The Milwaukee Aortic Symposium
This educational activity is designed to address issues related to Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissection and other 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 genetic testing is developing, causing changes to the suggested management guidelines.
The keynote speaker for this event is Mark Farber, MD, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Professor of Surgery at UNC School of Medicine.
Invited speakers for this event will include faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin and select national leaders in the fields of Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology. Learning content will include didactic lectures and case presentations/panel sessions, with opportunities for participants to participate in the discussion of management of complex patients. Electronic access to lecture materials will be provided.
- Adult and pediatric patients with aortic disease
- Vascular surgeons
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Interventional radiologists
- General surgeons
- Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc.
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- recognize the consequences of failed EVAR and will learn the indications for a timely intervention. Current guidelines will be discussed in collaborative case reviews and panel discussions.
- create an algorithm for the contemporary management of type B aortic dissection, both complicated and uncomplicated.
- develop a protocol for appropriate long-term management (medical and surgical) of patients who survived repair of type A aortic dissection. Feedback of experts will be provided for patient-centered decisions, based on Q&A sessions.
The MCW Milwaukee Aortic Symposium will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Please see below for the program schedule. View the agenda as a PDF here.
Friday, April 21 Program Agenda
|7:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast|
|7:45 AM||Welcome and Initiation|
|8:00 AM||Total Arch Replacement for Type A - When and Why?||James E. Mace Jr., MD, FACS|
|8:15 AM||Aortic Root Reconstruction||Nilto De Oliveira, MD|
|8:30 AM||Hybrid Approach to Aortic Arch Replacement||Mitchell R. Dyer, MD, MSc|
|8:45 AM||Endovascular Arch Solutions||Peter J. Rossi, MD, FACS, DFSVS|
|9:00 AM||Case Presentation||Austin L. Rogers, MD|
|9:20 AM||Panel Discussion|
|10:00 AM||Endovascular TAAA - Current Status and Results||Robert A. Hieb, MD, RVT, FSIR|
|10:15 AM||Heritable Aortopathy - Types and Importance||Michael J. Muriello, MD|
|10:30 AM||Downstaging with TEVAR - Does it Work?||Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS|
|10:45 AM||Case Presentation||William Sheaffer Sorrells, MD|
|11:00 AM||Panel Discussion|
|11:20 AM||Refreshment Break|
|11:30 AM||Endovascular Aortic Repair: What Have We Learned?||Mark A. Farber, MD, FACS, DFSVS|
|1:30 PM||When is FEVAR / Anchor Best for Juxtarenal?||Nathan W. Kugler, MD, RPVI|
|1:45 PM||Mixed Atherosclerotic and Aneurysmal Disease||Matthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR|
|2:00 PM||Solutions for Failing EVAR with Type Ia Endoleak||Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR|
|2:15 PM||Case Presentation||Mohammed Rajaei, MD|
|2:30 PM||Panel Discussion|
|2:45 PM||Refreshment Break|
|3:00 PM||Management of Acute Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissection||Brian D. Lewis, MD, FACS|
|3:15 PM||Medical Management of Patients with Aortopathy||Salil Ginde, MD, MPH|
|3:30 PM||Malperfusion Syndromes in Type B Aortic Dissection||Mustafa M. Haddad, MD|
|3:45 PM||Methods for Residual Type A Dissection||Konstantinos Karabetsos, M4|
|4:00 PM||Case Presentation||Paul Dyrud, MD|
|4:15 PM||Panel Discussion|
|4:30 PM||Honors and adjournment|
The 2023 Milwaukee Aortic Symposium will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. A voucher for complimentary garage parking will be provided to registrants.
Rooms are available at a rate of $229 per night at the Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection, 411 East Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Use this link to book your group rate for the MCW Surgery Room Block.
Deadline to book: March 17, 2023
In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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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 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 7.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
This event is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is a statewide health improvement philanthropy propelling promising work and ideas in health research, health care education, and community health initiatives to improve health and advance health equity in Wisconsin today, and for generations to come. Established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to steward a generous gift from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, AHW has invested more than $330 million in nearly 560 projects since 2004.
Fees include registration, CME certification, and all meals.
Early Bird Registration
|APPs, nurses, other medical professionals||$45.00||$60.00|
|Fellows, residents, and medical students*||$0||$0|
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