The Houston Aortic Symposium 2022

Program Details

March 10, 11 & 12, 2022

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

Visit the Symposium Website
General Registration
Memorial Hermann & UTHealth Houston Registration
Hotel Reservations

This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the fourteenth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic and structural heart 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.

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Points:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 16 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 for 16 contact hours.

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.

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved this symposium for a maximum of 17.96 Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists for Thursday, March 10 (7.26 CEUs), Friday, March 11 (7.8 CEUs), and Saturday, March 12 (2.9 CEUs).

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.

Fourth Annual Houston Aortic Nursing Symposium – March 9, 2022, 12:00-5:00 pm

Registration for the course is $40 for general attendees and complimentary for Memorial Hermann / UTHealthHouston employees. You can register for the nursing symposium through the links below.

More information on the nursing symposium

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2022
Oral abstracts and electronic posters will be considered for The Houston Aortic Symposium. Accepted electronic posters will be included in the online meeting syllabus for attendees to view, and will not involve any presentation. Oral abstract presentations will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Westin Oaks in Houston, Texas. You must be registered to attend the symposium in order to present an oral abstract or contribute an electronic poster abstract to the syllabus.

Submit your abstract for consideration

Hotel Reservations

The Westin Oaks Hotel is offering a special group rate of $235 plus taxes per night for Houston Aortic attendees.  The hotel room’s rates are subject to state and local taxes that are currently 17%.  Make your reservation by the deadline of Monday, February 14, 2022.

Westin Oaks Cancellation Policy:
if a reservation is cancelled prior to 14 days before the contracted arrival date, there will be no forfeiture amount. If a reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the contracted arrival date, the forfeiture amount will be 1 night stay. There may be additional applicable charges and taxes. An early departure fee of $75.00 will apply if a Customer attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.


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