2023 PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium
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2023 PH Professional Network Symposium

PHoundation for a Brighter Future

Sept. 28-30 in Arlington, Virginia

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community. Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, chronic and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. PHA’s mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve this mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, health care providers, and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, offer up- to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care, and fund and promote research.

The PH Professional Network (PHPN)

The PH Professional Network (PHPN) is PHA’s medical membership network for non-physician clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals. PHPN is a community of hundreds of PH-treating health professionals dedicated to advocating for the PH community and providing quality patient care. The Executive Committee and PHPN Planning Committee plan a PHPN Symposium in odd-numbered years.

PHPN Executive Committee

Kimberly Jackson, R.N., B.S.N.
PHPN chair
Cheri Abbott, R.N., CCRP
PHPN immediate past chair
University of Kentucky, Gill Heart Institute University of Colorado Denver
Melissa Magness, M.S.N., APRN, CNP-AC
PHPN chair-elect
Loida A. Johnson, CRNP
Patient & Caregiver Education Committee (PACE) Chair
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center University of Maryland Medical Center
Tisha Kivett, R.N., B.S.N.
2023 Symposium Committee Chair
Jessie Dunne, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Professional Education Committee Co-Chair
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Oregon Health & Science University
April Blakley, R.N., B.S.N.
2023 Symposium Committee vice-chair
Indiana University Health

Professional Membership Options

The yearly PHPN membership fee is $115 and the yearly PHCR membership fee is $175. Fellows may join for $50. You may add membership to your PHPN Symposium registration to receive discounted registration. Select the appropriate option during the registration process. A full fee schedule is available on the registration page.

Join Now

To verify your membership status, you can:
  • Login to your account on PHA's website.
  • Click on "Subscriptions" in the top section of the page.
  • View your membership status that appears on the "Subscriptions" page.
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