Registration opens Feb. 11 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. PHA is excited to offer scholarships to people with PH and their caregivers who need financial support to attend PHA 2022 in Atlanta.

If you plan to attend, it’s a good time to join PHA or renew your membership because membership is required to apply for scholarships and receive discounted conference rates. PHA members also receive a subscription to the quarterly member magazine, Pathlight.

For patients and caregivers, the $15 annual PHA membership rate saves at least $85 in registration fees. Conference scholarships include registration fees and money toward travel and lodging:

  • Adults with PH and companion/caregivers who have never received a scholarship and have financial need.
  • 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 when registration opens 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. The scholarship program is intended to provide people recently diagnosed with PH and/or first-time attendees the opportunity to experience this life-changing event.