Pulmonary Hypertension Association Launches New Curriculum Series for Health Care Professionals Treating Rare, Often-Misdiagnosed Disease

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is rolling out a new online 16-course CME curriculum series to promote quality patient care for people living with pulmonary hypertension (PH). The new series, “Pulmonary Hypertension: The Basics,” seeks to educate pulmonary hypertension (PH)-treating health care professionals – those new to the field as well as those looking to brush up on their knowledge – about the fundamentals of PH, including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the disease.

Eight of the courses in the series have been released in advance of the live CME/CE sessions that will be offered at the 2017 PH Professional Network Symposium and PHA’s 2018 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Health care professionals can earn up to 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits through these courses through PHA Online University:

-WHO Group 1 PH (PAH) – Anna R. Hemnes, MD

-WHO Group 4 PH (CTEPH) – William R. Auger, MD

-FDA-approved Treatments for WHO group 1 PH (PAH) – Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD

-WHO Group 4 PH (CTEPH) Treatment: Surgical v. Medical – Richard N. Channick, MD

-Management of PH in the ICU – Todd M. Bull, MD

-How to Follow Up with Your Patient – Peter J. Leary, MD, MS

-How to Know When to Escalate Therapy – Ronald J. Oudiz, MD

-How to Know Your Patient is Optimally Managed – Zeenat Safdar, MD, MS

Under the leadership of Michael A. Mathier, MD, Chair of the PHA Online University National Planning Committee, this suite features engaging and varying topics presented by key opinion leaders in the field of PH. “PHA Online University is the go-to web platform for health care professionals to get relevant and reliable information about pulmonary hypertension, “he explains, “including how to screen for, diagnose, treat and manage patients with this disease – and earn complimentary CME/CEU.”

Health care professionals can take advantage of this curriculum by logging in or creating an account through PHA Online University – PHA’s online CME platform and a program of PHA’s multi-sponsored Medical Education Fund – at http://www.PHAOnlineUniv.org.

This curriculum will serve as an introduction to the live CME programs of the PHA Medical Education Fund: PHA Preceptorship Program, a day-long, intensive, highly interactive CME forum…

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