After months of anticipation, the 2019 PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium, “Influencing the Practice: The Art and Science of Treating Pulmonary Hypertension,” opens on Sept. 5 for three days of advocacy, learning and lots of fun in Washington, D.C.

Symposium officially kicks off with the annual Advocacy Day as PH professionals go to Capitol Hill to advocate for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients with their local representatives. After a day on the Hill, attendees will gather for an inspiring keynote on “Why We Do What We Do” by George Ruiz, M.D.

Friday and Saturday will feature almost 30 sessions on the latest in PH research from a who’s who of PH experts. Topics include new treatments, management of pediatric PH and even some “PH Jeopardy!.” In all, attendees can earn up to 12.5 hours of CME/CE. Between sessions, there will be opportunities to visit the poster hall to see this year’s accepted abstracts.

A new addition to this year’s list of activities is the Inaugural PHPN Trivia Night, where teams can test their knowledge of PH and other less-technical topics. Trivia Night supports the PHA Conference Scholarship Fund, with all proceeds used to send newly diagnosed patients to the PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions.

Conference goers will also have numerous opportunities to network at meet and greet events throughout the weekend.

Another event of interest will be a post-symposium bonus session on PHA Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) accreditation, re-accreditation and the PHA Registry (PHAR).

Although online registration for this year’s symposium is now closed, onsite registration is still available. To learn more, visit the Symposium page.