WIG in Washington for Pulmonary Hypertension

Women In Government was excited to travel to Washington state to join legislators at the Capitol Forum on Pulmonary Hypertension on March 24th, 2015. Women In Government convened the event with the assistance of legislators Senator Jeannie Darnielle, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Representative Eileen Cody. Opening remarks were given by Senator Darnielle followed by a presentation by Dr. Peter Leary, an expert in the field and the Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Leary spoke about raising awareness for the lung disorder. This was followed by a Q&A section and conclusive remarks. WIG hopes the event was successful in its goal to increase awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension.