Since its inception, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) at its core has been a community of patients, family members and medical professionals working together to change the history of this illness. It is what makes us who we are and ultimately why we as a community have made such huge strides in advancing the cause.
PHA strives to improve the lives of those affected by PH through finding ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and by offering hope for the community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. It is our job to provide you our community with the tools you need to get involved and to lead the charge in our united efforts.
Medical professionals get involved in PHA through two professional networks, PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR) and PH Professional Network.
Members from our networks also play a critical role in the work we do through PHA's Scientific Leadership Council (SLC), leaders in the field who provide medical and scientific leadership in support of our mission. Not only do they review PHA medical information, the SLC takes an active role in developing educational events and materials, including the courses on this site.
Rising to the challenge of educating the growing number of medical professionals in the field, we offer many avenues for medical education and scientific discovery. One way we do this is by publishing Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, the first medical journal in the world dedicated to pulmonary hypertension. The journal reaches almost 40,000 medical professionals in 68 nations each quarter. We also offer face-to-face education through programs such as the PH Professional Network Symposium and the Scientific Sessions at PHA's biennial International PH Conference. In addition, in 2008, PHA created the PHA Medical Education Fund, which provides expanded opportunities for live, online, and enduring medical education.