2015 Aortic Dissection Symposium

Milwaukee , WI US
October 30, 2015

This educational activity is designed to address issues related to Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissection and Acute Aortic Syndromes. It will familiarize the audience with natural history, surgical techniques, avoidance of complications and new technology. Aortic dissection is a public health issue with a high mortality rate. Efficient prevention, timely recognition, and safe surgery can make a difference in clinical outcomes. Surgical techniques are rapidly evolving and will be discussed at this symposium.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:  
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals

Please note: a $4.00 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

There is a $25 cancellation fee. 

This course is complimentary for Fellows, Residents and Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration you must contact Heidi Brittnacher at 414-805-9427 or hbrittna@mcw.edu before attempting to register on-line.
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Target Audience

•Cardiothoracic Surgeons
•Fellows and Residents


Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives: 

•Identify and screen population groups in high risk for developing aortic dissection.
•Use diagnostic and therapeutic methods in vulnerable patient groups.
•Apply the most efficient surgical techniques in treating the various types and complications of Aortic Dissection.

Additional information


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/30/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2015 - 5:00pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee , WI 53226
United States


John Elefteriades, MD
Yale Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease



Sotiris C. Stamou, MD
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Eric Weiss, MD
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Aurora Medical Group

Christopher Skelly, MD
Associate Professor and Chief,
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University of Chicago Medical Center



Chris Rokkas, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michael Earing, MD
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Director of Marfan and Related Connective Tissue Disorders Program

Peter Rossi, MD
Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery

George Haasler, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Moritz Wyler Von Ballmoos, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Mohamed Algahim, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Robert Hieb, MD, RVT, FSIR
Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Medicine; Chief –Zablocki VAMC Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Associate Program Director -Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship; Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology


In accordance with the ACCMEⓇ standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):


Chris Rokkas, MD


John Elefteriades, MDCoolspineOwner
 Jarvik Heart, Inc.DSMB
 Direct Flow MedicalConsultant
Christopher Skelly, MDMajl TherapeuticsStock/Board of Directors
 Inside UltrasoundRoyalties, Editor
Robert Hieb, MDPenumbra Inc.Honorarium, Speakers
 Siemens HealthcareResearch support, investigator
Moritz Wyler von BallmoosCOBEDIX AGHonorarium, consultant


In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.


Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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