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
Tom C. Nguyen, MD

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

This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the fifteenth in an annual series designed to present and discuss diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic and structural heart diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid approaches. The detailed scientific agenda will be available in the coming months and will be formulated by consulting current peer-reviewed literature and national data in conjunction with the expertise of the Program Directors and esteemed faculty. The course will incorporate the data gathered from online needs assessment surveys and evaluation outcomes from previous symposia in the series.

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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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

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.

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

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for purposes of recertification.

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.

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

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 here within the coming months.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 3, 2023

Abstract submissions will open in the coming months. Please check back for more information!

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.


Make your reservation at the group rate online

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