2023 ISHLT Academy Master Class in Pulmonary Hypertension

18 April, 2023 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. MDT

Denver, CO, USA

  • Academy
  • Education
  • In Person Education
  • Past Academy
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PAH & CTEPH)
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The Pulmonary Hypertension Master Academy will be focused on the challenges of treating patients with PH. Content is designed to cover patients who may have pulmonary arterial disease, PH in the context of heart failure or advanced lung disease and with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease. Topics will include the following:

  • Challenges of the management of advanced PAH including idiopathic PAH with acute severe deterioration and RV failure and PAH with suboptimal control on double combination therapy.
  • The challenges in PH due to left heart disease including PH due to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and PH due to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
  • PH due to advanced lung disease including PH due to combined emphysema and Pulmonary Fibrosis and PH in the context of idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia.
  • Management of patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease (CTEPD): 1) How to treat patients with mainly proximal/mid subsegmental distribution of the chronic clots; 2) And with discordant diagnostic results between imaging of the chronic clots and haemodynamic variables.

Academy Chairs

Headshot of Colin ChurchColin Church, BSC(Hons), PhD, FRCP
Academy Co-Chair

Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Glasgow, Scotland
Headshot of Marc SimonMarc Simon, MD, MS
Academy Co-Chair
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA USA
Academy Faculty

William Auger, MD, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA USA
Roberto Badagliacca, MD, PhD, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Raymond Benza, MD, FACC, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA
Michele D’Alto, MD, PhD, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
Elie Fadel, MD, Hospital Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis-Robinson, France
Nicholas Kolaitis, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA USA
Steven Nathan, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA USA
Joanna Pepke-Zaba, PhD, FRCP, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sandeep Sahay, MD, MSc, Houston, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX USA
Sasiharan Sithamparanathan, MBBS, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Helen Whitford, MBBS, FRACP, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Australia