Allied health professionals: Mark your calendar for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium, Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Join your PH colleagues for this year’s online event to network and earn continuing education credit.

This year’s PHPN Symposium, “PHiguring Out the Puzzle: Pieces to Innovative, Patient-Centered Care,” will be virtual for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, the event brings PH-treating health care professionals to Washington, D.C., every two years for professional development, networking, fundraising and advocacy.

Popular features of the event, including Advocacy Day and Trivia Night, will continue this year in digital formats. Trivia Night, set for Oct. 1, will raise money for patient scholarships to PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Trivia Night 2019 raised more than $10,000 for PHA’s Conference Scholarship Fund.

Keynote sessions include:

PH Through the Decades: Progress and Patient-Centered Care, presented by Bob Frantz, M.D.

State of the Union in PH, presented by Vallerie McLaughlin, M.D., and Victor Tapson, M.D.

Navigating Difficult Discussions in Pulmonary Hypertension, presented by Rana Awdish, M.D.

Risk Assessment and the Importance of Achieving Low Risk Status, presented by Raymond Benza, M.D.

Recent Findings from the PVDOMICS Study, presented by Anna Hemnes, M.D.

Symposium also will feature:

  • Lightning-round poster presentations. Attendees can earn continuing education credit for visiting abstract authors in the virtual exhibit hall and listen to lightning-round presentations of some of the most compelling research.
  • Pediatric programming. Pediatric topics will be scheduled for every breakout session during the conference. Program information applies to pediatric and adult patients.
  • Accredited education sessions. Attendees of the online event can earn up to 12.5 hours of continuing medical education credit/continuing education units for breakout and general sessions, as well as poster hall presentations. An additional 12 hours can be earned afterward through on-demand recordings.

Register by July 7 to take advantage of the early bird discount.

The call for abstracts for this year’s Symposium is open until June 1. View submission guidelines, and submit abstracts here.