Aortic Root Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
February 6, 2015

This educational activity is designed to familiarize the audience indications, decision making, surgical techniques in surgery of the aortic root. Different techniques and options are available depending on the nature of the disease process. Recent advances in valve sparing techniques as well as in materials used to replace the aortic root need to be reviewed.

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:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.25 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 5.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Please note: a $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations.
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee.

Target Audience

  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Fellows and residents
  • Alllied health professionals

This course is complementary for Fellows, Residents and Students.
Registration is required; to make a reservation please contact
Dana Schmidman at (414) 805-5602 or

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patient groups at increased risk for developing aortic root pathology
  • Apply the correct surgical technique on the appropriate aortic root pathology
  • Be aware of current trends of aortic root surgery
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Dana Schmidman
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-5602
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/06/2015 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/06/2015 - 3:30pm
MCW Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
Keynote Speaker:
Thoralf Sundt, III, MD
Churchill Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Invited Speakers:
William Northrup, III, MD
Cardiovascular, Thoracic Surgeon
Physician Relations and Education
Vice President, CryoLife
Themistoklis Chamogeorgakis, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Texas A&M School of Medicine
Associate Director, Heart Transplantation and MCS
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
Sotiris Stamou, MD
Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Featured MCW Faculty
Zahir Rashid, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chris Rokkas, MD
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Peter Rossi, MD
Assistant Professor, Vascular Surgery
James Tweddell, MD
Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
S. Bert Litwin Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships and had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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