9th Annual NC Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

This program is sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, in collaboration with UNC School of Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and phaware global; it is designed to meet the continuing education (CE) needs of pulmonologists, cardiologists, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

When Nov 03, 2017
from 08:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Where Hilton Durham near Duke University
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The field of pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rapidly developing one, with multiple new treatments introduced in the last two decades. This has created a steep learning curve for pulmonologists and cardiologists treating this disease, as well as primary care physicians who must remain mindful to consider the diagnosis in their patients. This dynamic state of the field serves to perpetuate a gap in regard to the knowledge of appropriate diagnostic procedures, proper treatment choices, and timing of advancement of care to pulmonary hypertension specialty centers. It is imperative that those treating this specialized disease have a thoroughly grounded knowledge of the appropriate work up, treatment, and care of the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patient.

Multiple expert groups have convened at regular intervals to develop consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PAH.  These guidelines have been published in prominent medical journals and presented at national meetings, thus exposing thousands of practitioners to these standardized approaches and promoting appropriate, structured care paradigms. The 9th annual RTP PH symposium will reinforce the most current guidelines for the diagnosis and management of PAH, along with a focus on the different subgroups of PAH. The diagnosis, management, and treatment for patients with WHO group 2–5 PH will also be addressed. Also, newer therapies for PAH have become available and the use of these alone and in combination will be addressed. It will provide a plentiful forum for questions and discussion, so that practitioners and health care providers in attendance can have knowledge and reinforcement of appropriate care practices that can be put into practice. 

Faculty directors

H. James Ford, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

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