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Pulmonary Hypertension Summit 2011:

8th Annual PH Symposium

Translating Discoveries Into Patient Care


November 6-8, 2011

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, Ohio
 

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Description

The Pulmonary Hypertension Summit 2011 is designed to bring together leaders in the field of pulmonary hypertension to discuss recent advances and future directions in the diagnosis and management of this disease.

The Summit will highlight disease mechanisms and pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension as well as the evaluation and medical management of the patient with pulmonary hypertension.

Expert speakers will present the recent advances in the context of challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers caring for patients with this complex medical condition. 

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Target Audience

The Summit is directed to physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with an interest in pulmonary disorders, rheumatologic diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. The case-based and practical approach of the sessions will make this extremely relevant for internal medicine and primary care physicians.

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Objectives

After completing these learning activities, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Describe advances in the management of pulmonary hypertension;
  • Determine when to suspect pulmonary hypertension and how to diagnose it;
  • Explain the current approach of diagnosing pulmonary hypertension in the presence of     associated             or underlying diseases;
  • Create a case-based approach to the practical aspects of pulmonary hypertension           management.

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Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts submission process for the Pulmonary Hypertension Summit is open.

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Submission Deadline:  October 19, 2011     
Notification
to submitting authors: October 24, 2011

Abstract Awards
Best abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. The top three will be reimbursed for 2011 Summit registration and hotel accommodations. First place abstract will also receive a $500 cash prize.

Review Process
Abstracts will be reviewed for compliance with the instructions then assigned a number to ensure anonymity. Each abstract/poster is reviewed by the organizing committee for quality and content. Submitting authors of selected abstracts/posters will be notified of acceptance via email. Authors must be present at their posters during the assigned sessions(s) to talk with Summit participants.

Registration
Authors of accepted abstracts must register for the Summit. If you need a formal acceptance letter for visa, contact Darcy Lange at 216.448.0787.

General Abstract/Poster Information
Authors may submit abstracts/posters of completed work, work in progress, or work presented at a local or regional level. Abstracts presented elsewhere within the 12 months prior to the submission deadline will be accepted. The primary author is responsible for obtaining written consent from all authors and appropriate institutions prior to submitting an abstract/poster.

Abstracts/posters must be free of commercial bias. In addition, they may not imply an endorsement of any service by their institution or the Cleveland Clinic.

All research papers submitted must be formatted according to guidelines.  

Abstract/Poster Submission:
Please email your completed abstract and forms to Darcy Lange at langed@ccf.org. If your submission is larger than 10 MB, please call Darcy for further instructions. Submissions by fax or mail are not permitted.  Upon abstract/poster acceptance, submitting author will be notified.

Official Language
Papers must be submitted and presented in English.

Author Affiliation
Authors from different institutions should be identified by a numeral within the process.

Text of the Abstract/Poster
A. Text, including headings, may not exceed 2 letter size (8 ½” x 11”) pages.  Please use 11-point Arial font.

B. The use of standard abbreviations is acceptable. Other abbreviations should be placed in parentheses, after the first appearance of the full word(s) for which it stands.

C. Topic: Abstracts/posters must relate to Pulmonary Hypertension.  

To submit, please email your completed abstract and forms to Darcy Lange at langed@ccf.org. If your submission is larger than 10 MB, please call Darcy for further instructions.

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Summit Directors

Raed A. Dweik, MD
Professor of Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Omar A. Minai, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Organizing Committee

Serpil Erzurum, MD
Chair
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
Staff
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Nancy Bair, CNS-BC
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Merle Reeseman
Support Group Leader
Cleveland Area Pulmonary
Hypertension Support Group
Cleveland, OH

Adriano Tonelli, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Guest Faculty

Stephen Archer, MD
Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Raymond L. Benza, MD
Professor of Medicine
Temple University, College of Medicine
Program Director
Advanced Heart Failure Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Hypertension
Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Pittsburgh, PA

Nick H. Kim, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Service Chief, Thornton
La Jolla, CA

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Olivier Sitbon, MD, PhD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
South Paris University
French Referral Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension
Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine
Hospital Antoine Béclère
Clamart, France

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Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Loutfi Aboussouan, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Micheala A. Aldred, PhD
Genomic Medicine Institute
Lerner Research Institute

Vineesha Arelli, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Kewal Asosingh, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Metin Aytekin, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Svetlana Banjac, CNP
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

John R. Bartholomew, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine
Section Head of Vascular Medicine
Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Hematology/Oncology
Heart and Vascular Institute

Marie Budev, DO, MPH
Director, Lung Transplant Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Suzy A. Comhair, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Diane Fabec, RN, CCRP
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Samar Farha, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Constance Jennings, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Aanchal Kapoor, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Richard A. Krasuski, MD, FACC
Director
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute

Rosemary Lann, LISW-S, CCTSW
Department of Social Work
Lung Transplant Program
Respiratory Institute

Scott Marlow, RRT
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Alquam Mashir, MBA
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Ashish Maskey, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Jennie Newman
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Joseph G. Parambil, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Kelly Paschke
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Jacqueline Sharp, RN, CNP
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Nicholas Smedira, MD
Surgical Director
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Director of Quality
Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart and Vascular Institute

Randall Starling, MD, MPH
Section Head
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Director
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Heart and Vascular Institute

David O. Taylor, MD
Director
Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute

Karen Wallenfelsz, RN
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

Weiling Xu, MD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Katie Zak, BS
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine 
Respiratory Institute

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Agenda

Sunday, Nov. 6   |   Monday, Nov. 7   |   Tuesday, Nov. 8

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011
12:00 pm Lunch / Registration / Exhibits
  Patient-Oriented Sessions
Keynote Speaker: Adrienne Dern
 
Moderators: Nancy Bair, CNS-BC; Svetlana Banjac, CNP; Gustavo Heresi, MD
1:00 pm How Do We Diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)? - Adriano Tonelli, MD
1:20 pm You Have Been Diagnosed with PH: What Next? - Nancy Bair, CNS-BC
1:50 pm How Do We Choose Therapies: Oral, Inhaled, IV? - Nancy Bair, CNS-BC; Joseph Parambil, MD
2:10 pm Oxygen and Travel - Scott Marlow, RRT
2:30 pm Refreshments Break / Exhibits
2:45 pm Exercise and Rehab - Loutfi Aboussouan, MD
3:05 pm Achieving Balance and Emotional Well-Being for the Patient and Caregiver - Constance Jennings, MD; Rosemary Lann, LISW-S
3:30 pm Pulmonary Hypertension: Focus on Research
Micheala Aldred, PhD
Metin Aytekin, PhD
Suzy Comhair, PhD
Diane Fabec RN
Alquam Mashir, MBA
Jennie Newman
Jacqueline Sharp, RN
Karen Wallenfelsz, RN
Weiling Xu, MD                
Katie Zak, BS
3:50 pm Ask the Experts: Anything Goes
Nancy Bair, CNS-BC
Svetlana Banjac, CNP
Raed Dweik, MD
Omar Minai, MD
Joseph Parambil, MD
Adriano Tonelli, MD
4:10 pm Closing Remarks - Gustavo Heresi, MD
4:15 pm Adjourn
4:15 - 5:15 pm OPTIONAL tour of genetic lab (Non-CME)  - Micheala Aldred, PhD
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
7:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
7:45 am Opening Remarks - Raed Dweik, MD
  Survival in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): Where Are We Now?
Moderator: Raed Dweik, MD
8:00 am Determinants of Survival in PAH: What Does REVEAL Reveal? - Raymond Benza, MD
8:40 am Indicators of Survival in PAH: Lessons from the French National Registry - Olivier Sitbon, MD
9:20 am Determinants of Survival in PAH: Take Home Messages - Omar Minai, MD
9:50 am Panel Discussion: Questions and Answers
Raymond Benza, MD
Raed Dweik, MD
Omar Minai, MD
Olivier Sitbon, MD
10:00 am Refreshments / Exhibits
  Strategies to Improve Survival in PH: The Way Forward
Moderator: Gustavo Heresi, MD
10:15 am Early Detection and Improved Monitoring can Improve Survival - Ronald Oudiz, MD
10:50 am Surviving Critical Illness in Pulmonary Hypertension - Raed Dweik, MD
11:30 am New Therapeutic Options on the Horizon Will Improve Survival in PH - Stephen Archer, MD
12:10 pm Panel Discussion
Stephen Archer, MD
Raymond Benza, MD
Raed Dweik, MD
Ronald Oudiz, MD
12:30 pm Lunch
  PH Management: Back to Basics
Moderator: Adriano Tonelli, MD
1:30 pm Making the Diagnosis of PH: The Algorithm and Avoiding the Pitfalls - Adriano Tonelli, MD
2:00 pm Pulmonary Hypertension in Scleroderma: Similarities and Differences - Joseph Parambil, MD
2:30 pm Update on Diasgnosis and Treatment Guidelines in PAH - Gustavo Heresi, MD
3:00 pm Refreshments / Exhibits / Posters
3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Interesting Cases
Moderator: Omar Minai, MD

Case Presenters:
Ashish Maskey, MD; Aanchal Kapoor, MD; Vineesha Arelli, MD

Panel:

Stephen Archer, MD
Raymond Benza, MD

Gustavo Heresi, MD
Ronald Oudiz, MD
Joseph Parambil, MD
Olivier Sitbon, MD
Adriano Tonelli, MD

5:00 pm Adjourn
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
7:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
7:45 am Opening Remark - Gustavo Heresi, MD
  Interventional and Surgical Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension
Moderator: Gustavo Heresi, MD
8:00 am Pulmonary Embolism - John Bartholomew, MD
8:30 am Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension -Nick Kim, MD
9:10 am Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy - Nicholas Smedira, MD
 9:50 am Current Role of Lung Transplantation in PH - Marie Budev, DO
10:20 am Refreshments / Exhibits / Posters
10:40 am Panel Discussion
Marie Budev, MD
Gustavo Heresi, MD
Nick Kim, MD
Nicholas Smedira, MD
  Cardiac Issues in Pulmonary Hypertension
Moderator: Randall Starling, MD
11:15 am High RVSP: Right vs Left - David Taylor, MD
11:45 am PH in Congenital Heart Disease - Richard Krasuski, MD
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Oral Poster Presentations / Abstracts
Moderators:  Raed Dweik, MD; Gustavo Heresi, MD

Confirmed Presenters:
Micheala Aldred, PhD
Metin   Aytekin, PhD
Kewal Asosingh, MS, PhD
Samar Farha, MD
Kelly Paschke, BS

3:00 pm Refreshments / Exhibits / Posters
3:15 pm Oral Presentations by Nominees for Abstract Awards
Moderators:  Gustavo Heresi, MD; Adriano Tonelli, MD; Kelly Paschke, BS

Presentors:
TBD (based on submission)

5:00 pm   Adjourn
A five-minute question and answer session is included in each speaker’s allotted time

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Location

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999


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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel until 5:00 pm ET November 4, 2011. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with the Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Hypertension Summit (registration code RDG) for a special rate of $189 single/double plus tax. The hotel and conference center is located on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the hotel.

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Parking

Parking is available in the East 100th Street Visitor's Parking Garage at prevailing rates. Valet parking is available at the hotel for an additional charge.

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Additional Information

For further information about the course, contact Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:

Local: 216.448.0770
Toll Free: 800.238.6750

For questions about registering online, call 216.448.0777 or email CMEregistration@ccf.org.

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Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the activity. 

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Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational activity that has been approved for CE by a nationally accredited system of CE approval. Therefore, the 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be accepted for nursing credits.

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Online Registration/Fees
 

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Category Full Event Per Day
Physician / Corporate $250.00 $100.00
Corporate $500.00 $250.00
CCF Comprecare $162.50 $105.00
CCF Alumni $150.00 $75.00
Resident / Fellow $150.00 $75.00
Nurse Practitioner / Nurse / Allied Health Professional / Physician Assistant / Other $150.00 $75.00

CCHS Physician $250.00 $100.00
CCHS Fellow / Resident $100.00 $50.00
CCHS Nurse Practitioner / Nurse / Allied Health Professional / Physician Assistant / Other $100.00 $50.00
CCF Physician $150.00 $75.00
CCF Resident / Fellow $100.00 $50.00
CCF Nurse Practitioner / Nurse / Allied Health Professional / Physician Assistant / Other $100.00 $50.00

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Cancellation Policy
Preregistrations are accepted by until 9:00 am ET November 4, 2011. To register after this date, please do so onsite. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by October 24, 2011. After October 24, 2011, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2011.

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