The Puerto Rico PHA Support Group was invited to exhibit during the 8th Congress of the Coalition of Asthma and other Respiratory Diseases held Sept 20-22. The group showcased a display of information regarding pulmonary hypertension (PH) and the support groups that exist in Puerto Rico. This two-and-a-half-day event offered continuing education credits for a variety of conditions (including PH) for physicians, pulmonologists and respiratory therapists.
The conference included presentations by:
Dr. Ricardo Fernandez on “Pulmonary Embolism and Its Relationship with the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension and CTEPH.”
Dr. Elba Rosa Martin on “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Relationship with Hypertension Pulmonary Among Other Conditions.”
Dr. Teodosio Rucabado on “Pulmonary Hypertension Group 2 (related to heart problems).”
Dr. Vinicio De Jesus-Perez on “The 6th World Symposium: New Classification Guidelines and How to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension Patients.”
Dr. Alvaro Aranda on “Pulmonary Fibrosis, the Conditions That Precede the Development of Fibrosis and Its Complications, Including Transplant.”
Dr. Satlish Chandrashekaran on “Lung Transplant, Indications and Results.”
“Our support group is focused on keeping the patients and caregivers well informed about the condition, new treatments and increasing their self-esteem,” says Maria Rosario, Support Group Leader of the Puerto Rico group.