* PH Core Competency Academy Scientific Program


 

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
 

8:15 AM   8:20 AM

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

8:20 AM – 9:30 AM

SESSION 1 – LET’S START AT THE START! GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO RV PHYSIOLOGY AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Chair:
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

8:20 AM

What is this New Pulmonary Hypertension? Definitions and Classifications
Adaani Frost, MD, Houston Methodist Lung Center, Houston, TX, USA
 

8:40 AM

Understanding RV Physiology and Coupling to the Pulmonary Circulation
Steven Hsu, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
 

9:00 AM

Right Heart Catheterization: Let’s Do It Right
Brian A. Houston, MD, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

9:20 AM – 10:30 AM

SESSION 2 – THE TRUE PULMONARY VASCULAR DISEASE: GROUP 1 PAH
Chair:
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
 

9:20 AM

Understanding the History and Pathophysiology of PAH
Ioana Preston, MD, Tufts Medical Centre, Boston, MA, USA
 

9:40 AM

What Treatments Can I Give? Management Strategies and Pharmacotherapy
Robert Frantz, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 

10:00 AM

How Do I Know When to Change Treatment? All About Risk
Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc, University of George Washington Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
 

10:20 AM

Panel Discussion
 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK
 

11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

SESSION 3 – BUT THE LV IS NORMAL SO IT CAN’T BE LEFT HEART FAILURE: UNDERSTANDING GROUP 2 PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Chair:
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

11:00 AM

Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Group 2 PH
Jean Luc Vachiery, MD, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
 

11:20 AM

Management and Treatment of Group 2 PH
Marco Guazzi, MD, PhD, University of Milano, Milan, Italy
 

11:40 AM

PH in LVAD and Transplant Candidates: Before, During and After
Robert Frantz, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 

12:00 PM

Case Presentation
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

12:05 PM

Panel Discussion
 

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK (a box lunch is included in the registration fee)
 

1:30 PM   2:30 PM

SESSION 4   JUST TREAT THE LUNG DISEASE: UNDERSTANDING GROUP 3 PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Chair:
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
 

1:30 PM

Diagnosis and Classification of Group 3 PH
Paul Corris, MD, FRCP, Freeman Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
 

1:50 PM

Treatment of PH in Mild/Moderate/Severe Lung Disease with PH
Steven Nathan, MD, Inova Fairfax, Falls Church, VA, USA
 

2:10 PM

Case Presentation
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
 

2:15 PM

Panel Discussion
 

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

SESSION 5 – CLOTS AND ODDITIES? A BRIEF EXPLORATION OF CTEPH AND GROUP 5 PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Chair:
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
 

2:30 PM

A Whistletop Tour of CTEPH: Current Managements and New Advances
Joanna Pepke-Zaba, PhD, FRCP, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
 

2:50 PM

All You Need to Know About Group 5 PH
Dana McGlothlin, MD, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 

3:10 PM

Panel Discussion
 

3:20 PM – 3:50 PM

COFFEE BREAK
 

3:50 PM – 4:45 PM

SESSION 6 – WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DRUGS STOP WORKING: ADVANCED PH MANAGEMENT, RV FAILURE AND TRANSPLANT
Chair:
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

3:50 PM

What To Do When the RV Stops Performing: Medical Management
John Granton, MD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
 

4:10 PM

What To Do When the RV Stops Performing: Mechanical and Surgical Management
Paul Corris, MB, FRCP, Freeman Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
 

4:30 PM

Panel Discussion
 

4:45 PM – 5:35 PM

SESSION 7 – MISCELLANEOUS CASES: PREGNANCY, PERIOPERATIVE AND NURSING
Chair:
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
 

4:45 PM

How to Nurse the Patient with End Stage PH
Wendy Gin-Sing, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
 

5:05 PM

Surgery, Pregnancy and PAH: The Unholy Alliance?
John Granton, MD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
 

5:25 PM

Panel Discussion
 

5:35 PM

SUMMARY / EVALUATION
Colin Church, MRCP, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
Ryan J. Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 

5:40 PM

ADJOURN



*This scientific program is updated each Friday to reflect any changes in information, including room names, session times, speaker information, etc.