Pulmonary hypertension (PH) health professionals can meet the primary author of recently released PH guidelines at the PH Professional Network Symposium. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) event is Sept. 28-30 in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Marc Humbert will discuss new guidelines for diagnosing and treating PH in one of the symposium’s general sessions. The guidelines, developed by a taskforce from the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society, were published in August 2022. They include updated hemodynamic definitions of PH and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) that might influence early detection strategies; updated diagnostic algorithms; and recommended testing.

Dr. Humbert is the lead author of the 2022 guidelines and director of respiratory and intensive care at the French Pulmonary Hypertension Reference Centre in Paris. PHA’s spring issue of Pathlight will feature a comprehensive article on the new guidelines based on interviews with Dr. Humbert and Anna Hemnes, chair of PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council.

In addition the session on the new PH guidelines, the PHPN Symposium will feature discussions on:

  • Best practices for effective PH care teams.
  • New innovations in drugs/therapies.
  • Wellness and mental health.

This year’s PHPN Symposium, “PHoundation for a Brighter Future,” will focus on how to deliver high quality, patient-centered care through multidisciplinary collaboration.

The PHPN Symposium attracts hundreds of health care professionals to learn from renowned PH experts. Join more than 500 health care professionals for opportunities to network with your peers, earn continuing education credit, and engage in need-to-know topics. All health care professionals are encouraged to attend. Registration will open in March.