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Front-Line Management of the Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Hypertension

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Online registration is now closed. 
We will be accepting on-site registrations.


The 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension was held in February 2018, and the CRITICAL NEW UPDATES to consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of PH were outlined. Join our expert multidisciplinary team in the review of these guidelines and other topics vital to the appropriate identification and care of patients with PH.
This conference will include:

• Didactic talks by our expert team of clinicians
• Live patient testimonials
• Q and A sessions
• Break-out sessions in which we encourage YOU to bring YOUR cases to the table for interactive discussion


Statement of Need

This CME symposium will help close the gaps in the knowledge and competence of health care providers on the “front lines of medical care” in optimal diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension. The symposium will engage learners via short didactic lectures by Stanford PH faculty interspersed with case-based discussions, question-and-answer sessions, and the opportunity for attendees to present their own PH cases to panel discussants for feedback and advice. Topics to be discussed include: diagnosis and classification of disease, in-depth phenotyping of patients, medical and surgical treatment algorithms, and novel PH research topics and therapeutic targets.

Target Audience

This regional program is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals, specializing in  Cardiology,  Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine,  Primary Care, Pulmonology, Radiology,  Rheumatology, and Hepatology.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the main symptoms and signs of PH and right heart failure
  • Identify patients with advanced PH and recommend expedited referral to a PH center of expertise
  • Analyze and interpret basic echocardiographic and radiographic parameters suggestive of PH
  • Classify patients with suspected PH into one or more of the major five World Health Organization groups
  • Interpret basic right heart catheterization (and accompanying vasoreactivity trial) data
  • Utilize basic right heart catheterization data to develop initial treatment plans
  • Employ the ventilation-perfusion scan as the gold standard test in the diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Counsel patients on treatment options for PH, including surgery as potentially curative for CTEPH
  • Recognize the three main classes of FDA-approved drug therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as their major associated risks to patient safety
  • Identify a few lines of ongoing clinical research and future therapeutic targets for the disease

Course Directors

Kristina Kudelko, MD

Course Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Yon Sung, MD, FCCP

Course Co-Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Melissa Schwartz
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-2288

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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