The 2017 PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium marks the eighth biennial PHPN Symposium. The event is hosted by PHA and PHPN and planned by the PHPN Symposium Committee. This year’s committee is led by Chair Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN and Vice-Chair Martha Kingman, FNP-C, DNP.


Thursday, Oct. 5

Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Open

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibits & Research Poster Hall

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6

Networking Fun Walk

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits & Research Poster Hall

8:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

General Sessions (Concurrent)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

General Sessions (Concurrent)

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibits & Research Poster Hall

2:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

2:10 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

3:15 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Unopposed Research Poster Viewing & Refreshments

4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.


5:20 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Exhibits & Research Poster Hall

7:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Mentor and PHPN Committee Meet and Greet

8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

10:45 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


12:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Post-Symposium Workshop

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*This schedule is preliminary and may be subject to change.

This Symposium will provide up to 12 hours of CME/CEU for:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN
Chair, Symposium Committee
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Daniela Brady, FNP
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, N.Y.

Patricia Gresham, MSN, ANP-BC, CCRN
San Francisco, Calif.

Amy Heidenreich, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas

Lauren Hulett, RN, BSN, MBA
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas

Javier Jimenez, MD, PhD
Miami Cardiovascular Institute-South Miami Hospital
South Miami, Fla.

Sharon Jones, RN, MSN, CCM
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, Del.

Robyn Kunkel, PA-C
Sentara Heart Hospital
Norfolk, Va.

Katie Lutz, BS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Martha Kingman, FNP-C, DNP
Vice-Chair, Symposium Committee
UT Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Jennalyn Mayeux, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
University of Utah
Draper, Utah

Stephanie Nolley, RN, BSN
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Wash.

Regina Overton-Barnes, APNP
Statcare Pulmonary Consultants
Powell, Tenn.

Abby Poms, RRT, CCRP
E Squared Clinical Trials and Registries
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Barbara Prendes, ARNP-BC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Tampa, Fla.

Allyson Rupp, MSW, LCSW
Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Stanford, Calif.

Diahann Wilcox, RN, MSN, APRN
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Conn.

Tonya Zeiger, RRT, CPFT
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Fla.

Sessions Include:

  • Two Decades of Change: A Look at How Far We Have Come and Where We Are Going

  • Anticoagulation Debate

  • Right Heart Catheterization and Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring

  • Heritable PH: What Every Clinician Should Know

  • Physiologic Phenotyping of the Patient With Dyspnea and PH

  • Virtual Patient Visits for Management of the PH Patient

  • The Role of the Potts Shunt in Pediatric PH

  • Interpreting Statistical Data: Making Sense of the Latest Research

*Additional sessions to be announced. Session subjects and speakers subject to change.

Diamond Sponsors

Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Bayer HealthCare

Platinum Sponsor

Gilead Sciences

Gold Sponsor

United Therapeutics

Silver Sponsor