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ISHLT 2011 Pulmonary Hypertension Council Report Myung H. Park, MD April 16, 2011 San Diego, CA.

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1 ISHLT 2011 Pulmonary Hypertension Council Report Myung H. Park, MD April 16, 2011 San Diego, CA

2 Reports from 2011 PH Sessions 3 rd year of establishing focused topics in Pulmonary Hypertension –Taking from lessons learned from previous years: Redirected focus of topics –PH related to LHD, valvular disease, perioperative management –RV: mechanism, evaluation, management of RV failure –PAH: latest developments, most relevant topics, take home messages for clinicians

3 Reports from 2011 PH Sessions Great attendance and interest –Pre-meeting symposium Whats New in PAH (~ ) Challenges in Lung Tranplantation (~150) CTEPH (~60) –Main Meeting Failing RV (>300) PH Complicating LV failure – sunrise (~120) Controversies in PH – currently being held –Scientific Sessions 2 oral Abstract presentations and 1 minioral – all very well attended –Satellite CME Meeting Basic science paired with clinical dilemmas on clinical applicability of prostacycline ~ 90 in attendance.

4 PH Council Initiatives for 2012 Meeting Suggestions and Proposals under consideration –Cross-fertilization with other Councils sharing similar interests Pediatrics, Heart Failure, MCS –Partnership with Junior Council to involve junior faculty in PH –Expand the focus on Right Ventricle –Pair basic scientists with clinicians to discuss a focused theme

5 PH Council Initiatives for 2012 Meeting Measures to increase abstract submissions –2011: 46 –2010: 33 –2009: 50 –2008: 13 –2007: 24 Continue to build and strengthen industry support –Marked interest in supporting ISHLT for upcoming meetings expressed

6 PH Council Workforces Directions and Initiatives Standard and Guideline Workforce –ISHLT endorsement of ESC PH Guidelines published –White Paper on RV failure almost completed RV and PH (Bob Frantz) Education Workforce –2012 program development –Core competency in PH Registries Workforce –Outcome queries from ISHLT database regarding PH and transplant being evaluated Communications Workforce –Submissions to ISHLT Link – blasts to council members Developmental Workforce –Build upon current support –Cultivate new sources of support –Work with Pulmonary Hypertension Association

7 PH Council Request to the Board of Directors and Programs Committee To continue our trajectory of growth: –Hope to continue to be able to: Spread PH related topics throughout the meeting Integrate different themes and presentations - case based/didactic discussion, pro/con, basic science/clinical management –Collaborate with the Programs Committee in formulating logistics of placement of symposiums


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