The Houston Aortic Symposium 2019

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Twelfth in the Series

Program Details

March 7, 8 & 9, 2019

The Westin Oaks Hotel
Houston, TX

Symposia Chairmen
Hazim J. Safi, MD, David D. McPherson, MD
Program Directors
Anthony Estrera, MD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD


View the 2019 brochure!

UT, Memorial Hermann, and Methodist Employees Register Here

This two-and-a-half day live symposium, which is the twelfth in an annual series, will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options.  A faculty of leading experts from around the world will present and debate many important topics in aortic disease today.  The scientific program will be posted here when it becomes available later.

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Target Audience

The symposium is designed for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, internists, family practice physicians, anesthesiologists, cardiac nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

CME Accreditation & Designation

Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495.

Credits from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will be applied for when the 2019 program is completed. Updated information will be posted here.

Claiming your CME/CEU Certificate:

Meeting attendees will complete a post-symposium online evaluation to claim their CME/CEU credit and certificates will be emailed in a secure document approximately two weeks after the symposium concludes.  You will receive more information about this process at the symposium.

ABIM MOC Accreditation

CME-MOC_badge-graphicSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to [TBD] Medical Knowledge MOC Points and Patient Safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstract(s) for consideration.

Abstracts of new and original research will be accepted for poster display and oral presentation during the symposium when submitted online through January 25, 2019!  Selected oral/video abstracts will be presented during the Saturday, March 9, 2019 “Oral Abstract Session”.

Categories for submissions:
Evaluation, Management, Surgery, Medicine
Natural History
Structural Heart

Event for Attendees

(More information will be added as it becomes available.)

Welcome Reception and Registration
Wednesday, March 6th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Grand Foyer, 3rd Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Hotel Reservations

The Westin Oaks Hotel
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak
Houston, TX 77056

A group rate of $255 + tax for single or double occupancy has been made available for meeting attendees at the Westin Oaks Hotel.

Make your hotel reservation online at the group rate!

If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone, please call 1-866-238-4218 or (713) 960-8100 and mention “The Houston Aortic Symposium” to receive the correct rate.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to a $100 administration charge.  Cancellations cannot be accepted over the telephone.  Refunds will not be available after January 25, 2019.