Pulmonary Hypertension Association Travels to San Diego for PHA On The Road to Help Fight Rare Lung Disease

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The free full-day regional education forum delivers much needed pulmonary hypertension education and support to patients and families in areas close to home.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

The free full-day regional education forum delivers much needed pulmonary hypertension education and support to patients and families in areas close to home.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Travels to San Diego for PHA On The Road
Free 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 to right 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 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where:
Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-4500

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

William Auger, MD*
Regional Committee Co-Chair
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Vijay Balasubramanian, MD
University of California, San Francisco – Fresno

Thao Drcar, MS, ANP-BC, CNS
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Antoine Hage, MD
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Monica Horn, RN, CCRN, CCTC*
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Michael Lewis, MD*
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Demosthenes Papamatheakis, MD
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Jeffrey Sager, MD, MSc*
Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants

Melissa Stinson, NP
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz, MD*
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Glenna Traiger, RN, MSN*
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

Victor Tapson, MD*
Regional Committee Co-Chair
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH*
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles

Donna Guadiz, RN, BSN, CCRN, CCTC
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Wendy Hill, RN, MSN, NP-C*
VA Greater LA Healthcare System/ University of California, Los Angeles

Kim Kerr, MD*
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Netty Levine, MS, RD, CDE
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Sandra Lombardi, RN*
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

David Poch, MD
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Rajan Saggar, MD*
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

Theresa Swartz, RN, MSN, CCRN, CSC
Paloma Medical Group, University of California, Irvine

Diane Tanaka, MD
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

  • Regional Committee Member

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