The Houston Aortic Symposium

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Tenth in the Series

Program Details

February 23–25, 2017

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 at the meeting.

View the updated scientific program.

View helpful information on the symposium.

Satellite events for attendees.

This two-and-a-half day live symposium, which is the tenth in an annual series, has been 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.

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 17 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 17 contact hours.

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved this course for 19.76 Category 1 CEUs for perfusionists.

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 17 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

Submit your abstracts of original research online through February 8, 2017.

Advanced Skills Workshop for Cardiothoracic Fellows

The Advanced Skills Workshop will take place February 22, 2017 at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) and the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training (DICET), Houston, Texas.  View more information on the workshop.

Events for Attendees

Welcome Reception and Registration
Wednesday, February 22nd
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Grand Foyer, 3rd Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Satellite Breakfast Symposium – Sponsored by Abbott
Thursday, February 23rd
6:30 – 7:30 am
The Roof, 21st Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Satellite Breakfast Symposium – Sponsored by Gore & Associates
Friday, February 24th
7:00 – 7:50 am
The Roof, 21st Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel
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Gala Reception to Honor Dr. Hazim J. Safi
Friday, February 24th
7:00 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Dinner
The Roof, 21st Floor, The Westin Oaks Hotel

Hotel Reservations

The group rate at the Westin Oaks has now passed, however if you need to book a room, please contact me at [email protected] and we will check with the hotel about current rates and availability for you.


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 27, 2017.