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  • 2024 PHA Conference in August, anyone?

    Posted by brenda-denzler on March 20, 2024 at 7:50 am

    Is anyone here planning on going to the PHA Conference in August in Indianapolis? I’m strongly considering it, and I was wondering if anyone would benefit from sharing a hotel room, perhaps?

    Debra Gonzales replied 6 days, 23 hours ago 6 Members · 20 Replies
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  • jen-cueva

    Member
    March 20, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    Hi @brenda-denzler, I am thinking about going. But either. my daughter or hubby will be with me. I’ve been in patient-led groups before. They haven’t sent that info yet. Plus, it all depends on my health between now and then, too.

    For anyone who has never been, I always suggest going to one. People come from around the world, and it’s a busy few days, but there is so much to learn.

    Excellent question, Brenda. I’ve had many of my PHriends go and share rooms.

    • brenda-denzler

      Member
      April 2, 2024 at 10:29 am

      Well, as it turns out, I won’t be able to go. I got asked to give a keynote speech at a different conference that, unfortunately, meets on the exact same weekend. So……

      • jen-cueva

        Member
        April 2, 2024 at 5:31 pm

        Oh wow, what event will you be speaking at, @brenda-denzler? No worries if you don’t share; I’m just curious. But shucks on the timing! But sure, you’ll impact a crowd no matter where you speak!

      • brenda-denzler

        Member
        April 2, 2024 at 6:01 pm

        I’ll be delivering the keynote speech at the annual Society for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Studies conference. My dissertation was on UFOs and alien abductions and was published as a book. That book is still positively regarded in the UFO studies field. It’s been so long since I’ve had a need to be an academic that I’m kinda afraid.

      • jen-cueva

        Member
        April 4, 2024 at 1:57 pm

        Wow, @brenda-denzler, you keep me intrigued! You are such a fascinating woman and soul! As you share some of your experiences, I need to get a bit busier in life. Hehe

        It’s so cool, and I know you’ll do an amazing job as the keynote speaker in August! We are all here cheering you on. This is my hubby Manny’s interest. I’ll let him know. 👽

      • Colleen Steele

        Member
        June 12, 2024 at 1:26 pm

        @brenda-denzler I hope your speech went well. What is the name of your book regarding UFO’s? So interesting! Was your speech recorded and if so, would you be willing to share it with us? We support the whole person here and every aspect of our lives.

      • brenda-denzler

        Member
        June 12, 2024 at 3:17 pm

        I hope it WILL go well, Colleen. I don’t give it until August. At the same time as the PHA conference, sadly. I’m still writing it. Hope I have something to say that will be relevant and of interest to folks, but ya’ never know…..

        And I also don’t know what the URL for the conference will be or whether it will be recorded (probably will) or whether, if it is, it will be publicly available in recorded form. Then again, if it’s not really relevant, then there’s no real point….

        It’s been fun getting back into the UFO scene again, though it is much as I suspected: being out of the loop for 20 years is easily remedied by a few months of serious reading to catch up. Things tend not to move quickly in the UFO community!

        I hope all is well with you and yours. If I remember correctly (and I’m not at all sure that I do), you were moving east, a little while back. Did you get the move completed? How are things now?

      • Colleen Steele

        Member
        June 14, 2024 at 7:13 pm

        My brain must have been lazy that day. It knew you weren’t making the conference because of the speech and yet I also thought you did the speech back in April. LOL!

        I have moved in with my parents back in NJ. I still have to sell my home in WA but I haven’t decided yet when I will put it on the market. For now my youngest son is living in it and completing some renovation’s before we sell.

  • jen-cueva

    Member
    June 11, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Who else in the forums is planning to attend the 2024 PHA Conference in Indianapolis this August? When I spoke to them last month, the staff at PHA told me it’s NOT too late to apply for a scholarship. If you’ve never attended one, they are more likely to offer you a scholarship.

    If you are not a member of PHA yet, you can contact them via email or phone, and they will assist you in obtaining or renewing a membership, even if you are experiencing financial difficulties. They strive to accommodate as many individuals as possible, recognizing that their dedication and enthusiasm for preparing for this significant and impactful event is benefiting people worldwide.

    Below is their section about the PHA Conference. -💜

    https://conference.phassociation.org/

  • Marcie

    Member
    June 11, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    I’ll be there! It’s definitely something everyone with PH needs to experience at least once. I hope you’ll be able to attend in 2026 Brenda. Good luck at the other engagement though, it sounds super interesting.

    • Colleen Steele

      Member
      June 12, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      @Marcie @Terese Tuohey awesome! I will look forward to hearing about it and maybe see some pictures.

      • jen-cueva

        Member
        June 12, 2024 at 3:32 pm

        Hi @Marcie, I hope to see you and @Terese Tuohey during the conference. Are there others attending this year? We all should connect at some point. @Hall Skåra, you usually attend, right?

        I always tell everyone, you need to go at least once! It’s such an incredible few days , busy but so worth it!

  • Terese Tuohey

    Member
    June 12, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    I’ll be attending this conference – and will be part of the CTEPH break-out session as well. It’s Friday at 2:30. I’m the patient half of the session, and Dr. Sanjay is the medical half.

    Brenda, congrats on YOUR talk! I understand how you feel – excited and maybe just a little apprehensive. It’s been years since I presented anything at a conference, too. I do have someone to room with already, and we’ll be driving in together as well. Jen, I hope I do get to meet you there!

    • jen-cueva

      Member
      June 12, 2024 at 3:33 pm

      You are doing yours Friday night, opening evening; so cool, @Terese Tuohey! You’ll love Dr. Sahay; he is so kind and passionate. I hope to be there in time to see your session.

  • jen-cueva

    Member
    June 12, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    Hey @brenda-denzler, I am optimistic it will go well. Writing about your UFO studies and your passion with anything that interests you and you write about shines through. Like Colleen, if possible, I would love to hear it afterward, so please let us know.

    How have you been feeling in the meantime?

  • Marcie

    Member
    June 12, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    Yes @jen-cueva we definitely need to meet up! We’ll get there Wednesday around lunchtime. I’ll send you my number so we can be sure to get together at some point.

    • jen-cueva

      Member
      June 13, 2024 at 2:23 pm

      Hi @Marcie That sounds great. I am working on planning our flights this week, so I will let you know when we arrive at the hotel. I would love to meet you and hug you, my PHriend. I sent you my number, too. Thanks- I am so excited!

  • Debra Gonzales

    Member
    June 13, 2024 at 8:45 pm

    I will be attending the conference for the first time. Hope to meet some of you there. Good luck on your speech Brenda-denzler.

    • jen-cueva

      Member
      June 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Hi, @Debra Gonzales. That’s amazing. You’ll enjoy it but also be so tired afterward. I am happy to connect with you. I’ll be in my wheelchair, with my hubby pushing me most of the time, or using my portable oxygen for shorter distances.

      Are you so thrilled? What day are you arriving at the hotel? We are figuring out our flight dates, but we have to go with hubby’s approval at work, too. I’ll keep y’all posted here.

  • Debra Gonzales

    Member
    July 9, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Jen

    I am arriving on the 16th. I hope my stamina is up to the travel, and all the walking I will have to do. I do plan on arranging for a wheelchair at the airport. I have not flown since my diagnosis, my pulmonary arterial pressure is much lower than first diagnosed. I feel I will be fine during the flight. I am excited to meet everyone. I hope to meet up with Dr Matusov who first treated me on California. He is one of the speakers. Not sure if patients will be allowed at his talk. I have to contact him and find out what days he will be there. I hope to meet you there.

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