Women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) deal with a host of different issues including family planning, dating and relationships and self-image. Because these topics can be difficult to discuss, the 2019 PHPN Symposium for health care professionals, “Influencing the Practice: The Art and Science of Treating Pulmonary Hypertension,” Sept. 5-7 in Washington, D.C., will feature “Women’s Issues in PH” to address these challenging issues.  Co-presented by PHA Chair Karen A. Fagan, M.D. and Amy Kimber, R.N., APNP, this session’s development was inspired by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) recently published “Living with PH: A Guide to Intimacy.”

Symposium begins this year with Advocacy Day, Sept. 5, a day in which participants can make a difference in the lives of patients with PH, all in a fun, supportive environment. No advocacy experience is needed and PHA will provide in-person training and materials to help make the day’s visit to Capitol Hill as rewarding as possible. Health care professionals will meet with members of Congress in a small group of colleagues and a PHA staff person or experienced advocate to educate this year’s new Congressional leadership about the critical treatment-access challenges facing the PH community. To participate, Symposium attendees can add Advocacy Day to their Symposium registration. For more information on Advocacy Day, go to PHAssociation.org/Symposium/Advocacy-Day or call Katie Kroner at 301-565-3004 x749.