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Challenges in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Breathing, Beating, and Beyond

PHA and the NIH Clinical Center Critical Care Medicine Department (CCMD) are proud to announce a joint symposium in Bethesda, Md.

On May 19, 2017, join the PHA and NIH at the National Library of Medicine's Lister Hill Center on the NIH Campus for the symposium: "Challenges in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Breathing, Beating, and Beyond."

In addition to the educational content, an interactive poster session will occur. PHA and the NIH CCMD invite you to submit your work through the form below for consideration. Encore abstracts will be accepted for this meeting.

Agenda Overview

08:00 - 08:30

Poster Setup in Exhibit Area

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome & Objectives

Michael A. Solomon, MD
Senior Staff, Critical Care Medicine Department, CC
Senior Staff, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

08:45 - 09:45

Clinical and Genetic Characteristics of Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease to Help Distinguish it from PAH

Marc Humbert, MD, PhD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
South Paris University, France
Chairman, The French Network on Pulmonary Hypertension

09:45 - 10:00

Living with PAH – Patient presentation

Breathing: Focus on the Lung

10:00 - 10:15

Is sleep apnea causing PH or does my PAH patient also have OSA?

Todd M. Kolb, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

10:15 - 10:30

Screening for PH in the CTD population.

Virginia D. Steen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

10:30 - 10:45

How much is too much ILD for PAH?

Michael J. Cuttica, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

10:45 - 11:15

Panel Discussion

  1. Todd M. Kolb, MD, PhD
  2. Virginia D. Steen, MD
  3. Michael J. Cuttica, MD

11:15 - 11:30 

BREAK

Beating: Focus on the Heart

Moderator:
Erika Berman-Rosenzweig
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, NY

11:30 - 11:45

The role of advanced cardiac imaging in PAH.

Ahmed M. Gharib, MD
Senior Radiologist, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Director, Biomedical and Metabolic Imaging Branch
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

11:45 - 12:00

Management of acute right heart failure.

Jonathan D. Rich, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

12:00 - 12:15

Distinguishing PAH from PH due to HFpEF: Hemodynamics or Phenotype- What is Important?

Anna R. Hemnes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, Pulmonary Vascular Center
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

12:15 - 12:45

Panel Discussion

  1. Ahmed M. Gharib, MD, PhD
  2. Jonathan D. Rich, MD
  3. Anna R. Hemnes, MD

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch BREAK

13:30 - 14:30

Poster Session in Atrium

Beyond: Focus on Controversies

14:30 - 14:40

Pro - Be it Resolved: It is time to treat PH due to chronic lung disease with PAH specific therapies

Ioana R. Preston, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

14:40 - 14:50

Con - Be it Resolved: It is time to treat PH due to chronic lung disease with PAH specific therapies

Paul M. Hassoun, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

14:50 - 14:52:30

Rebuttal: Ioana R. Preston, MD

14:52:30 - 14:55

Rebuttal: Paul M. Hassoun, MD

14:55 - 15:10

Panel Discussion

  1. Ioana R. Preston, MD
  2. Paul M. Hassoun, MD

Moderator:
Jason M. Elinoff, MD
Assistant Clinical Investigator
Critical Care Medicine Department, CC
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

15:10 - 15:20

Pro - Be it resolved: It is time to treat HFpEF with combined post- & precapillary PH with PAH Specific Therapies

Raymond L. Benza MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, MCS and Pulmonary Hypertension
Allegheny Health Network

15:20 - 15:30

Con - Be it resolved: It is time to treat HFpEF with combined post- & precapillary PH with PAH Specific Therapies

Jane A. Leopold, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

15:30 – 15:32:30

Rebuttal: Raymond L. Benza, MD

15:32:30 – 15:35

Rebuttal: Jane A. Leopold, MD

15:35 - 15:50

Panel Discussion

  1. Raymond L. Benza, MD
  2. Jane A. Leopold, MD

15:50 - 16:00

Brief Concluding remarks

Michael A. Solomon, MD
Senior Staff, Critical Care Medicine Department, CC
Senior Staff, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

16:00

ADJOURN

Logistics

  • Date: May 19, 2017
  • Time: 08:00 - 16:00
  • Location: National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill Center Auditorium

Planning Committee

Christopher Barnett, MD MPH
Washington Hospital Center
Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Columbia University
Nicole Cooper
PH Patient
Jason Elinoff, MD
NIH CCMD
Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
University of Michigan
Stephen Mathai, MD MHS
Johns Hopkins University
Oksana Shlobin, MD
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Michael Solomon, MD
NIH CCMD
Roham Zamanian, MD
Stanford University
 

Register Today

Click here to register for the symposium.
 

Submit a Poster Abstract

An interactive poster session with light refreshments will occur from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. after a brief lunch break. Please use the form below in order to submit an abstract for presentation. 

Please limit the abstract to 400 words. Abstracts may represent work in progress or may have been previously submitted for presentation at a national meeting within the last year. Research abstracts should follow the following structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Educational case reports can also be submitted. Please no submission of work already published in a Journal. Abstracts submitted to this symposium are not precluded from submission for future national presentation. Please submit abstracts by May 3, 2017 at 11:59pm. Those selected for Poster Presentation (four feet high [122 cm] and eight feet wide [244 cm]) will be notified by May 10, 2017. For those abstracts selected for Poster Presentation, there will be a dedicated 60 minute session. No other educational programming will be scheduled during this time to encourage attendee interaction with the presenters.

Click here to submit an abstract for presentation at the symposium.

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