Learn from PH experts in sessions and interactive presentations. Meet other patients and families living with PH. PHA on the Road is a chance to learn what you need to know to manage your health, get lifestyle tips and make some friends who understand what life with PH is like.

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PHA is hosting PHA on the Road in two cities in 2018

Long Beach, Calif.
Long Beach, Calif. Forum
Milwaukee Forum

“My first opportunity to meet with others living with PH. Came away with so many tips, encouragement and a support group in my area to attend. Thank you PHA and sponsors for On the Road!”

Sherry Pierce, 2017 Providence, R.I., PHA on the Road participant

“This event was very helpful to me to better understand the disease. I left feeling my son will improve.

Bill Mellin, Providence, R.I., PHA on the Road participant

“Excellent conference. Lots of useful information which was presented in a down-to-earth manner.”

Pittsburgh PHA on the Road participant

“I’ve been to other support group education programs. This was clearly the best all around …”

2017 Pittsburgh, PHA on the Road participant

“What a wonderful day. I’m so blessed to have a support system like PHA, from the staff to the members. So grateful for everything.”

Kiara Tatum, Providence, R.I., PHA on the Road participant

“I’ve had PAH now for 14 years, and this is my third PHA on the Road. I have always come away having learned something new. PHA on the Road is a great educational source for both the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors.”

2017 Pittsburgh, PHA on the Road participant

“Overall A+, first-rate conference … thank you to all the staff at PHA for putting on a first-rate show!”

2017 Providence, R.I., PHA on the Road participant

PHA on the Road is a blessing to all and special to the patients that cannot travel to the national conference.”

Stephanie Layer, 2017 St. Paul, Minn., PHA on the Road participant

“A worthwhile learning experience.”

2017 Portland, Ore., PHA on the Road participant


PHA on the Road is a free education and networking event for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and their families. This patient-focused program offers presentations by PH expert physicians and interactive Q&A sessions with PH-treating health care professionals. PHA on the Road is an opportunity to learn from PH experts about what you need to know to manage every aspect of your health.

This program also offers several opportunities to meet others in the area who are living with PH and understand the challenges of life with this disease. You’ll learn lifestyle tips along the way on how to live your best life with PH. If you cannot join us for the whole day – no problem! Please register and attend the sessions you can.

PHA will be “on the road” in two cities in 2018 to make connections with families living with PH and provide education, support and networking opportunities – all free of charge.

Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Milwaukee, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018


  • Kids’ Room for complimentary day-of child care services (kids 3-17; no diapers please).
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks.
  • Complimentary valet or self-parking.
  • Support group sessions and interactive presentations.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please invite your friends and family to join you! If you have any questions, please contact Lori Lopez at LoriL@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 ext. 744. We’ll see you “on the road!”

Common Session Topics at PHA on the Road:

  • Diagnosing PH: Tests, tests and more tests.
  • Communicating and advocating for yourself in a PH emergency.
  • Finding insurance coverage and making it work.
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle choices in PH: Managing your diuretics and fluids.
  • The important benefits of exercise and pulmonary rehab programs in PH.
  • Oxygen: How to manage it at home, at work and on the go.
  • What’s on the horizon: Clinical trials and new treatments.

PHA on the Road National Co-Chairs

Wendy Hill, MSN, FNP-C Wendy Hill, M.S.N., FNP-C
PHA on the Road national co-chair
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Thenappan Thenappan, M.D. Thenappan Thenappan, M.D.
PHA on the Road national co-chair
University of Minnesota Medical School

More Information Coming Soon!


Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.


United Therapeutics Corporation


Gilead Sciences, Inc.

This is a program of the PHA Medical Education Fund, made possible through educational grants from our supporters.