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PHA Canada is committed to bringing the PH community together to learn more about PH and make valuable connections with one another. Every year we support patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to get together to share their knowledge and experiences. This year’s Patient and Family Symposium is an opportunity to learn more about current research and treatment developments, acquire skills to successfully manage life with PH, and connect with members of the Canadian PHamily.

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Travel Scholarship Program

Patients and their primary caregivers from western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, who plan to attend the conference in person can apply for travel assistance scholarships.

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Our Symposium Programs Committee is please to present you with this program at a glance. They have filled it with amazing networking opportunities, plenary sessions, specialized discussion panels, and peer discussion groups that will provide community members at all stages of their PH journeys a safe space to learn something new and connect with PHriends.

Not able to join us in Calgary?
Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Be sure to register for our virtual program!
*Stay tuned for the virtual program


Program at a Glance


Friday, September 22

Registration Open
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm


Saturday, September 21

Registration Open
8:00am – 9:00am
8:00am – 9:00am
Kids Room Open (closed for lunch)
8:30am – 4:30pm
Opening Remarks
9:00am – 9:15am
Opening Plenary - Bench to Bedside: exploring the future of PH care & treatment
9:15am – 10:15am
10:15am – 10:45am
Education Block #1: 10:45am – 11:30am

  • Mythbusters: Q&A with PH Medical Experts
  • Navigating Young Adulthood with Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sleep Tight, Breathe Right: Exploring the Sleep-PH Connection
  • Managing Infusion-Based Therapies
  • Navigating Relationships with Pulmonary Hypertension

11:30am – 11:45am
Education Block #2: 11:45am – 12:30pm

  • Restoring Within: Exploring Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric PH: Advances in Therapies
  • “But You Don’t Look Sick?”: Communicating With Friends & Family
  • Oxygen Therapy in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Building Successful Partnerships Between Patients and Researchers

12:30pm – 1:45pm
Education Block #3: 1:45pm – 2:30pm

  • ​Mythbusters: Q&A with PH Medical Experts
  • Breathing New Life: Advances and Insights in Lung Transplantation
  • Living well with Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Managing Side Effects of Treatments
  • Caregivers Need Care Too

2:30pm – 2:45pm
PH Community Café: Share, Learn, and Connect
2:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 4:30pm



For inquiries related to sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Myrah at