Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Conference is Truly International -- Check Out Our Programming for Global Attendees

Posted by
Meghan Tammaro
PHA's International Services Manager

PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions draw in an increasing number of participants from around the world each year, and PHA is pleased to offer programming specifically for global attendees. In 2010, PHA hosted the First International Leaders’ Summit for 23 PH association leaders from all over the world. The 10th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions will feature the Second International Leaders’ Summit as well as many new programs for global patients, PH organization leaders and medical professionals.

The Second International Leaders’ Summit fits perfectly into the theme of this year’s Conference: “The Power of One: From a Kitchen Table to Around the World.” With over 55 PH organizations around the world, 25 associations will be represented at this year’s Summit with over 35 representatives in attendance! The goal of the Summit is for participants to gain information from one another, which they can use for the growth and development of their own organizations. Topics of discussions at the Summit will include Managing a Support Group, Psychosocial Resources, Patient Databases and Registries, Building Relationships with the Medical Community, Building Corporate Relationships, Building Patient Relationships, Public PH Awareness Campaigns, The Power of Patient Stories and Creating Change in Your Government. In addition, the Assistant Director for the Center for Public and Non-Profit Management at the University of Central Florida will speak to participants about Association Management and Growth.

While the Summit is the biggest program for global attendees at Conference, there are many more opportunities for the global community to come together. On Friday, June 22 two regional meetings will be held at 11:30 a.m. for attendees from Canada and for members of the Spanish speaking community. These meetings will be hosted by PHA Canada and the Sociedad Latina de HP. Also on June 22, the International Reception will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Odyssey Room as a way to bring members of the global community together and to honor the first recipient of the International Physician Award, Dr. Julio Sandoval. Finally, on Saturday, June 23 the International Strategy Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. to bring together the international PH leader community after the excitement of the Summit.

Don’t forget to stop by the International booth in the Exhibit Hall to see all of the PH resources available worldwide and in many different languages! We look forward to seeing everyone at this event.

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