The Houston Shock Symposium

Registration Now Open

Following a hiatus of one-year due to the CoVID-19 Pandemic, we are excited to announce the launch of the Fourth Annual Houston Shock Symposium 2022. The in-person symposium will take place on March 4th through 6th 2022.

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 Annual Houston Shock symposium has over 50 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.

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.

Present at the Fourth 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 the following format:
Oral Case Presentation
Please submit your case in a PowerPoint format of no more than 10 slides.

Case Submission is now open.

Please visit the Shock Library for previous years’ presentations and events.