Women's Reproductive Health and PH
The goal of this session is to discuss the importance of reproductive health issues in PH, including recommendations for pregnancy prevention, routine well-woman exams, gynecological procedures, etc. This session will also share information about various methods of birth control that are available to women with PH.
Coping with Chronic Illness
Caregivers and patients may experience difficulty coping, compassion fatigue, burnout and survivor's guilt. Long term exposure to the challenges and stress of providing care and/or living with a chronic illness can lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Strategies to identify and address these issues will be discussed.
Coping with PH and the Role of Palliative Care
Day-to-day life with chronic disease is a challenge to patients, caregivers and their families. The goal of this session is to provide tools for coping with the "good days" as well as the "bad days," and provide some new options for improving quality of life.
Nutrition and Diuretics
Panelists will discuss how a patient's diet can improve living with PH. Viewers will learn hot to optimize the body's water balance with good salt and water habits, learn the importance of maintaining a proper diet and healthy weight, and learn tricks to better deal with the side effects of water pills.
Men with PH
During this session, panelists will facilitate a discussion about the ways that men experience living with PH, and the ways that PH can impact one's personal life.
Changes in therapy are usually considered when therapeutic goals are not reached or when medications are causing difficult side effects. We will discuss the monitoring that is often required before and after changes are made.
Drug Development, Treatments on the Horizon and Stem Cells
During this session, the panel provides an overview of how drugs are developed, how newer drugs may impact drug selection, as well as various active and recently completed clinical trials.