“Thank you for reminding me why I became a doctor.”The first time I heard those words were in 2002 at PHA’s Fifth International Conference in Irvine, California. It was a striking statement from a globally recognized PH physician.
What is it about this event that makes it so special in people’s lives?
I guess every person whose life has been touched by Conference has their own answer. I can only give you mine.
Conference to me is an affirmation of the human spirit.
I have listened to Carl Hicks speak eloquently and movingly about “Why I Fight”.
I have seen the barriers between medical professionals and patients dissolve as physicians and their patients participate in a centerpiece of each Conference, the Journeys discussions…an activity that is so much more about relationships than medicine.