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Issues of the Day "Pulmonary Hypertension: Profile of the Disease" Conference

(Tel Aviv) - A conference, Pulmonary Hypertension: Profile of the Disease, sponsored by the Israel Pulmonary Hypertension Association and which I initiated and helped organize, proved to be a highly successful debut for a continuing program of professional and patient education on the killer, if rare, disease. Nearly a hundred participants, most of them physicians and nurses, gathered at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel to hear lectures given by Israel's top specialists.

There was also a panel discussion on the complexity of care. The panelists included  a (former) patient (me), a family physician, a medical technology support professional, a  mental health specialist, and the director of a pulmonary rehabilitation unit.  The final session dealt with research into prospective treatments and improved diagnostics.

The event further coalesced the Israel PH community, which is composed of patients, their families, caretakers,  healthcare professionals, representatives of pharmaceutical companies and patient rights advocates.

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