Health care professionals: Mark your calendar for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s PH Professional Network Symposium, set for Sept. 28-30 in Arlington, Virginia.

This year’s PHPN Symposium, “PHoundation for a Brighter Future,” will focus on the delivery of high quality, patient-centered care through multidisciplinary care team collaboration and the latest treatment guidelines and therapies.

One of the featured sessions will be on wellness and mental health for pulmonary hypertension (PH) providers and patients. Joan Cain, M.S., FNP-BC, ACHPN and Jeffrey Lauzon, M.A., Ph.D., will address patient reaction and provider fatigue related to traumatic events, as well as trauma diagnostic criteria, prevalence rates and treatment recommendations. Their presentation also will offer tips to help patients to have control in navigating their chronic condition.

Cain is a nurse practitioner and adjunct faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina. She works with the palliative care department in an 700-bed hospital and multidisciplinary health care teams to provide excellent care.

Dr. Lauzon is a licensed clinical psychologist at Aurora Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He develops cardiac psychology services in his post-residency fellowship and his clinical practice (inpatient and outpatient) at St. Luke’s Medical Center heart failure and abdominal transplant clinics. He works closely with PH patients through the heart clinic.

Other session topics at the 2023 PHPN Symposium will include:

  • Best practices for effective PH care teams.
  • New innovations in drugs/therapies.
  • 2022 guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

The PHPN Symposium Committee accept late-breaking abstract submissions beginning Friday, March 17. The committee is particularly interested in personalization of care, health disparities and treatment access, transition to new therapies and pediatric PH care.

If your abstract proposal is accepted by the PHPN Symposium Committee, you will be invited to present it during one or more Poster Hall sessions.

If you are interested in presenting a poster at the biennial event, please submit a proposal between March 17 and May 19.

PHA’s 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 hours and engage in the need-to-know topics led by renowned PH experts. All health care professionals are encouraged to attend. Registration will open this month.

Jeffrey Lauzon, M.A., Ph.D.

Joan Cain, M.S., FNP-BC, ACHPN