Who we are
The Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute is a charity that brings the best medical professionals in the world together in order to carry out research on pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) which can be more commonly described as high blood pressure in the lungs. This is a fatal illness, affects people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, including many fit young athletes. It is estimated that over 60 million people in the world suffer from PVD, although this figure could be much higher as the disease is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
The PVRI is the only global medical research charity fighting PVD. Our mission is to improve the care of patients with PVD throughout the world by raising awareness of PVD, facilitating research and encouraging the development of medicines to treat PVD.
We have established Regional and Specialist Task Forces all over the world to raise awareness of the disease and to facilitate research.
The PVRI has established itself as a respected international organisation. Our network has expanded to over 6,000 people spread across 75 different countries worldwide, including an active membership of 1,250 PH professionals. We are immensely proud of our international reach and global representation as the PVRI is the only global charity dealing in PVD.
Online Educational Content
Each year, we organise two large scientific meetings (The PVRI Annual World Congress on PVD and The Drug Discovery and Development Symposium) on different continents for our members, the pharmaceutical industry and the drug regulatory bodies.
The scientific agenda for these events includes conference talks, discussions, interviews and abstract presentations from our global network. The e-learning side of our site is populated by these very talks & discussions, and allows us to educate all areas of the world that have access to the internet.
While our educational content is distributed online, our network of doctors and clinicians also help educate other professionals on the ground. Spanning over 75 different countries, our Task Forces specialise in eight different forms of the disease.
Our Task Forces include:
Disease and Speciality Task Forces
- Committee for Young Clinicians & Scientists (CYCS)
- High Altitude
- Paediatric & Congenital Heart Disease
- Pre-clinical & Molecular Science
- Women's Health & Pregnancy
Regional Task Forces
Central Asia Task Force
China Task Force
Eastern Mediterranean & Saudi Arabia /SAPH
Europe Task Force
India Task Force
North America Task Force
South America Task Force
South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa Task Force
South East Asia Task Force