Research Room

Each biennial meeting of the PHA International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions includes a Research Room where researchers further their studies by collecting data, including biological specimens (cheek swabs and blood samples) from pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients. The Research Room gives researchers a rare opportunity to collect data from the largest gathering of PH patients in the world at any given time. The work conducted in the Research Room has made a difference in the study of pulmonary hypertension.

Who Can Participate? 

Medical professionals, patients and healthy controls!

Nearly 70 patients participated in the first Research Room in 1994 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. In 2018, 10 research teams and more than 200 attendees participated.

Quick tip: Fill out forms ahead of time to avoid the line and begin participating right away.


Thursday, June 11: 3-7 p.m. PDT

Friday, June 12: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (Closed for lunch, noon-1 p.m.)

Saturday, June 13: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT (Closed for lunch, noon-1 p.m.)

Sunday, June 14: 7-10 a.m. PDT

Research Room Studies 

Check back to learn more about research studies at PHA 2020 and inclusion/exclusion criteria. You will have an opportunity to review each study to see which ones you qualify for. 


If you are a researcher who’s interested in conducting your research in the Research Room, visit the Scientific Sessions page.

Translation Services

Volunteer English/Spanish translators will be available onsite. Check back for updated information.

Research Room Committee

Andrew Sweatt, M.D., chair

Micheala Aldred, Ph.D.

Ankit Desai, M.D.

Rebecca Vanderpool, Ph.D.

Paul Yu, M.D., Ph.D.