Research Room

Each PHA International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions meeting features a Research Room,  where people with PH and their families can contribute to PH research. Scientists and health care professionals collect data and biological specimens to better understand PH, develop potential treatments and improve care.

Attendees who choose to participate might be asked to provide blood, allow researchers to swab the inside of their cheeks, or fill out surveys. By participating in Research Room studies, the PH community can make a difference in the study of pulmonary hypertension. For example, the gene for heritable PAH was discovered as result of an early Research Room study.

The number of studies offered this year will be limited because of the pandemic. Patients and caregivers must sign up at for specific time slots for each study to ensure distancing.  

Attendees can indicate their interest in participating during the PHA 2022 registration process


Who Can Participate? 

Medical professionals, patients and healthy controls. All participants, including investigators, must register for PHA 2022. Check back to learn more about this year's research studies and inclusion/exclusion criteria. 


Researchers: Conduct Your PH Study in the Research Room

The PHA 2022 Research Room provides a unique forum to collect data from the largest gathering of PH patients in one setting. Interested in conducting your research at Conference? Questions? Email us.


Thursday, June 9: 3-6:30 p.m. EDT

Friday, June 10: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT (closed for lunch noon to 2 p.m. EDT)

Saturday, June 11: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT (closed for lunch noon to 2 p.m. EDT)

Translation Services

Volunteer English/Spanish translators will be available onsite.