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2024 Webinar Series

Understanding the impact of pulmonary hypertension on the right side of the heart​
- Dr. Jason Weatherald, Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Medicine and Division of Pulmonary Medicine.

Navigating Sex & PH
- Sara Vargas, PhD. 
Assistant professor, Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. The Miriam Hospital & Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA.
- Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS. Inaugural Director, Center for Advanced Lung Care. Rhode Island Hospital Pumonary Hypertension Center.

CTEPH Updates
- Dr.
 De Perrot, Director of the Toronto CTEPH Program at the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
- Dr. Ralph-Edwards, Canadian thoracic surgeon who completed her training at the University of Toronto in 2023. Currently finishing her fellowship in CTEPH and pulmonary endarterectomy surgery at the Toronto General Hospital.

2023 Webinar Series

PH 201
- Dr. Sanjay Mehta, PH Specialist, Founding Board Member, Past-Chair of the Board of Directors and Eternal PHriend of PHA Canada


Advances in clinical trials in PAH
- Dr David Langleben - Professor of Medicine at McGill University, Senior Staff Cardiologist at the Jewish General Hospital and Director of the Centre for Pulmonary Vascular Disease.

Exploring Financial Supports for People with Disabilities
- Janet Flynn & David Ike, Prosper Canada
- Frances Andrusiak, PH Patient
- Amanda Lockitch & Rabia Kehdr, Disability Without Poverty

Stories from the PH Registry
- Pat Kelly, Research Capacity Building Project Manager at PHA Canada
- Freda Tom, Project Manager at the Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Registry (CPHR)

PH 101
- Carolyne Doyle-Cox, Nurse Coordinator at the Ottawa Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Improving Quality of Life Through Nutrition
- Chermaine Kwant, Registered dietician

Managing Infusion Based Therapies
- Lisa Kolkman, Nurse practitioner at the VCH Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

2022 Fall Webinar Series

From Bench to Bedside: Understanding the Science of Drug Development and Approvals in Canada

- Pat Kelly, PHA Canada’s Research Capacity Building Project Manager

The What, Why, Who, When and How of Advance Care Planning

- Olga Nikolajev, End-of-Life Nurse Educator


Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

- Angela Taylor and Colin Van De Wetering, September 27th, 2022



COVID-19: Bilingual Q&A With Dr. Mehta (FR/EN), April 3rd, 2020

- Dr. Sanjay Mehta, PH Specialist, Founding Board Member, Past-Chair of the Board of Directors and Eternal PHriend of PHA Canada

Dr. Sanjay Mehta answered the PH community's questions posted on Facebook about COVID-19. Laurence Richard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, helped translate all the questions and answers in French. 

COVID-19 & Back-to-School: A Q&A for Families of Children with PH, August 28th, 2020

- Jamie Myrah, Executive Director PHA Canada
--Janette T. Reyes, Nurse Practitioner, The Hospital for Sick Children Cardiac Clinic
- Dr. Andreea Dragulescu, The Hospital for Sick Children Cardiac Clinic
- Susan Richards, PH Nurse Practitioner Pediatric, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic Stollery Children's Hospital
- Dr. Anne Fournier, CHU Ste-Justine, Cardiology Department

Panel discussion featuring pediatric PH medical specialists to answer questions about going back to school in 2020


2020 Fall Webinar Series

Facing Mental Health Issues

- Carolyn Doyle-Cox, PH Nurse, Ottawa Heart Institute
- Joanne Schwartz, Social Worker and Counsellor, Vancouver PH Clinic
- Jeannette MacKeen, Retired Counsellor, Living with PAH


Facing Mental Health Issues was a follow up to Summer 2020 issue of Connections magazine. A panel discussed of stories of families affected by PH.

Let's Talk PH & Nutrition

- Sylvia Rinaldi, Registered Dietician, clinical researcher

PHA Canada had Sylvia Rinaldi discuss her important research: “Nutritional Status of Patients with PH”. Sylvia is a Registered Dietitian, clinical researcher, and 2016 & 2017 PHA Canada Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship recipient! This webinar will also covered the nutritional concerns of people living with PH and more!

PH Treatment 101, Introduction to PH Treatment

- Lyda Lesenko, RN, Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Coordinator, Jewish General Hospital
- Jamie Myrah, Executive Director, PHA Canada


It is important to understand your PH treatment options so you can be an active participant in your own care. This time around, we had PHA Canada Executive Director Jamie Myrah as well as Lyda Lesenko, and Jessica Pinto, PH Nurse Coordinators from Montréal, speak about different treatment pathways of PH, treatment side effects, future PH therapies in Canada, and more!

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