February 2012

  February 2012    

Roundup Spotlight...

Registration is now open for PHA's upcoming 10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, taking place June 22-24, 2012, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. This conference is the largest gathering of PH patients, family members and medical professionals in the world. Dedicated educational opportunities for medical professionals include a day-long Scientific Sessions and newly added PH fundamentals CME sessionsLearn more and register


  What's In This Issue

» NIH Funding Announcements
» Partner with the PHA Research Program
» Industry Announcements
» PH News from Around the World

NIH Funding Announcements

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

National Institutes of Health
Submission Deadline
: January 30, 2012


Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24) New

National Institutes of Health
Submission Deadline
: February 12, 2012; June 12, 2012


Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases (UM1)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadlines
: February 15, 2012; September 13, 2012


Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) Limited Competition (U54) New

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: February 29, 2012


Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biologic Specimen Repository: Scientific Opportunities (R21)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Submission Deadline: May 4, 2012

Partner with the PHA Research Program

2012 PHA Research Room

10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions
June 22-24, 2012
Orlando, Florida

PHA is now accepting applications for the Research Room at the PHA 10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. The Research Room was established to further PH research by allowing for the collection of data and biological specimens (e.g. cheek swabs, blood samples) from PH patients. This event provides a rare opportunity for researchers to collect data from a remarkably high concentration of PH patients in one place at one time.

Fill out an online application, or visit the Research Room page for more information.
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012
Notification Date: April 23, 2012


Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract for the poster session at PHA's 10th International Pulmonary Hypertension Conference and Scientific Sessions in the areas of clinical science (including treatment), basic science and case studies. Four abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and an award will be given to the top two abstracts. Summaries of top presentations will be published in a future issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. Although PHA encourages the submission of original abstracts, abstracts submitted to PHA may have been previously submitted and presented in another venue. Submit your abstract to
Read more about submission guidelines and download a conflict of interest form
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012
Notification Date: April 23, 2012

Industry Announcements

Investigator-Sponsored Research

Through this program Gilead supports investigator-sponsored research conducted by third parties on Gilead's marketed products or within therapeutic areas of interest to the company.
Rolling Submissions
Read more

PH News from Around the World

Request for Proposal: Studies of the Right Ventricular Response to Therapy in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

The Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund is seeking proposals from qualified academic medical centers with the ability to coordinate and conduct a clinical study evaluating right ventricular function in patients with pulmonary hypertension, its adaptive and maladaptive responses, and the effects of therapy. Read more
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2012


Help Patients Find You!

PHA's enhanced Find a Doctor Directory launched in September as the premier resource for patients seeking PH-treating physicians, and being listed in the directory is a benefit available only to members of PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR). To ensure your listing is complete and correct, make sure your online profile is updated.
Current Members: Update your listing in the Find a Doctor Directory
Lapsed Members: Renew your membership


PH Pediatric Specialists: Find Resources for Your Patients and Their Families!

PHA offers a range of resources for families of pedatric patients, including a parents email group, telephone support group, webinars, a School Resource Handbook to assist parents in informing schools about their child's medication and health needs, and more. Order free information materials in PHA's Store, in the "For Your Patients" section.


Global PHCR Memberships

In an effort to increase global membership in PH Clinicians and Researchers and foster the sharing of ideas around the world, PHA is offering free first year memberships for non-U.S. physicians, researchers, residents and fellows. Benefits of PHCR membership include case-based learning opportunities by top PH-specialists, access to the email group of a growing number of PHCR members, inclusion in PHA's Find a Doctor Directory, and more. For medical professionals in countries that have a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $5000 USD, PHCR memberships may be renewed at no cost each year. Find out more online


PHA Online University

PHA Online University is an educational resource for healthcare professionals emphasizing the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Free CME-accredited courses are available for medical professionals interested in PH. Learn more at

The Disability Dish: How to Help Your PH Patients Successfully Apply for Social Security Disability. Register for this webinar online

Four new courses from the 4th Annual International Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease Conference are now available for CME credit. Take courses now for free

Event Calendar

Building Medical Education in Pulmonary Hypertension (BME)*
March 9-10, 2012
5th Annual Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease Conference
Hotel Nikko
San Francisco, Calif.
April 14, 2012
The Alfred P. Fishman Symposium: Pulmonary Vascular Phenotypes in Research and Clinical Care
The Inn at Penn Hotel
Philadelphia, Penn.
June 6-9, 2012
Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference
University of Colorado Denver
Aspen, Colo.
June 22-24, 2012
10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, Fla.

» Go to PHA's Medical Education Calendar

*The Building Medical Education in PH program develops partnerships between PHA and medical professionals who are planning PH educational events at their institutions. Learn more about partnering with PHA through BME for your next CME event.

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