discuss challenging case studies in pulmonary hypertension, including cases relating to associated diseases.
Speaker: Harrison Farber, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Diagnostics and Work-up
We will discuss how to accurately diagnose pulmonary hypertension and the important tests for the pulmonary hypertension patient.
Speaker: Francisco Soto, MD, MS, Prevea Health/St. Nicholas Hospital Sheboygan, Wis.
Optimizing Quality of Life - from Palliative Care to Financial Questions *
We will discuss how to provide the best care possible for your PH patient and their family. Topics will include a review of palliative care and when it can be implemented; how to have the discussion with the patient and family; a review of available resources; discussion of the importance of quality of life and social, emotional and financial resource support.
Chair: Abby Poms, RRT, Duke University Medical Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Overview of Pulmonary Hypertension
We will review the definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Speaker: Adaani Frost, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Treatments in Pulmonary Hypertension
We will discuss basic treatment strategies for pulmonary hypertension and when specific treatments are indicated.
Speaker: Robert Frantz, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.