Pulmonary Hypertension Association Goes On the Road to Houston With an Education Forum for PH Patients and Families to Help Fight Rare Lung Disease

PHA On the Road is a free full-day regional education forum that delivers much needed PH education and support to patients and families in areas close to home.

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Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

Pulmonary Hypertension Association goes on the road to Houston with an Education Forum for PH patients and families to help fight rare lung disease.

Who:    The Pulmonary Hypertension Association – the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension association that works to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead right to heart failure. Without treatment, mean survivability is only 2.8 years.

What:    PHA On the Road – A free full-day regional education forum that delivers much needed PH education and support to patients and families in areas close to home. The forums feature interactive presentations, education sessions and networking opportunities with other patients, caregivers and medical professionals.

When:    Saturday, September 6, 2014
                8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Westin Houston, Memorial City
             945 Gessner Road
             Houston, TX 77024
             281-501-4300

Why: PHA’s mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the community through support education, research, and advocacy and awareness. PHA does this by connecting and working together with the entire PH community of patients, families and medical professionals. The community of treating physicians has grown from 100 in 1994 to more than 10,000 today. PH has as many or more treatments than all but three of the top rare diseases, growing from one treatment in 1996 to 12 in 2014. Three of those treatments were approved in the last quarter of 2013.

PHA designed the On the Road program to reach PH patients, caregivers and medical professionals across the country every year, especially those who are not able to travel the PHA’s Biennial International Conference and Scientific Sessions. To learn more about pulmonary hypertension and PHA, visit http://www.PHAssociation.org.

Confirmed Speakers and Presenters

Shervin Assassi, MD, MS
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas

Alexander Duarte, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Monica Esquivel, BSN, RN, MSN, ACNPC
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Deborah Jo Levine, MD -Regional Committee Co-Chair /University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Royanne E. Holy, RN, BSN
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Maureen Mayes, MD MPH
University of Texas
Houston Medical School
Houston, Texas

Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Amit Parulekar, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Bela Patel, MD
University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Christina L. Plaisance, BS
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Fadel E. Ruiz, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Zeenat Safdar, MD
Regional Committee Co-Chair
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Victor Test, MD
Texas Tech Medical School
Lubbock, Texas

Aaron Trammell, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Fernando Torres, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

Nidhy Varghese, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Kimberly Winters, RN, BBA
University Health System / University Transplant Center
San Antonio, Texas

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Media Advisory    

Contact:
Renée W. Hockaday
PHA Communications
ReneeH(at)PHAssociation(dot)org
240-485-0774 ph.


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