The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is hosting their annual educational event “PHA On The Road,” a free educational forum to help both pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and their families and caregivers fight the rare lung disease, which affects blood pressure in the lungs, and with no treatment has a survivability of only 2.8 years. The forum will be traveling to San Diego on Saturday, September 20th.
The event consists of a free, full-day regional educational forum dedicated to delivering instruction and support to patients, families, caregivers, as well as medical professionals in locations close to their homes. During the day, the PHA will offer interactive presentations, education sessions, and networking opportunities with other patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.
According to the association, PHA On the Road program was designed ” . . . 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,” the association’s main event, which is held every two years and brings together medical professionals, researchers, patients, families, and advocates from all over the world.
The PHA has been dedicated to both supporting research for pulmonary hypertension and finding ways to prevent the disease by engaging and working in collaboration with the community through education, research, and advocacy and awareness programs such as PHA On the Road.
In San Diego, California, the “PHA On the Road” event will take place Saturday, September 20th, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Westin San Diego on West Broadway. Confirmed speakers at the educational forum in San Diego include William Auger, MD, from the University of California and San Diego Medical Center, Vijay Balasubramanian, MD , from the University of California, and Thao Drcar, MS, ANP-BC, CNS, from the University of California, and San Diego Medical Center. More information about the event can be seen at the website of the event here. The PHA had already taken to the road in Houston, Texas on a similar day that took place on September 6th.