6th Annual North Carolina Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium - Nov. 7

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UNC is co-director of the course at the symposium Nov. 7 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. The symposium will provide pulmonologists, cardiologists, and other interested physicians and allied healthcare providers the opportunity to learn about the current landscape in PH epidemiology, diagnostics, and treatment.

When Nov 07, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park 4810 Page Creek Lane Durham, North Carolina 27703
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Contact Phone (877) 707.2904
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The symposium will highlight the unique challenges inherent in caring for PH patients, including timing of referral to specialty centers for advanced care.  Our faculty will incorporate case-based discussions with Q and A, along with brief lectures, to share their experience and insight on PH. There will be a patient and family education program in the afternoon.

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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe classifications of PH types in patients, particularly in light of the recent updates from the 5th World Symposium and situations in which there appear to be mixed forms of PH (such as combined pre- and post-capillary PH)
  • Recognize the approach to, and diagnosis of, various forms of WHO Group 5 PH
  • Identify appropriate treatment choices based on available evidence, particularly for newly approved PAH pharmacologic therapies
  • Recognize when treatment responses are suboptimal and when referral to a specialty center may be appropriate
  • Identify and employ important non-pharmacologic interventions in the management of PH

Patient Day
There will also be a series of events for PH patients and caregivers. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

                                                                               Register for Patient Day

Co-Directors

H. James Ford, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Terry Fortin, MD
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Duke University Medical Center

Co-Sponsors
Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Duke University School of Medicine

Registration Fee:
$195 - MDs and DOs
$90 - Other healthcare providers
$80 - Residents and fellows
**Registration includes symposium materials, breaks, and lunch.

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