The Houston Aortic Symposium 2023

Program Details

March 16, 17 & 18, 2023

The Westin Oaks Hotel
Houston, TX

Symposium Chairmen
Anthony Estrera, MD
Ali Azizzadeh, MD

Program Directors
Gustavo S. Oderich, MD
Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD

Honorary Chairmen
Hazim J. Safi, MD
David D. McPherson, MD


The Houston Aortic Symposium: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Disease, the Fifteenth in the Series will present and discuss diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic and structural heart diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The Symposium Chairmen and Program Directors designed the 2023 scientific program by consulting current peer-reviewed literature, national data and guidelines, accredited education needs assessment surveys, and evaluation outcomes from previous symposia in the series. Session topics will include Structural Heart, Aortic Root/BAV, Ascending Aorta, Transverse Arch, Aorta: Get with the Guidelines, Aortic Dissection, AAA/Physiology/Pathology, and DTAA/TAAA.

Hotel Reservations

A special group rate of $246/night plus taxes is available for “Houston Aortic” attendees at The Westin Oaks through February 18, 2023 or as space allows.


Target Audience & CME/CE Accreditation

This symposium is designed for vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, perfusionists, and other health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with aortic diseases.

Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Promedica International designates this live activity for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses & Nurse Practitioners:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495 for 16.5 contact hours.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category I Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME. View NCCPA’s guidelines for CME here.

Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists are pending approval by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).

ABIM MOC Points for Physicians:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 16.5 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.

CME Passport by ACCME:
When requested through the post-course evaluation form, the CME credits that physicians earn from this activity will be submitted to ACCME’s CME Passport, a free, centralized web application where you can create a personalized account to view, track, and generate transcripts of your reported CME credit.

You must create an account with CME Passport to use this service. Visit to create your account before you submit your evaluation. Your evaluation must be submitted within 30 days of course completion (April 17, 2023) to be accepted by CME Passport.

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.

Fifth Annual Houston Aortic Nursing Symposium

March 15, 2023, 12:00-5:00 pm
Registration for the course is $40 for general attendees and complimentary for Memorial Hermann / UTHealthHouston employees. More information will be available soon on
the course website!

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 3, 2023

View the details and submit your abstracts for consideration!