PH Around the World
At the Scientific Sessions at PHA’s International PH Conference, researchers and healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to engage in educational sessions about PH practice and cutting-edge research. The theme of PHA’s 2016 Scientific Sessions is PH Around the World, and presentations will discuss the differences in the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and medical management of PH and PAH between developed and developing regions in order to facilitate the development and dissemination of novel treatment strategies for these conditions.
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe individual characteristics of specific causes
of PH worldwide.
- Discuss if and how interventions successfully used in the
Western world can be applied in the developing world.
- Discuss how to leverage successes and failures in PH
research over the past 25 years for the development
of novel therapies and treatments.
Preliminary Scientific Sessions Schedule and Speakers
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Scientific Sessions Poster Hall Reception
Join your colleagues to view abstracts in the poster hall.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
PH Professional Network Dinner
Nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers and other non-physician clinicians play a tremendous role in the care and treatment of PH patients. Join the PH Professional Network for a members-only dinner for colleagues to reconnect and celebrate the contributions they make to the PH community.
Friday, June 17, 2016
What has happened in the last 25 years: Global Perspectives/20 Years of Prostacyclins
Vallerie McLaughlin, MD, University of Michigan
What Have We Learned from Modern Worldwide Registries?
David Badesch, MD, FACP, University of Colorado Denver
Etiologies of PH Across the World - Schistosomiasis
Ghazwan Butrous, MD, PhD, University of Kent
Etiologies of PH Across the World - HIV
Priscilla Hsue, MD, University of California San Francisco
Etiologies of PH Across the World - Drugs and Toxins
Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD, Stanford University
Etiologies of PH Across the World - High Altitude
Erik Swenson, MD, University of Washington
Panel Discussion: Enhancing Access to Drugs in Developing Countries, Challenges of Making Generic Drugs Available in Developing Countries
Steven Kawut, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania
Majdy Idrees, MD, Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension
Mona Selej, MD, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Salvage Therapies in the U.S. and Europe versus Elsewhere
Corey Ventetuolo, MD, MS, Brown University
Tomas Pulido, MD, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia
Rethinking Pediatric PH -- International Aspects
Eric Austin, MD, MSCI, Vanderbilt University
From Bench to Bedside: Which Novel Pathways are Most Likely to be Harnessed Therapeutically in the Next 25 Years?
Prof. Martin Wilkins, Imperial College London