Welcome Message:

Dear friends and colleagues:

On behalf of the scientific and organizing committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to SAPH 2017, the 10th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension & the 5th Pulmonary Hypertension of the Young Joint Conference of the Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension that will be held in the beautiful Dubai, UAE on 2-4 February 2017.

As a continuation for successful collaboration between the Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH) and the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), the 10th Joint Assembly will be held under the name of the “Eastern Mediterranean Region, a “taskforce” that represents both institutes. This collaboration has proven during the last eight meetings to be highly successful and also helped in introducing physicians in the Middle East and North African countries to the world experts in the field of pulmonary hypertension and to the most advanced development in understanding and managing Pulmonary Hypertension.

SAPH 2017 will raise the bar by extending the collaboration to include the PHA associations from USA, Canada & Europe. The conference will also be different in its scientific organization compared to the previous meetings, as the different sessions will be conducted as mini-master classes, allowing more time for discussion further enriching the scientific content.

With its rich scientific program and both international and national expert faculties, we believe that SAPH 2017 with its adult and pediatric program, will provide a valuable and unique opportunity for attendees to update their knowledge in the field of pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension and giving them the chance to interact with colleagues, regional leaders and world experts in the field.

The host city, Dubai, is an exciting locale for this meeting, given its incredibly cultural heritage and touristic appeal.

We look forward to welcoming you to SAPH 2017 and we hope that you will find it a memorable scientific, cultural and social experience.

The SAPH 2017 Congress proudly presents its 10th annual PH and the 5th PH is the young meeting being held at the Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai, UAE on 2-4 February 2017. The Scientific Committee is planning a very comprehensive scientific program catering for hot topics in the field of pulmonary hypertension, covering up-to-date lectures, interactive sessions, and research abstract presentations. We trust that SAPH 2017 congress will provide you with updates and information in the different fields related to pulmonary hypertension including, but not limited to:

  • PH from patients’ perspectives
  • Updates guidelines for PH
  • PAH associated with congenital heart diseases
  • PAH associated with connective tissue diseases
  • PH in the Young
  • Challenging and hot topics in PH

The SAPH 2017 is the 10th annual Pulmonary Hypertension and the 5th PH in the Young meeting of the Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH), and is being held in collaboration with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), The American Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The PHA Europe, and The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

Who Should Attend:

All specialties related to pulmonary hypertension including, but not limited to, pulmonologists, cardiologist, rheumatologists, internists, thoracic and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, pharmacists, scientists, respiratory care specialists, nursing staff involved with PH patients, as well as advocates and researchers in the field.

SAPH 2017 aims to create a platform for regional medical practitioners to engage exchange and experience the latest and best practice methods in pulmonary hypertension medicine.

Saleh Al Dammas, MD

Chairman, SAPH 2017

Majdy M. Idrees, MD

President, Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension

Collaboration with

Who we are The Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute is a charity that brings the best medical
PHA Europe is the umbrella organization for national associations of patients living with pulmonary
When you become involved with PHA Canada, you're helping to connect members of our community,
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the largest and oldest PH association in the world.