EMEA PH Debate 2021

Virtual Debate
12 and 13 November 2021

Program & Speakers

On behalf of the scientific committee listed below, you are kindly invited to participate in the first virtual EMEA PH Debate being held on 12 and 13 November 2021.

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AGENDA

Day 1: Friday 12 November 2021

15:00–15:10
Welcome and objectives
Nazzareno Galiè
Session 1: PAH patient management, now and in the future
Chair: Nazzareno Galiè
15:10–16:10
PAH treatment: what have we learned from the most recent clinical studies and RWE?
Combination therapy debate:
Initial combination vs sequential combination in low–intermediate
risk patients
Roundtable discussion and audience questions
Nazzareno Galiè

Olivier Sitbon
Hani Sabbour

All
16:10–16:20
Coffee break
16:20–17:20
Introduction to future treatment of PAH patients
Stable patient debate:
Is stabilisation of PAH achievable? Yes or no?
Innovative therapies in PAH: ongoing trials with new compounds Roundtable discussion and audience questions
Marion Delcroix
Jean-Luc Vachiéry
Sean Gaine
Marc Humbert

All
17:20–17:30
Conclusions
Nazzareno Galiè

Day 2: Saturday 13 November 2021

10:00–10:10
Day 2 opening
Marion Delcroix
Session 2: Journey to diagnosis
Chair: Marion Delcroix
Parallel sessions
10:10–10:40
The role of breathlessness clinics in the early diagnosis of P(A)H
Roundtable discussion
Luke Howard (moderator)
Hani Sabbour
Olivier Sitbon
Advanced technologies and analytics in PH
Roundtable discussion
David Kiely (moderator)
Marion Delcroix
Hans Klose
Session 3: Populations at a high-risk of developing PAH: what to keep in mind?
Chair: Oliver Distler
10:40–10:45
Session 3 introduction
Oliver Distler
Parallel sessions
10:45–11:15
What are the key areas we need to focus on to improve the care of systemic sclerosis-PAH patients?
Roundtable discussion
Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold (moderator)
Oliver Distler
Isabel Blanco
Sean Gaine
How can we optimise the care of congenital heart disease-PAH patients?
Roundtable discussion
Gerhard Diller (moderator)
Fabio Dardi
Fadi Bitar
Jean-Luc Vachiéry
11:15–11:25
Coffee break
11:25–11:50
Challenges in managing elderly patients and patients with co-morbidities
Q&A
Irene Lang
Marc Humbert (chair)
11:50–11:55
Conclusions
Oliver Distler
Session 4: PH patient management: persistency
Chair: Wendy Gin-Sing
11:55–13:00
Session 4 introduction
Practical tips to target the three pathways successfully
Roundtable discussion

Differentiated nurse care of the PH patient

Roundtable discussion

Q&A
Wendy Gin-Sing
Michele D’Alto
Simone Stickel
Iain Armstrong

Wendy Gin-Sing
Alejandro Recio Mayoral
Caitriona Minnock

All
13:00–13:05
Conclusions
Wendy Gin-Sing
13:05–13:15
Closing remarks: recap and take-home messages
Marion Delcroix
(all scientific committee)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor
Marion Delcroix

Professor
Nazzareno Galiè

Professor
Oliver Distler

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Wendy Gin-sing

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