PHA on the Road… in Pittsburgh!

Are you prepared to communicate and advocate for yourself in a PH emergency? Trying to learn more about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation with PH? Or just looking to connect with other people who know what it’s like to live with PH? Join us for PHA on the Road! Patients and families are invited for this FREE event. Learn from leading medical experts, connect with support groups and invite friends and family. Complimentary meals, parking and childcare will be provided.

What: PHA on the Road is a free day-long event for patients and families living with PH and associated conditions. This program offers interactive presentations, educational sessions and networking opportunities for patients, caregivers and PH medical experts in the region.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:30 pm.

Where:  Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15231

For more information or to register, visit: https://phassociation.org/ontheroad/pittsburgh/.

Pittsburgh PH Support Group

“The intention of this group is to offer hope, provide support, inspiration, education, and resources to anyone who falls under the umbrella of pulmonary hypertension; be it PAH, PVH, APAH or PH; to include any and all wanting to learn more about this life threatening disease known as pulmonary hypertension.”  READ MORE

For details and updated information, visit the PH Association website.

Group Leader:
Merle Reeseman  |  724 458-5573

PH Program Research Day for Patients

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  |  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Biomedical Science Tower (UPitt), Conference Room S100A (Lobby)


November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, and the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC want to celebrate with the PH community by hosting a Pulmonary Hypertension Research Day for Patients. Come and hear from our experts about the latest in PH research, and learn what investigators are working on NOW to better understand PH. We will have speakers and then opportunities to tour the labs in the Vascular Medicine Institute and get a true behind-the-scenes look at PH research.

Please RSVP with your contact information
(Registration for the 2017 event will open in the fall.)

Contact:   Jessica Romanias, RN, BSN
412-647-5266  |  PHpatients@gmail.com

Walk PHor A Cure

October 8, 2016   |  12:00pm
North Park, Beveridge Shelter on South Ridge Dr.

Contact:  Merle Reeseman
724 458-5573 | OHPA.PHER@gmail.com

Western PA Young Adult PHriends Support Group

“A support group that is geared to PH patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s, their caregivers, family & friends.  Our participants live in Western PA and Eastern OH.  We aren’t your typical support group.  No folding chairs.  No stale meeting rooms.  No boredom.  No more feeling isolated in your PH diagnosis.”  READ MORE

Group Leaders:
Julia Feitner | 412-400-2054
Holly Tissue-Thompson  |  724-735-2694

Website  |  Contact

Pittsburgh Marathon Expo &
Mile Marker 8 Water Station

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

Team PHenomenal Hope volunteers help to raise awareness at the Pittsburgh Marathon Expo, as well as during the race, working the Water Station at Mile Marker 8 of the course.


Contact:  Chris Field at Team PHenomenal Hope
877-646-4673 |  Send Message

PHenomenal Hope 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, April 21, 2018  |  8:30am – 12:00pm
North Shore Riverfront Trail, Pittsburgh, PA

“The annual PHenomenal Hope 5k is a set of races in Pittsburgh, PA, that include distances of 5k, 1 mile, and 1/2 mile. The goal is to raise research funds and general awareness of pulmonary hypertension, a rare disease with no cure.” – teamphenomenalhope.org

REGISTER for this year’s event!

For details and updated information VISIT http://phenomenalhope5k.com/.

UPMC HealthBeat provides information to the public about Pulmonary Hypertension.
Read and watch here: http://share.upmc.com/pulmonary-hypertension/