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Vol 10, No 3 (Fall 2011)

Global PHCR Memberships

In an effort to increase global membership in PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR) and foster the sharing of ideas around the world, PHA is offering free first-year memberships for non-US physicians, researchers, residents, and fellows. Benefits of PHCR membership include case-based learning opportunities by top PH specialists, access to the email listserv 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 per capita of less than $5000 USD, PHCR memberships may be renewed at no cost each year. Learn more at www.PHAssociation.org/PHCR.

PHA's Understanding PH brochure is back!

PHA's classic brochure is redesigned and more patient-friendly than ever. Visit www.PHAssociation.org/Store to order a supply of brochures for your office or clinic.

Introducing the Empowered Patient Online Toolkit

The toolkit includes templates and checklists to help patients track their health history, record symptoms and concerns between appointments, organize insurance information, and much more. Point your PH patients to www.PHAssociation.org/OnlineToolkit.

Get Listed in PHA's Find a Doctor Directory

There's never been a better time to join PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR), PHA's medical membership network for doctors and PhD-level researchers. Among the many benefits of membership is the exclusive opportunity to be listed in the Find a Doctor Directory on PHA's Web site. The directory is PHA's premier resource for patients who are seeking information about PH-treating physicians in a geographic area.

Our new and improved Find a Doctor directory enables physicians to provide more information about their practice, while serving as a more user-friendly and accessible directory for patients: www.PHAssociation.org/FindADoctor.

PHA has also launched multiyear memberships for PHCR in an effort to make renewal easier, and to provide a discount for members who commit to multiple years of membership. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this rapidly growing network of PH doctors and researchers. Visit www.PHAssociation.org/PHCR, or contact PHCR@PHAssociation.org.

Researchers: Apply to Collect Data at PHA's 2012 Research Room

PHA's International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions taking place June 22-24, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, will include a Research Room dedicated to helping researchers further their studies through the collection of data, including biological specimens (cheek swabs and blood samples) from PH patients. This event gives researchers the rare opportunity to collect data from the largest gathering of PH patients worldwide at any given time.

PHA is now accepting applications from interested researchers and institutions. To apply online, fill out an electronic application at www.PHAssociation.org/ResearchRoom/Form. Contact Micaela@PHAssociation.org with any questions.

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 RebeccaK@PHAssociation.org.

Society of Critical Care Medicine

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

American College of Cardiology ACC.12

March 24-27, 2012 Chicago, Illinois, USA www.cardiosource.org

The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

April 18-21, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic www.ishlt.org

American Thoracic Society International Conference

May 18-23, 2012 San Francisco, California, USA www.thoracic.org

PHA's 10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions

June 22-24, 2012 Orlando, Florida, USA www.PHAssociation.org/Conference