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

Online registration has closed – please register onsite

View the updated program!

View the agenda for the Friday, February 16th breakfast symposium sponsored by Gore

Visit the University of Texas and McGovern Medical School Website

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

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.

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

Category 1 CEUs from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) will be applied for. The credit determination will be posted as soon as it is available.

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 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.

Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstract(s) for consideration.

Abstracts of new and original research will be accepted for poster display and oral presentation during the symposium when submitted online through January 22, 2018!  Selected oral/video abstracts will be presented during the Saturday, February 17th “Oral Abstract Session”.

Categories for submissions:
Evaluation, Management, Surgery, Medicine
Natural History
Structural Heart

Event for Attendees

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

Welcome Reception and Registration
Wednesday, February 14th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Grand Foyer, 3rd Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Hotel Reservations

Please note,The group rate at the Westin Oaks has passed. If you need a hotel room, please contact Rebecca Law to determine if there is any availability at the hotel and to find out the current rates. You may also call the hotel directly at 1-866-238-4218 or 713-960-8100. You must mention that you are attending the Houston Aortic symposium.


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.