PHA on the Road-San Francisco

In less than three weeks, PHA on the Road travels to San Francisco for a day of programming that offers something for everyone, from the newly diagnosed to the long-term caregiver. The event takes place Saturday, August 10.

PHA on the Road features a day of learning with local pulmonary hypertension (PH) experts and connection for members of the PH community. PHA is pleased to announce the schedule of session topics for the day. (Note: Topics are subject to change.)

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.: General Session #1: PH 101: The Journey Through Diagnosis and Treatment

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions #1 (concurrent):

  • Managing Side Effects of PH Medications
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs in PH
  • Understanding and Navigating Health Insurance

11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions #2 (concurrent):

  • Anesthesia and Surgery in PH Patients
  • Optimizing Your Therapies: Changing and Combining PH Medications
  • Oxygen Access and Management

12:10 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch, Lightning Round Q&A and Keynote Presentation

1:40 – 2:30 p.m. Support Group Sessions (concurrent):

  • Caregivers: Support group for people who love someone with PH (caregivers only)
  • Continuing Your Journey: Support group for PH patients of more than three years (patients only)
  • Newly Diagnosed: Support group for people who are at risk, have been recently diagnosed or are still being diagnosed (patients only)
  • Parents: Support group for parents of kids with PH (parents only)

2:40 – 3:30 p.m. General Session #2: Spotlight on PH Research/PHA at Your Fingertips

We will continue to provide further updates for On The Road on the PHA website and on social media using #PHAontheRoad.