Houston Aortic Symposium

From left to right, Honorary Symposium Chair, Hazim Safi, MD, Symposium Chairs Anthony Estrera, MD, and Ali Azizzadeh, MD, and Honorary Symposium Chair, David McPherson, MD.

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases

Mark your calendar for the 2024 dates at the Westin Oaks Hotel in Houston, Texas!

The Houston Aortic Symposium
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases
The Sixteenth in the Series
March 21-23, 2024

Sixth Annual Houston Aortic Nursing Symposium
March 20, 2024 | 12:00 – 5:00 PM


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Program Description

The Houston Aortic Symposium will present and discuss diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic and structural heart diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The Symposium Chairmen and Program Directors designed the 2024 scientific program by consulting current peer-reviewed literature, national data and guidelines, accredited education needs assessment surveys, and evaluation outcomes from previous symposia in the series.

Session topics will include Structural Heart, Aortic Root/BAV, Ascending Aorta, Transverse Arch, Aorta: Get with the Guidelines, Aortic Dissection, AAA/Physiology/Pathology, and DTAA/TAAA.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, perfusionists, and other health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with aortic diseases.

Visit the official Houston Aortic Symposium website for more information.

Educational Objectives

After attending the symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the latest advances in robotic cardiac surgery including training strategies
  • Evaluate new FDA approved thoracic aortic devices
  • Discuss the history and current state of aortic arch surgery
  • Assess recent improvements in cerebral protection methods
  • Examine the AHA Aortic Guidelines as they relate to vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and genetics
  • Discuss the evolution of the aortic dissection classification system and new AI-based aortic analysis
  • Evaluate disparities in vascular surgery and aortic dissection outcomes
  • Examine spinal cord ischemia risk and protection during TAAA repair

On behalf of the Scientific Committee:

Symposium Chairs

Anthony L. Estrera, MD
Ali Azizzadeh, MD

Program Directors

Gustavo Oderich, MD

Honorary Chairs

Hazim J. Safi, MD
David D. McPherson, MD