Registration opens Feb. 11 for PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions in Atlanta.

If you’re planning to attend the June 10-12 event, make sure your Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) membership is up to date. PHA members receive discounted conference registration and can apply for scholarships to attend.

For patients and caregivers, the $15 annual PHA membership fee saves at least $85 on PHA 2022 registration.

The scholarship program provides opportunities for people recently diagnosed with PH and/or first-time attendees to experience this life-changing event. Conference scholarships include registration fees and money toward travel and lodging. Those eligible include:

  • Adults with PH and companion/caregivers who have financial need and haven’t previously received conference scholarships.
  • Pediatric patients (under 18 years) with a parent/caregiver who have financial need.
  • International scholarships for leaders of non-U.S. PH associations.
  • PHA Support Group Leaders and PHA PHriends volunteers. (Covers registration costs only.)

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants should apply for a scholarship then wait to hear from the PHA Scholarship Committee before registering for PHA 2022. Patient memberships must be valid through June 12, 2022, (the end of PHA 2022) to apply for scholarships or receive the membership conference rate.

PHA established the conference scholarship program in 2006 to further ease the financial burden of registration fees, which are heavily subsidized through PHA.

PHA 2022 offers three days of educational programming and networking — empowering attendees to manage their health and live longer, better lives.

Conference safety
All PHA conference attendees, volunteers and staff must provide proof of vaccination to attend PHA 2022. Attendees over age 5 must show vaccination proof in the registration process. Attendees must have received two inoculations (or one in the case of Johnson & Johnson) and a booster of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by May 15.

For those who are not vaccinated, or can’t attend in person, consider registering for the streaming option. PHA will broadcast specific sessions each day throughout the conference.

Face masks will be required for all in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, unless eating or drinking. Attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing while in the event space.

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