2011 Medically-led sessions

These sessions were recorded at the 2011 National PH Conference, held in Toronto on September 17-18, 2011. 

Click on the audio player to listen. If you would like to request a copy of any of these lectures please contact the PHA Canada office.

Moments where the audio cuts out are due to the attendee asking a question while not speaking into the microphone. We appologize for any continuity issues this may cause in listening to the sessions.

Newly Diagnosed: What you need to know

Presenter: Sanjay Mehta, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Director of South West Ontario Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Session description: During this session, Dr. Mehta explains the normal working of the heart and lungs, and discusses in clear layman’s terms what happens to these systems in pulmonary hypertension patients. An overview of the general treatment strategies is also be addressed. What you learn here will provide the foundation for focusing your attention on other sessions and your own situation.

PH Treatments: What's on the Horizon (session 1)

Please note: This session was presented twice (the content is similar but questions/answers following the session will be different)

Presenters:
Duncan Stewart
, MD, FRCPC, CEO & Scientific Director and Senior Scientist in the Regenerative Medicine Program and Evelyne and Rowell Laishley Chair, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON;
John Granton, BSc, FRCPC, MD, Associate professor of medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Director, pulmonary hypertension program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON;
Roxane Paulin, Ph.D Student, Dir: Dr Sébastien Bonnet, Centre de recherche de l'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, QC;
Audrey Courboulin, Ph.D Student, Dir: Dr Sébastien Bonnet, Centre de recherche de l'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, QC;

Session description: During this panel presentation, Canada’s foremost PH researchers will present an update on their latest research and will discuss other exciting developments in the world of PH research from Canada and around the world.

PH Treatments: What's on the Horizon (session 2)

Please note: This session was presented twice (the content is similar but questions/answers following the session will be different)

Presenters:
Duncan Stewart
, MD, FRCPC, CEO & Scientific Director and Senior Scientist in the Regenerative Medicine Program and Evelyne and Rowell Laishley Chair, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON;
John Granton, BSc, FRCPC, MD, Associate professor of medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Director, pulmonary hypertension program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON;
Roxane Paulin, Ph.D Student, Dir: Dr Sébastien Bonnet, Centre de recherche de l'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, QC;
Audrey Courboulin, Ph.D Student, Dir: Dr Sébastien Bonnet, Centre de recherche de l'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, QC;

Session description: During this panel presentation, Canada’s foremost PH researchers will present an update on their latest research and will discuss other exciting developments in the world of PH research from Canada and around the world.

Ask a Nurse

Presenters:
Carolyn Pugliese
, RN, MSN, APN, Ottawa Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON;
Gail Nicholson, RN, Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinator, Lung Transplant Coordinator, Alberta Health Services, Peter Lougheed Center, Calgary, AB

Session description: Our PH specialized nurses welcome questions about any topic and encourage questions that don’t easily fit into other sessions. This session answers the questions of attendees with respect to any and everything PH related.

Diet and PH

Presenter: Maryse Menard, Clinical Dietician, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC

Session description: Your diet can affect PH in several ways. Examples include sodium and fluid restriction to manage heart failure, maintaining your ideal body weight, and foods that interact with medications. This session, led by a dietician with experience in treating PH patients, will give you some insights on diet and PH. The session also features a question and answer period, where attendees ask questions with regards to eating to maintain health and avoid complications.

Transplant

Presenters:
Dale Lien
, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Director, Lung Transplant Program Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB;
Kathy Jackson, RN, BNSc, Lung Transplant Coordinator, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB

Session description: A physician and nurse specialized in pulmonary transplantion from the University of Alberta Hosptial present this session which includes information about: working with your medical team to make the decision to get transplanted; the process of getting listed for a transplant; how the selection process works (how do you determine who is called and when); what the transplant team does/what happens when you are called in for transplant; pre and post transplant care. This general information session is followed by a question and answer period.

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