The 3rd Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Summit was held on 27-28 June, in Tabriz, Iran. The Summit was well attended with 400 delegates, including pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists, internists, and GPs from Iran.
The opening ceremony saw professor Simonneau, Emeritus Professor at the Paris-Sud University, France, and esteemed PVRI Board member, honored for his prominent and valuable service to PH patients and for promoting the discipline worldwide.
The CTEPH session – Evaluation of CTEPH patients for endarterectomy and management of complications – provided by video conference by Dr. Michael Madani (USA) attracted a strong 400 audience. The second video conference showed Dr. Stefano Barco (Germany) presenting two topics: ‘Prevention of early complications and late consequences after acute pulmonary embolism’ and ‘Use of old and new anticoagulants in the special population (short bowel syndrome, anti-phospholipid syndrome, elderly, pregnancy)’, which were also very popular. The faculty included 12 international speakers from seven countries. Countries represented were:
The United States.
All delegates indicated the PDV learning outcomes will benefit their patients. We would like to thank the three PVRI sponsored speakers for their input and contribution:
Professor Marion Delcroix
Professor Irene Lang
Professor Gerald Simonneau
The Summit Scientific Committee would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the esteemed faculty for making this event a memorable one and hopes to organize another meeting in 2021.