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Pulmonary Hypertension: Beyond Vasodilators

WEBINAR

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Pulmonary Hypertension: Beyond Vasodilators

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Webinar

Presented By

Biological Pharmacological Discussion Group

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a highly morbid condition without cure. Some forms of PH, such as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) have a mean survival of 5-years after diagnosis with mortality most commonly due to right heart failure. Current therapies include several classes of vasodilators, including prostacyclins, calcium channel blockers, PDE5 inhibitors, endothelin receptor antagonists (ETRA), and soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators, all of which are limited by systemic hypotension. Several agents including ETRA and prostacyclin have additional dose-limiting systemic side effects or toxicities. Moreover, many patients are unresponsive to these agents at diagnosis or during the course of therapy, due to advanced disease, progression, or drug tachyphylaxis. Given these limitations, there is a strong need for new therapies beyond vasodilators acting by novel anti-proliferative, anti­fibrotic, or anti-inflammatory mechanisms to modify the natural history of disease. This virtual symposium will convene basic researchers, clinicians, and drug developers to discuss latest advances in the development of novel therapeutics that can overcome the limitations of current therapy for PH.

Registration

Member
$30
Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
$65
Nonmember Corporate, Other
$85
Nonmember Not for Profit
$65
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
$45
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
$15
Deadline:
83
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Scientific Organizing Committee

Yinglin Gao, PhD

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Elena A. Goncharova, PhD

University of California Davis

Scott MacDonnell, PhD

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Paul B. Yu, MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sonya Dougal, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Barbara Knappmeyer, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

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