29 October 2018

2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia & New Zealand - meeting report


I was very pleased to be the guest speaker at this year’s annual meeting, which covered a wide range of contemporary topics in the pulmonary hypertension world. Around 150 delegates attended the two-day conference, which comprised invited talks, oral abstracts of original science and a poster session.

In addition to speaking on pathophysiology of iPAH and PVOD, I presented an update on the PVRI strategic direction and had the opportunity to discuss these matters more formally at the Board meeting.

The Society has a very impressive registry and we were able to discuss how this data might be shared with the PVRI as part of our Global strategy. All in all, it was a most enjoyable meeting and I learned much.

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All work and no play makes Paul a dull boy however and so I was able to take some R and R after the meeting, with my wife, as a guest of Trevor Williams on the Mornington peninsular, where visiting local wineries took pride of place. We then drove the Great Ocean Road and I include pictures taken of Cape Shanck, the legendary Bell’s Beach, where surfing began in Australia and a sample of the Apostles.

PVRI and the Australian and New Zealand PH Society will now work to formalise a strategic working partnership.

Thanks to Geoff, Su and Trevor for your hospitality.

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