Joint information day for patients with pulmonary fibrosis and / or pulmonary hypertension and relatives
Obtaining easily understandable information may be difficult for patients suffering from rare diseases. Getting in touch with other patients is often difficult, too. Therefore, a joint information day was offered for patients with pulmonary fibrosis and / or pulmonary hypertension as well as their relatives at the Medical University of Graz for the first time.
90 participants came to the lecture hall center of the Medical University of Graz on October 12, 2018.
Eva Otter, representative of PH Austria – initiative pulmonary hypertension, introduced this support gorup in a brief statement.
Afterwards, the chairman of the pulmonary fibrosis forum, Ing. Günther Wanke, presented the pulmonary fibrosis forum Austria.
Various short lectures by Gabor Kovacs MD, Philipp Douschan MD and Vasile Foris MD and a talk by Prof. Horst Olschewski MD, who works at the Medical University of Graz, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonology and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, completed the program before the break. They reported on the relationship between lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension as well as diagnostic and therapeutic options. Prof. Dr. Horst Olschewski spoke about the role of oxygen therapy in lung diseases.
Afterwards there was the possibility to meet each other at a buffet.