The Houston Aortic Symposium 2024

Program Details

March 21, 22 & 23, 2024

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 Sixteenth 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 2024 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, Abdominal Aorta & Iliacs, Acute Aortic Syndrome, DTAAs/TAAAs and Chronic Dissections, and TAAA.

Hotel Reservations

A special group rate of $246 plus taxes per night is available for meeting participants at The Westin Oaks Hotel through February 28th, or as space allows. Please visit the symposium hotel page for more details and to make your reservation online.

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.

View detailed accreditation information for the course

Claiming your Certificate & CME Reporting: Meeting attendees will be asked to complete a post-symposium online evaluation to claim their CME/CEU credit and request reporting through the ABIM, ABS, ABTS, and CME Passport, if desired. Certificates will be emailed to those who complete the evaluation within two weeks of submission. You will receive more information about this process via email before and after the symposium, in the course handouts, and in the online meeting syllabus.

Sixth Annual Houston Aortic Nursing Symposium

March 20, 2024, 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!

Abstract Submissions

The call for abstracts for 2024 has closed. Please check back about abstract submissions for 2025.