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Vol 9, No 4 (Winter 2011)

PHA Medical Professional Networks

PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR) is the professional membership network for physicians and researchers within the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. When you join PHCR, you'll instantly be connected with more than 450 PH-treating physicians and researchers in the United States and around the world, including members of PHA's Scientific Leadership Council (SLC). Join today: www.PHAssociation.org/PHCR.

PH Resource Network (PHRN) is a membership community of more than 900 PH-treating allied health professionals dedicated to enhancing communication, professional development, research, and education about PH. Join today: www.PHAssociation.org/PHRN.

PHA Preceptorship Program

The PHA Preceptorship Program offers, at nationally-recognized PAH centers, direct instruction on state-of-the-art PAH diagnosis and management for physicians and other health professionals who help care for patients with PAH. Three programs have already been scheduled for this year:

  • April 8 in Houston, Texas

  • April 15 in Torrance, California

  • June 3 in New York City

 

PH Research Roundup E-mail Newsletter

PHA is proud to introduce PH Research Roundup, a monthly e-newsletter highlighting relevant research and funding opportunities, upcoming conferences, and new courses on PHA's Online University. PH Research Roundup is an exclusive member benefit for PH Clinician and Researchers (PHCR) and PH Resource Network but we are offering a one-time sneak peek at the first edition of the newsletter at www.PHAssociation.org/ResearchRoundup/Feb2011. To receive PH Research Roundup every month, become a member of PHCR (www.PHAssociation.org/PHC or the PH Resource Network (www.PHAssociation.org/PHResourceNetwork).

PHA Support Groups

Is your medical team involved with a local pulmonary hypertension support group? Support groups appreciate collaboration with local medical professionals, especially when doctors connect their patients with local groups. Find out if a group is meeting near you: contact Debbie Castro at Debbie@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 x755.

Have you considered starting a support group for your area? You can hold meetings at your facility and the PHA can help get the word out to our patients. PHA works with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to help them start successful groups. For more information or to request PHA materials for your office, contact Debbie Castro at Debbie@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 x755.

Calendar of PH Activities

To have your event for PH health care providers considered for listing in future issues of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, send your announcement to meghanf@PHAssociation.org

American Thoracic Society International Conference

May 13-18, 2011 Denver, Colorado, USA www.thoracic.org

2011 Pulmonary Hypertension Resource Network Symposium

Inspiring Hope: New Directions in PAH September 22-24, 2011 Arlington, Virginia, USA www.PHAssociation.org

American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting

CHEST 2011 October 22-27, 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA www.chestnet.org

Society of Critical Care Medicine

41st Critical Care Congress February 4-8, 2012 Houston, Texas, USA www.sccm.org