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1 Pulmonary Hypertension Council Report Robert P. Frantz, MD April 21, 2012 Prague

2 PH Council Leadership Chair: Robert Frantz (to 2014) Vice Chair: Mardi Gomberg-Maitland Education: Dana McGlothlin Communication: Veronica DeFranco Standards and Guidelines: Teresa DeMarco Registries and Database: Ivan Robbins, Steve Mathai Development: Evelyn Horn Basic Science: TBD (Interim Mardi Gomberg-Maitland) I2C2: John Granton

3 Reports from 2012 Scientific Sessions 4 th year of producing sessions with pulmonary hypertension theme 3 pre-meeting symposia: Potpourri of Special Topics in PH Potpourri of Special Topics in PH The RV and Pulmonary Vascular Load in Health and Disease The RV and Pulmonary Vascular Load in Health and Disease Congenital Heart Disease: PH Dilemmas in Pediatrics and Adult Patients Congenital Heart Disease: PH Dilemmas in Pediatrics and Adult Patients

4 Reports from 2012 Scientific Sessions Concurrent Symposia: Lung transplantation for PAH – world-wide panel discussion Lung transplantation for PAH – world-wide panel discussion Following the RV through Thick and Thin Following the RV through Thick and Thin PH in Chronic Parenchymal Lung Disease – Does it Matter? PH in Chronic Parenchymal Lung Disease – Does it Matter? Thursday lunch session: Optimised PAH Management: Doing the Right thing for the Right heart (sponsored by United Therapeutics) Thursday lunch session: Optimised PAH Management: Doing the Right thing for the Right heart (sponsored by United Therapeutics)

5 Reports from 2012 Scientific Sessions Abstracts 58 accepted for accepted for in in in in in in in in in in 2007

6 PH Council Workforces Directions and Initiatives Standards and Guideline Workforce –White paper on RV Failure in PH To submit JLHT 2012 –Noncardiac surgery perioperative management of PAH patient –Montreal 2013 Consensus Conference on hemodynamic criteria and nomenclature for PH in left heart failure Education Workforce –Core competency in PH –PAH Masters Academy for 2014 San Diego Registries Workforce –Outcome queries from databases regarding PH and transplant being evaluated (Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, Fernando Torres) Communications Workforce –Submissions to ISHLT Link – blasts to council members Development Workforce –Maintain current support (Gold Partner: United Therapeutics Silver Partners: Actelion, Gilead Corporate Partner: Bayer –Cultivate new sources of support

7 PH Council Request to the Board of Directors and Programs Committee Consideration of Plenary Session with PH/RV themes Continue to spread PH related topics throughout the meeting Continue to spread PH related topics throughout the meeting Integrate different themes and presentations - case based/didactic discussion, pro/con, basic science/clinical management Cross-council collaborative sessions

8 PH Council Request to the Board of Directors and Programs Committee Assist with initiatives to encourage broader attendance of the PH community Non transplant PH specialists Non transplant PH specialists International attendance/participation International attendance/participation Consideration of industry funded travel grants for trainees to attend meeting Consideration of industry funded travel grants for trainees to attend meeting Further discounting of fees for trainees presenting abstracts Further discounting of fees for trainees presenting abstracts Support for non-member invited speakers for PH Council Scientific Session proposals Support for non-member invited speakers for PH Council Scientific Session proposals


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