8th Annual NC Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

UNC School of Medicine and Duke Health are partnering to present the 8th annual Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium.

When Nov 04, 2016
from 12:55 PM to 12:55 PM
Where Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham
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This program is designed to meet the continuing education (CE) needs of pulmonologists, cardiologists, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the classification of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) according to the Fifth World Symposium, as well as the basic tenets of PAH diagnosis.
  • Recognize and distinguish similar disease processes that may or may not respond to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) specific therapy, with a special focus on WHO Group 2 PH.
  • Identify appropriate and reasonable treatment choices based on available evidence from recent clinical studies; and recognize the challenges associated with certain forms of PAH therapy.
  • Recognize when treatment responses are suboptimal and when referral to a specialty center is appropriate.
  • Describe the pharmacologic management of PAH patients, including the role of anticoagulation, gender, and associated diseases on treatment response and long term outcomes.
  • Understand and describe novel compounds in development for the future treatment of PAH, as well as new basic science discoveries on the pathogenesis of the disease.
  • Identify and employ important nonpharmacologic interventions in the management of PAH.


$195: MDs and DOs
$90: Non-Physician Clinicians or Allied Health 
$80: Residents or Fellows

Registration fees include all symposium materials, breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Please email Christy Darnell with any questions.


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

Terry Fortin, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology 
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Duke University Medical Center

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