Congress 2009

4th International Congress of the SSPH


Winners of the poster price (tie vote):

  • Estimated prevalence, diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension in Swiss ICUs: results from the PHICUSS1 (Pulmonary hypertension in the ICU - Swiss survey 1) study
    U. Wenger, A. Azzola, A. Pagnamenta, H. U Rothen, G. Domenighetti, M. Maggiorini, Zurich, Lugano, Mendrisio, Bern, Locarno
  • Evaluation of pulmonary arterial pressure in lung transplant candidates: transthoracic echocardiography versus right heart catheterization
    J. Mazza Stalder, F. Lador, P. M. Soccal, J.-D. Aubert, Lausanne-Geneva Lung Transplantation Centre, Switzerland


Session 1: Epidemiology

  • History of PAH classifications: R. Naeije
  • Update on diagnosis and risk factors of PAH: A. Peacock
  • The new PAH classification: M. Beghetti

Session 2: Emerging diseases associated with PAH

  • Chronic tromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: I. Lang
  • PAH associated with liver disease: L. Nicod
  • PAH associated with respiratory disorders: R. Naeije
  • PAH associated with hematologic disorders: G. Domenighetti
  • PAH and left heart disease: I. Lang

Session 3: Parallel workshops

  • PAH: Aetiological classisfication and pitfalls 2009: A. Peacock
  • PAH: Treatment strategies 2009: N. Galié

Session 4: Old compounds, new guidelines and new pathways in the treatment of PAH

  • Old pathways, new compounds and early treatments: M. Hoeper
  • New pathways for PH therapy: M. Humbert
  • Endpoints in the therapy of PAH: A. Torbicki
  • New treatment guidelines: N. Galié