Post-PE and CTEPH Support Group

Apr 17 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please note all event times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Have you or someone you’re caring for ever had a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

If so, this support group series is for you!

In a small number of patients who’ve had blood clots in their lungs (also known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE), the clots don’t go away. These patients can be at risk of developing CTEPH, or Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. CTEPH can be deadly, but is curable!

We at NATF understand the unique concerns that patients face when dealing with blood clots and are pleased to launch a new support group specifically for post-PE and CTEPH patients. This group will provide a safe space to connect with others, receive support, and have questions answered.

Each group will begin with short participant introductions (your name, where you’re from, and one sentence about why you’re joining the group and/or your experience with blood clots.) A clinician will then answer general questions. You may submit questions in advance when you register. 

Please note that our featured experts cannot provide personalized medical advice.

This quarter, we will be joined by Dr. William Auger!

Dr. William R. Auger is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  He earned a medical degree from the University of Rochester, completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship and accepted a faculty appointment at UC San Diego in 1989.  It was there that he devoted more than 32 years to the evaluation and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic disease and other large vessel pulmonary vascular disorders, directing the development of one of the leading CTEPH Programs in the world. In 2018, Dr. Auger retired from UC San Diego though his clinical and academic work in the field of chronic thromboembolic disease continued at Temple University in Philadelphia between 2018 and 2021. He remains active as a clinical advisor for developing CTEPH programs in the US, and is a leadership member of the PERT-sponsored US BPA Alliance.