The Milwaukee Aortic Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
April 21, 2023

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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.

Target Audience

  • Adult and pediatric patients with aortic disease
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Interventional radiologists
  • General surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. 

Learning Objectives

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.
Additional information
PDF icon Program Agenda3.55 MB
PDF icon Free Parking Instructions138.41 KB
PDF icon Slide Handouts22.24 MB


Rebecca Burdick
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1818
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/21/2023 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2023 - 4:30pm CDT

The MCW Milwaukee Aortic Symposium will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Please see below for the program schedule. 

Friday, April 21 Program Agenda




7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
7:45 AMWelcome and Initiation 
8:00 AMTotal Arch Replacement for Type A - When and Why?James E. Mace Jr., MD, FACS
8:15 AMAortic Root ReconstructionNilto De Oliveira, MD
8:30 AMHybrid Approach to Aortic Arch ReplacementMitchell R. Dyer, MD, MSc
8:45 AMEndovascular Arch SolutionsPeter J. Rossi, MD, FACS, DFSVS
9:00 AMCase PresentationAustin L. Rogers, MD
9:20 AMPanel Discussion 
9:40 AMBreak 
10:00 AMEndovascular TAAA - Current Status and ResultsRobert A. Hieb, MD, RVT, FSIR
10:15 AMHeritable Aortopathy - Types and ImportanceMichael J. Muriello, MD
10:30 AMDownstaging with TEVAR - Does it Work?Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS
10:45 AMCase PresentationWilliam Sheaffer Sorrells, MD
11:00 AMPanel Discussion 
11:20 AMRefreshment Break 
11:30 AMEndovascular Aortic Repair: What Have We Learned?Mark A. Farber, MD, FACS, DFSVS
12:15 PMLunch 
1:30 PMWhen is FEVAR / Anchor Best for Juxtarenal?Nathan W. Kugler, MD, RPVI
1:45 PMMixed Atherosclerotic and Aneurysmal DiseaseMatthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR
2:00 PMSolutions for Failing EVAR with Type Ia EndoleakParag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR
2:15 PMCase PresentationMohammed Rajaei, MD
2:30 PMPanel Discussion 
2:45 PMRefreshment Break 
3:00 PMManagement of Acute Uncomplicated Type B Aortic DissectionBrian D. Lewis, MD, FACS
3:15 PMMedical Management of Patients with AortopathySalil Ginde, MD, MPH
3:30 PMMalperfusion Syndromes in Type B Aortic DissectionMustafa M. Haddad, MD
3:45 PMMethods for Residual Type A DissectionKonstantinos Karabetsos, M4
4:00 PMCase PresentationPaul Dyrud, MD
4:15 PMPanel Discussion 
4:30 PMHonors and adjournment 
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
+1 (414) 273-5080

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.


Free parking is available for symposium attendees.  PDF icon Please see the instructions, here, for free parking locations.


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.

Nilto C. De Oliveira, MD, FRCSC
Mitchell R. Dyer, MD, MSc
Paul Dyrud, MD
Salil Ginde, MD, MPH
Mustafa Haddad, MD
Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS
Robert A. Hieb MD, RVT, FSIR
Konstantinos Karabetsos, M4
Nathan W. Kugler MD
Brian D. Lewis, MD, FACS
James E. Mace Jr., MD, FACS
Michael J. Muriello, MD
Parag J. Patel MD, MS, FSIR
Mohammad Rajaei, MD
Austin L. Rogers, MD
Peter J. Rossi, MD, FACS, DFSVS
Matthew J. Scheidt, MD, FSIR
William Sheaffer Sorrells, MD

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.

Mark Farber, MD

Cook, ViTAA

Gore, Getinge

Centerline Biomedical

Consultant, Speaking or Teaching, Researcher

Consultant, Speaking or Teaching, Researcher



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.

Available Credit

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

Thank you to the sponsors of the symposium!


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.


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Fees include registration, CME certification, and all meals.

Registration Type

Early Bird Registration
(On or before 3/21)

Regular Fee
(After 3/21)

APPs, nurses, other medical professionals$45.00$60.00
Fellows, residents, and medical students*$0$0

*Fellows, residents, and medical students receive free registration. Please contact Rebecca Burdick at 414-955-1818 or email for your complimentary registration.

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