Agenda

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:00 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:50 am
Welcome Remarks

Session I: World Symposium on PH Proceedings

Moderators: Gustavo A. Heresi, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD
8:00 am
Hemodynamic Definition and Classification
Rogerio Souza, MD, PhD
Florida
8:30 am
Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension
Fernando Torres, MD
Ohio
9:00 am
Risk Stratification and Treatment Algorithm
Robert Frantz, MD
Florida
9:30 am
World Symposium Highlights Panel Discussion Ohio  Florida
10:00 am
Refreshment Break and Exhibits

Session II: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Heart and Lung Disease

Moderators: Miriam Jacob, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD
10:30 am
Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Left Heart Disease
Ryan J. Tedford, MD
Ohio
11:00 am
Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Lung Disease
Jinesh Mehta, MD
Florida
11:30 am
Panel Discussion and Questions Ohio  Florida
12:00 pm
Lunch
12:40 pm
Dessert with Exhibitors

Session III: Science and Future

Moderators: Gustavo A. Heresi, MD and Jinesh Mehta, MD
1:00 pm
Pathobiology of Pulmonary Hypertension
Raed A. Dweik, MD
Ohio
1:30 pm
New Frontiers in Pulmonary Hypertension Research
Serpil Erzurum, MD
Ohio
2:00 pm
PVOdomics
Kristin Highland, MD
Ohio
2:30 pm
Clinical Trial Design and Future Therapies
Roham Zamanian, MD
Ohio
3:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Questions
Ohio  Florida
3:30 pm
Adjourn

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Friday, November 8, 2019

7:15 am
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

Session IV: Sleep, Holes, and Clots

Moderators: Alice Goyanes, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD
8:00 am
Sleep Disorders and Pulmonary Hypertension
Anas Hadeh, MD
Florida
8:30 am
Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Neal Chaisson, MD
Ohio
9:00 am
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Ihab Haddadin, MD
Ohio
9:30 am
Panel Discussion and Questions Ohio  Florida
10:00 am
Refreshment Break and Exhibits

Session V: Practical Scenarios

Moderators: Joseph Parambil, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD
10:30 am
The Pulmonary Hypertension Patient in the Intensive Care Unit
Adriano Tonelli, MD
Ohio
11:00 am
Case Based Presentations
Joseph Parambil, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD
Ohio  Florida
12:00 pm
Lunch

Session VI: PH Nuts and Bolts - Patient-Oriented

Moderators: Nancy Bair, CNS and Franck Rahaghi, MD
1:00 pm
Managing Adverse Effects and Improving Adherence
Franck Rahaghi, MD
Florida
1:30 pm
Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinators Journey
Nancy Bair, CNS and Kasi Timmerman
Ohio
2:00 pm
Keeping Up with Your Disease
Mindy Rivera, CNS
Ohio
2:30 pm
Exercise and Healthy Eating
Starlet Harrimon, RN
Florida
3:00 pm
Oxygen and Travel
Scott Marlow
Ohio
3:30 pm
Adjourn

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Immersion - Hands-On Workshop (Ohio Only)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Pulmonary Hypertension Hands-On Workshop will demonstrate techniques (right heart catheterization and echocardiography) commonly utilized in evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension. During this workshop learners will be able to recognize common challenges associated with pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management.

Station A: Inside the PH Physician’s Mind – Interactive Cases in Pulmonary Hypertension
Alice Goyanes, MD

  • Identify risk factors that alter the probability that a patient has PAH
  • Utilize ancillary study results to risk stratify patients with suspected PAH
  • Discuss how ancillary studies aid in appropriate PH classification

Station B: PA Catheter Assembly and Insertion
Mani Latifi, MD and James Lane, RN

  • Appreciate the procedural steps involved in right heart catheterization
  • Participate in hands-on assembly of a PA catheter system
  • Participate in insertion and flotation of a catheter in a simulation model
  • Recognize flow as the main driver of catheter positioning

Station C: What is This Catheter Telling Me? Interpreting Data From a PA Catheter
Neal Chaisson, MD

  • Distinguish major waveform patterns encountered during a right heart catheterization
  • Appreciate the importance of leveling/zeroing a PA catheter
  • Describe why a wedged PA catheter measures left atrial pressure
  • Discuss how cardiac output is measured by Fick and thermodilution method and the benefits and limitations of each measure

Station D: Evaluating the Right Ventricle with Echocardiography
Aanchal Kapoor, MD, Siddarth Dugar, MD, and Simon Mucha, MD

  • Distinguish features of normal from dysfunctional RV using echocardiography
  • Identify how PA pressure/RVSP calculation is calculated
  • Describe key changes to RV anatomy that occur in PH
  • Choose appropriate measures for assessing RV function

Each station will be 45 minutes. Learners will rotate through all stations.

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