A FREE EVENT FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
“These [PHA on the Road programs] are great and invaluable. I hope to attend more in the future.”
“I had no idea that there were different kinds of diagnoses when it came to PH. Now I have a better understanding of my mother’s condition and why she has gotten the treatment she has.”
“I wish I had all the information I was given at PHA on the Road when I was first diagnosed because it was extremely helpful.”
“Informative, fun, filling, delicious, easy parking…everything was great. Thanks to PHA for funding this event. I hope other PH patients and caregivers throughout the United States enjoy this event as much as my partner and I.”
“Thank you so much for offering this forum. I needed a quick “dunk” into information and understanding this newly diagnosed disease. You have given me comfort, hope and resources!”
“This was my first time doing any kind of PH event and it exceeded all my expectations. Learned a lot of new information and met some wonderful new friends who understand what I’m going through.”
“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!”
“This event was very helpful to me to better understand the disease. I left feeling my son will improve.“
“Excellent conference. Lots of useful information which was presented in a down-to-earth manner.”
“I’ve been to other support group education programs. This was clearly the best all around …”
“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.”
“Overall A+, first-rate conference … thank you to all the staff at PHA for putting on a first-rate show!”
“PHA on the Road is a blessing to all and special to the patients that cannot travel to the national conference.”
“A worthwhile learning experience.”
PHA ON THE ROAD
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 held events in San Francisco on Aug. 10, 2019, and Kansas City, Kan., on Oct. 12, 2019. Check back to this page for updates on events for 2020.
- Kids’ Room for complimentary day-of child care services (kids 3-17; no diapers please).
- Complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks.
- Complimentary self-parking.
- Support group sessions and interactive presentations.
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 rehabilitation 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.