Course Overview

In 2019, world experts in pulmonary hypertension met at the 6thWorld Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension in Nice, France. They reviewed the progress that has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, redefined the classification of Pulmonary Hypertension, and formulated proposals for areas of future research. It was determined that multidisciplinary, multicenter collaborative efforts will lead to improved treatment for all patients with PH. Although the tools used to diagnose PH have improved, the number and complexity of therapeutic options have made it challenging to predict prognosis. What is clear is that prompt diagnosis, assessment of severity of disease and initiation of appropriate therapy impact survival. Unfortunately, patients have symptoms for approximately 2.4 years before the diagnosis is made, reflectinga knowledgegap in the community which affects both patient morbidity and mortality.

This course focuses on educating physicians, midlevel providers, and nurses on thepathophysiology, populations at risk, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary hypertension including special patient populations. The goal is to allow physicians to make the diagnosis and initiating therapy sooner, thereby improving patient morbidity and mortality.   


  1. Describe advances in the management of pulmonary hypertension.   
  2. Determine when to suspect pulmonary hypertension and how to diagnose it.   
  3. Explain the current approach to pulmonary hypertension in the presence of associated or underlying disease (specifically, connective tissue disease, interstitial lung disease, left-sided heart disease, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension);   
  4. Illustrate a case-based approach to the practical aspects of pulmonary 
    hypertension management

Registration fee:

In-Person Attendance $125

Virtual Attendance $75 

Target Audience:

Physicians, Clinical providers, Nurses, Practice Professionals


AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 




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Course Faculty

Stacy Mandras, MD

Course Director


William Auger, MD

Temple University Hospital

Murali Chakinala, MD

Washington University in St. Louis

Duane Davis, MD


Lana Melendres, MD

The University of New Mexico

Jason Stansberry, MD


James Tarver, MD


Melisa Wilson, DNP, APRN




Day 1: Fri, Sep 02, 2022

  • 9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks/Welcome/Breakfast Presentor: Dr. Stacy Mandras
  • 9:15 - 10:00 New concepts in the Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in the Patient with PAH Presentor: Dr. Melisa Wilson
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Update on Medical Management for the Patient with PAH including novel therapeutic targets Presentor: Dr. James Tarver
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 11:45 PAH in Connective Tissue Disease Presentor: Dr. Jason Stansberry
  • 11:45-12:30 PH in Left-sided Heart Disease Presentor: Dr. Stacy Mandras
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 PH in patients with Parenchymal Lung Disease Presentor: Dr. Murali Chakinala
  • 1:45-2:30 Management of the Patient with Inoperable Chronic Thromboembolic PH Presentor: Dr. William Auger
  • 2:30-2:45 Break
  • 2:45-3:30 Surgical Management of the Patient with Chronic Thromboembolic PH Presentor: Dr. Duane Davis
  • 3:30-4:15 Patient Panel: Living with PH Presentor: Moderator: Dr. Stacy Mandras
  • 4:15-4:45 Q & A
  • 4:45 Closing Remarks


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Complimentary parking is available in open lots on both sides of the Nicholson Center.