November 3, 2017
Hilton Durham near Duke University 3800 Hillsborough Rd Durham, NC 27705 United States
The field of pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rapidly developing one, with multiple new treatments introduced in the last 20 years. This has created a steep learning curve for pulmonologists and cardiologists treating this disease, as well as primary care physicians who must remain mindful to consider the diagnosis in their patients.
This dynamic state of the field serves to perpetuate a gap in regard to the knowledge of appropriate diagnostic procedures, proper treatment choices, and timing in the advancement of care to pulmonary hypertension specialty centers. It is imperative that those treating this specialized disease have a thoroughly grounded knowledge of the appropriate work up, treatment, and care of the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension patients.
The ACCP, AHA, and WHO have convened on multiple occasions to develop consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). These guidelines have been published in prominent medical journals and presented at national meetings, thus exposing thousands of practitioners to these standardized approaches and promoting appropriate, structured care paradigms.
The 9th annual RTP PH symposium will reinforce the newest guidelines for the management of PAH put forth at the 5th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension, along with the focus on the different subgroups of PAH. The diagnosis, management, and treatment for patients with WHO group 2-5 PH will be addressed.
Also, new medications for Pulmonary Hypertension have become available and the use of these and in combination will be addressed. It will provide a plentiful forum for questions and discussion so that practitioners and health care providers in attendance can have knowledge and reinforcement of appropriate care practices that can be put into practice.
This program is sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, in collaboration with UNC School of Medicine and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Contact Information: Christy Darnell Administrative Director, Duke Cardiology CME email@example.com