Since its inception, PHA has served as the center point of the PH community's progress toward new research and treatments, increased awareness, education and support for the people who live and work with this disease on a daily basis.
PHA's International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions is the largest gathering of the pulmonary hypertension community in the world, and the 2016 Conference promises to be no different. Bringing together patients, caregivers and family members, nurses and other allied health professionals, physicians, researchers and leaders of PH associations from around the globe, Conference will provide three days of education, networking and support for the pulmonary hypertension community.
PHA’s International PH Conferences bring together more than 1,500 patients, caregivers, medical professionals and other friends of PHA every two years to share information on the latest research, treatments and lifestyle issues with PH.
The exhibit hall at PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions is not your ordinary tradeshow. Exhibit hall visitors range from kids and adults with pulmonary hypertension to family members of patients to the world’s leading PH medical professionals.
From simple beginnings - four women who met around a kitchen table in Florida in 1991 - the Pulmonary Hypertension Association has evolved into an international community of over 16,000 pulmonary hypertension patients, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals.
We are now the largest and oldest PH association in the world, and we are changing the history of an illness. In the 25 years since that first meeting, the number of FDA-approved PH treatments has grown from 0 to 14, PHA research programs have been supported by commitments of more than $17 million, and more than two dozen Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers have completed PHA’s accreditation process.
PHA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations to fund its many programs, including the nation’s largest PH patient and caregiver support group network, lifesaving early diagnosis awareness and education programs, specialty care resources, and research to find ways to prevent and cure PH. For 12 consecutive years, PHA has received the highest rating - four stars - for fiscal accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, placing it in the top half of 1 percent of all rated charities.
This is a biennial Conference.