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2013 Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

We will be gathering at the Grand Hotel Malahide on the 27th April for the 2013 PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SYMPOSIUM for patients and their families. We have an excellent line up of speakers to both present and answer the attendees’ questions and concerns. Please see the programme for the symposium below or alternately download a PDF version here Programme – Patients & Family Symposium 2013


For Patients & their families

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Venue: Grand Hotel, Malahide



09.20 Welcome address


09.30 What is Pulmonary Hypertension and how do we treat it?

Prof Sean Gaine

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


10.00 The patient in the middle of the riddle of PH – Impact Survey

Mr Iain Armstrong


Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK


10.30 Questions & Answers


11.00 Coffee


11.30 The importance of exercise in chronic illness rehabilitation

Dr Noel McCaffrey

Sports Medicine Physician &

Medical Director BreatheSmart at Dublin City University


12.00 The journey for the PH patient & the role of a support group

Mr Iain Armstrong


Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK


12.30 Lung Transplantation for PH

Ms Karen Redmond

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


13.00 Lunch