The Houston Aortic Symposium 2018

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Eleventh in the Series

Program Details

February 15, 16 & 17, 2018

The Westin Oaks Hotel
Houston, TX

Course Directors
Hazim J. Safi, MD, David D. McPherson, MD
Anthony Estrera, MD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute Houston, Texas

This two-and-a-half day live symposium, which is the eleventh in an annual series, will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options.  A faculty of leading experts from around the world will present and debate many important topics in aortic disease today.  The scientific program will be posted here when it becomes available later.

Target Audience

The symposium is designed for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, internists, family practice physicians, anesthesiologists, cardiac nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

CME Accreditation & Designation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495.

Upon completion of the program, we will also request credits for perfusionists from 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.

ABIM MOC Accreditation

CME-MOC_badge-graphicSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to TBD MOC Points 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.

Abstract Submissions

Coming soon!

Advanced Skills Workshop for Cardiothoracic Fellows

An “Advanced Skills Workshop” will take place February 14, 2017 at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) and the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training (DICET), Houston, Texas.  The program for the workshop and application will be available in the coming months.

Events for Attendees

(More information will be added as it becomes available.)

Welcome Reception and Registration
Wednesday, February 14th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Grand Foyer, 3rd Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Hotel Reservations

Coming soon!


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to a $100 administration charge.  Cancellations cannot be accepted over the telephone.  Refunds will not be available after January 8, 2018.