The Houston Aortic Symposium 2020

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Thirteenth in the Series

Program Details

March 5, 6 & 7, 2020

The Westin Oaks Hotel
Houston, TX

Symposium Chairmen
Anthony Estrera, MD
Ali Azizzadeh, MD

Program Directors
Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD
Tom C. Nguyen, MD

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

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This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the thirteenth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The scientific program will be formulated by consulting the current literature and national data, in conjunction with the expertise of the Program Directors and esteemed faculty, and incorporating information gathered from online needs assessment surveys and evaluation outcomes.

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.

Physicians: Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Promedica International designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495 for 16.75 contact hours.

Perfusionists: The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will allot a maximum of 18.54 Category 1 CEUs to perfusionists who attend the meeting on Thursday, March 5th (7.72), Friday, March 6th (7.96), and Saturday, March 7th (2.86).

Radiologic Technologists (RTs): The “Houston Aortic Symposium” has been approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit.  Each session is accredited individually, for a total of 14.25 Category A Credits for March 5th & 6thPlease note that the Saturday, March 7th abstract session is not accredited for RTs.

Thursday, March 5th:
Session I: Structural Heart (2 Category A Credits)
Session II: Aortic Root/BAV/Ascending Aorta (1.25 Category A Credits)
Session III: Transverse Arch/Great Vessels (1.75 Category A Credits)
Session IV: Abdominal Aorta/Education (2.25 Category A Credits)

Friday, March 6th:
Session V: Aortic Dissection (2 Category A Credits)
Session VI: Genetics/Imaging/Activity (1.5 Category A Credits)
Session VII: DTAA/TEVAR/EVAR (1.5 Category A Credits)
Session VIII: AAA (2 Category A Credits)

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 Points: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 16.75 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.

Third Annual Houston Aortic Nursing Symposium – March 4, 2020, 12:00-5:00 pm

Registration for the course is $40 for general attendees and complimentary for Memorial Hermann / UT / Methodist nurses and technicians. You can register for the nursing symposium through the links below.

More information on the nursing symposium

Hotel Reservations

The group rate deadline has passed, however if you would like to book a room at the Westin Oaks Hotel, please contact Rebecca Law for current availability.