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Women's Health & Pregnancy Task Force

Task force leaders

Anna Hemnes, United States

Barbara Cockrill, United States

Type of task force

Disease & Speciality

This is a multidisciplinary collaborative effort to address issues important to women’s health in the context of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease.

2017 Report

At the 2017 Miami PVRI meeting, the Women’s Health & Pregnancy Task Force had a very well attended session co-sponsored with the Pre-Clinical & Molecular Science Task Force and discussed the role of sex hormones on clinical disease and animal models. 

There were several posters presented that generated much discussion surrounding pulmonary vascular disease in women and paediatrics, in turn.

We continue to work on advocacy and a major focus has been writing an eBook that is spearheaded by Dr Tim Lahm. We are aiming to complete the eBook by the end of 2017.

Adjacent Task Forces

Of course, there are a number of overlaps with other Regional, as well as Disease and Speciality Task Forces within the PVRI. That being said, naturally, the Women’s Health & Pregnancy group is very closely aligned with the Paediatric & Congenital Heart Disease Task Force.

Like everything in the PVRI, as well as pulmonary vascular research and treatment as a whole, the work is a team effort.


Want to become part of that team and join the fight against pulmonary vascular hypertension and other pulmonary vascular diseases? You can become a PVRI member today. Whether it’s the work of the Women’s Health & Pregnancy Task Force you’re passionate about specifically or not, you can do your bit by learning more, raising awareness around pulmonary vascular disease.

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