Second Annual Houston Shock Symposium
March 1–3, 2019

We are pleased to present the Second Annual Houston Shock Symposium, a collaborative event with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC. Registration is now open for the Second Annual Houston Shock Symposium. This year’s Symposium will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza on Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Please register to attend.

The Houston Shock Symposium is a dedicated cardiogenic shock symposium that encompasses interventionalists, advanced heart failure cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac physiologists, cardiologists, critical care physicians, and engineers. It is our aim to have world renowned experts in this field to share and advance knowledge, expertise, and vision to save lives and reduce shock’s unacceptable high mortality rate.

The First Annual Houston Shock symposium had over 45 national and international experts in the field of cardiogenic shock. Our targeted audience are critical care physicians, general cardiologists, advanced heart failure cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists, fellows in training, and medical staff interested in the physiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiogenic shock.

New this year: Houston Shock Skills Lab

The Houston Shock Skills Lab this year will allow registered attendees to perform:

  • Large bore percutaneous cannulation
  • Percutaneous arterial closure
  • Trans-septal puncture
  • Insertion of percutaneous mechanical assist devices including Impella, TandemHeart, and VV/VA ECMO percutaneous support devices
  • Bovine heart LVAD cannulation

Separate registration for the Skills Lab is required. Please register via email.

Present at the Second Annual Houston Shock Symposium

We invite you to engage our panel of experts and attendees in one of the following discussion categories:

  • Acute myocardial infarction complicated by shock
  • Acute decompensated heart failure
  • Post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock
  • Post LVAD RV Failure
  • Role of percutaneous mechanical circulatory assist device in shock
  • Percutaneous or Surgical MCS Device Failure
  • Novel utilization of MCS device or drug therapy

You can do so in one of the following two formats: