SYMPOSIUM INFO

The PHPN Symposium is an event held once every two years that brings together more than 500 PH-treating health care professionals to learn and earn CME/CE; share research among peers; and network with other health care professionals. The 2017 PHPN Symposium, Navigating the Future: Individualizing Patient Care in the Face of Increasingly Complex Treatment Options, will be held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Oct. 5-7, 2017.

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.

View the 2017 PHPN Symposium Program Book

Thursday, Oct. 5

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

5 – 8 p.m.
Registration Open

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibits & Research Poster Hall

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Opening Dinner

Quality Patient Care: It Takes a Team
Theresa Brown, R.N., B.S.N., Ph.D.
Salon E

Friday, Oct. 6

7 – 8 a.m.
Networking Fun Walk

7 a.m. to noon
Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Exhibits and Research Poster Hall Open

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Breakfast

Two Decades of Change: A Look at How Far We Have Come and Where We Are Going
James Klinger, M.D.; Maureen Seckel, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM
Salon E

10 – 11 a.m.
General Sessions (Concurrent)

The Anticoagulation Debate: How Long is This Going to Take?
Richard Channick, M.D.; Victor Tapson, M.D.
Salon G-H

The Cath to Diagnosis: Right Heart Catheterization and Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring
David Booth, M.D.; Javier Jimenez, M.D., Ph.D., FACC; Amresh Raina, M.D., FACC
Brookside A-B

11 – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

11 – 11:30 a.m.
Insurance Focus Group

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
General Sessions (Concurrent)

CTEPH and CTED: Understanding the Spectrum of Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease
Kim Kerr, M.D.; David Poch, M.D.
Brookside A-B

PAH Jeopardy: How Do You Stack Up?
Amy Kimber, R.N., APNP; Abby Poms, RRT, CCRP; Robert Schilz, D.O., Ph.D.; Melisa Wilson, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Salon G-H

12:40 – 2 p.m.
Lunch

Clinically Important Pulmonary Vascular Phenotypes Across the Current WHO Categorization: the PVDOMICS Project
Heidi Erickson, B.S.N., R.N.; Lillian Hansen, NP-C, MSN, M.S., M.Ed.; Franz Rischard, D.O., M.S.
Salon E

2 – 4:20 p.m.
Exhibits and Research Poster Hall Open

2:10 – 3:05 p.m
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

It’s a Family Business: What Every Clinician Should Know About Heritable PAH
C. Gregory Elliott, M.D., MACP, FCCP; Lisa Wheeler, BSMT
Salon G

Physiologic Phenotyping of the Patient With Dyspnea and PH: Out of the Genome and Into Reality
Paul Forfia, M.D.; Fran Rogers, MSN, CRNP
Salon H

Virtual Patient Visits for Management of the PH Patient: Is Virtual a Reality?
Nancy Bair, R.N., MSN, APRN, CNS-BC
Salon F

What’s Old Is New Again: The Role of the Potts Shunt in Pediatric PH
Michelle Cash, MSN, R.N., APRN; R. Mark Grady, M.D.
Brookside A-B

3:15 – 4:10 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

Baby, We Can Handle This: PH Associated With Lung Disease in Infancy
Jennifer Beier, R.N., MSN, CPNP-PC; Emma Olson, M.S., R.N., C-PNP
Brookside A-B

Interpreting Statistical Data: Making Sense of the Latest PH Research
Trushil Shah, M.D., M.S.
Salon H

A Tricky Mission for the PAH Clinician: A Case-Based Interactive Discussion on Prostacyclin Therapy Transitions
Rebekah Anguiano, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP; Laura Duvall, PharmD, BCPS; Kevin Kissling, PharmD, BCPS
Salon F

We’re All in This Together: Multidisciplinary Care for Complex PH Patients
Jaclyn Doyle, M.S., APRN, FNP-BC; Allyson Rupp, M.S.W., LCSW
Salon G

4:20 – 5:20 p.m.
Unopposed Research Poster Viewing & Refreshments

5:20 – 6:20 p.m.
Networking Reception

Saturday, Oct. 7

7:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Exhibits & Research Poster Hall Open

7:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Breakfast

New Frontiers in Lung Transplantation
Pablo Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D.; Fernando Torres, M.D.
Salon E

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.
Mentor and PHPN Committee Meet and Greet

9:20 – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

Breaking Bad: Methamphetamines and PH
Andrea Gergay Baird, M.S.W., LCSW; Nimi Tarango, R.N., M.S., NP-BC
Salon F

Early Screening and Detection of PAH in Patients With Connective Tissue Disease
Scott Visovatti, M.D.; Amber Young, M.D.
Salon G

Short-term Use of Prostacyclin Analogs to Improve Surgical Candidacy for Patients With Pediatric Heart Disease
Elizabeth Colglazier, M.S., CPNP-AC
Brookside A-B

WHO Group 2 PH: A Retrospective
Kathy Galvin, ANP-C, CHFN; William Hopkins, M.D.
Salon H

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:40 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

Comfort for the Messenger: Navigating Difficult Discussions in Pulmonary Hypertension
Rana Awdish, M.D.; Carla Pies, DNP, ARNP, ACHPN; Traci Stewart, R.N., MSN, CHFN
Salon F

Picture Perfect: Imaging of Pulmonary Hypertension
Christopher Barnett, M.D., M.P.H.; Ahmed Gharib, M.D.
Salon G

Please Wake Me: Nightmares in Pediatric PH
Daniela Brady, FNP; Delphine Young, M.D.
Brookside A-B

Walk the Line: Benefits to Using Sub-maximal Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a More Comprehensive Approach to Care
Julie Tracy, M.Sc.
Salon H

11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

The Hole Picture: Atrial Septal Defect Creation in the Pediatric Patient With PH
Russel Hirsch, M.D.
Brookside A-B

The Liver-Lung Connection: Understanding and Treating Portopulmonary Hypertension
Hilary DuBrock, M.D., M.M.Sc.; James Runo, M.D.
Salon G

Making Every Breath Count: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Oxygen Therapy
Tonya Zeiger, RRT, CPFT
Salon H

Nightmares in PH: What Else Can Happen, You Ask?
Scarlett Harden, MSN, ACNP-BC; Martha Kingman, DNP, FNP-C
Salon F

12:55 – 2:15 p.m.
Lunch

Exploration Station: Novel Pathways for Treating PAH
Salon E

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Post-Symposium Workshop

Post-Symposium Workshop: PH Care Centers (PHCC)
Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP-BC; Wendy Hill, MSN, NP-C; Joel Wirth, M.D.
Brookside A-B

Topics may include:

  • Adult & Pediatric Centers of Comprehensive Care (CCC) and Regional Clinical Programs (RCP)
    • Application and criteria
    • Patient roster
    • Review process
  • Expectations from accredited PHCCs
  • PHA Registry (PHAR) updates
  • PHCC re-accreditation

There is no additional fee for Symposium registrants to attend this workshop. Seating is limited, and the workshop will begin promptly following the end of Symposium.

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

Professional Education Services Group  Professional Education Services Group

2017 PH Professional Network Symposium
Live Conference
Bethesda, MD
6-7 October 2017

Continuing Education Accreditations

Continuing Education Information
This continuing education activity is provided through collaboration between the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social workers, and respiratory therapists, as well as a general participation certificate for other attendees.

All participants seeking continuing education credit must record their attendance and complete an activity evaluation. Please go to https://pha.cds.pesgce.com to complete this process no later than 11/20/17.

Disclosures:
PESG staff, PHA staff, program planners and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. Faculty disclosure information is available at: https://phassociation.org/symposium/

Physicians
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Professional Education Services Group and the PHA. Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Professional Education Services Group designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 11.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between PHA and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). Professional Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides a maximum of 11.5 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse PractitionersProfessional Education Services Group is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.  Provider number: 031105.  This course if offered for 11.5 contact hours. Pharmacology credit is being calculated.

Physician Assistants
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Professional Education Services Group and the PHA. Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Professional Education Services Group designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 11.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physician assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationProfessional Education Services Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program will provide a maximum of 11.5 contact hours for participants attending all conference CPE activities. UAN are provided for each session.

Social Workers
This Program is approved by The National Association of Social Workers for 11.0 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Respiratory Therapists
This Continuing Respiratory Education (CRCE) system of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) grants approval for 11.5 hours for this course.

Other Professionals:
All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a Certificate of Participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support was provided for this activity.

Participation Costs:
The cost to participate in these CE sessions is included in the registration cost for the Meeting.

CME Inquiries:
For all CME related inquiries, please contact us at support@pesgce.com.

Additional Information:
Additional Information about this activity can be found at:
https://phassociation.org/symposium/

How to Claim CE Credit
PHA 2017 PH Professional Network Symposium

  1. Go to the following URL: https://pha.cds.pesgce.com
  2. Select the activity: 2017 PH Professional Network Symposium
  3. Enter an e-mail address and password to begin setting up your profile.
  4. Verify, correct, or add your information
  5. Proceed and complete the activity evaluation for each session you attend
  6. Upon completing your evaluations, you can print your CE Certificate. Your CE record will also be stored here for later retrieval.
  7. Please note that you must also complete the Overall Meeting Evaluation Form before you can print your CE certificate.
  8. If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, your records will be reported directly to CPE Monitor.
  9. The website is open for completing your evaluation for 45 days after the event.
  10. After the website has closed, you can come back to the site at any time to print your certificate, but you will not be able to add any evaluations.

Please send any customer service requests to support@pesgce.com.

Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN
Chair, Symposium Committee
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OhioDaniela Brady, FNP
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, N.Y.Patricia Gresham, MSN, ANP-BC, CCRN
UCSF-Fresno/CRMC
San Francisco, Calif.Amy Heidenreich, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KansasLauren Hulett, RN, BSN, MBA
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KansasJavier 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, TexasJennalyn Mayeux, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
University of Utah
Draper, UtahStephanie 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.

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medication Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) to require the disclosure of anyone who is in control of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

Please click here for a full list of conflict of interest disclosures submitted and resolved for the 2017 PH Professional Network Symposium.

Diamond Sponsors

Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Bayer HealthCare

Platinum Sponsor

Gilead Sciences

Gold Sponsor

United Therapeutics

Silver Sponsors

Accredo®

SteadyMed Therapeutics