Overview – Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium
Pulmonary Hypertension Fellow Education Day and 10th Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium will provide you with an overview of the practical issues in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Recent advances and future directions of medical care will be discussed in the context of their potential impact and application for clinical practice. Expert speakers will present the most recent advances in the context of challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers caring for these patients. Other key features are the practical aspects of patient management that will be covered using a case-based discussion format.
As a result of attending this symposium, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the pulmonary vasculature response to exercise in health and disease
- Diagnose exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension
- Describe recent updates to the medical and surgical management of pulmonary hypertension
- Determine when to suspect pulmonary hypertension and how to diagnose it
- Explain the current approach to pulmonary hypertension treatment in the presence of various associated or underlying diseases
- Appropriately incorporate novel pulmonary hypertension therapies into patient care
The symposium is intended for pulmonary physicians and fellows, critical care physicians, cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, and physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals with an interest in pulmonary hypertension.
Patients who suffer from pulmonary hypertension will also find the didactic sessions to be informative. There will be a lunch with the experts where patient-focused questions about issues and concerns related to dietary restrictions, travel, and medication management will be addressed. These sessions will also offer ample opportunity to clarify issues regarding patient care.