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(MAD) Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium - June 2-3, 2023

(MAD) Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium - June 2-3, 2023


Date of beginning

Friday, 02 June 2023


2 days


Portland, Oregon


United States


Julie Vissers


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The objective of this conference is to share current knowledge of all facets of Type A and Type B Aortic Dissection. Specifically, we will aim to review current best practices related to diagnosis and treatment of both type A and B Aortic Dissection and to foster scientific and educational exchange amongst health care professionals interested in managing patients with Aortic Dissection. The "value-added" by this conference is the continuing growth of the community of surgeons, physicians, interventionalists, and allied health care professionals who assess and manage patients who present with acute aortic dissection and/or patients who present with complications of chronic aortic dissection. With the goal of attracting clinicians from a variety of disciplines, this conference not only includes updates on scientific and clinical progress in understanding the etiology and pathogenic mechanisms underlying aortic dissection including advances in medical and surgical management, but also provides a context and platform for emerging science applicable to aortic dissection research. These activities will help us achieve the overarching goal of maintaining a strong, interactive community of endovascular clinicians who have the common goal of advancing the treatment frontiers in thoracic aortic disease. Who Should Attend?Vascular SurgeonsInterventional RadiologistsCardiologistsCardiothoracic SurgeonsVascular Medicine SpecialistsAortic GeneticistsEmergency Room PhysiciansOperating Room StaffSurgical FellowsAllied Health Professionals- PA, NP, RT and RN The MAD symposium was established in 2016-2017 as an effort co-sponsored by Oregon Health and Science University and the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and originated by the Director of the Aortic Program at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Cherrie Abraham. In the last 5-10 years, there has been no shortage of Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic, and Interventional Radiology meetings, and even aortic meetings have become more prevalent at local academic institutions. However, there are currently no regional or national meetings devoted to the subject of Aortic Dissection, and certainly no meetings that foster a multidisciplinary discussion of such a complicated topic. Aortic Dissection remains a black box where no obvious consensus exists on treating Type A or Type B aortic dissection. Controversy surrounds the ideal method of treating patients with both open surgical and endovascular approaches. Endovascular approaches can involve using larger profile devices such as aortic stent grafts, to smaller profile devices such as bare metal and covered stents, balloon angioplasty catheters, and endovascular occlusion devices. Endovascular treatment of Aortic Dissection often requires use of sophisticated imaging modalities, such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), as well as state of the art hybrid imaging suites. Treatment of Aortic Dissection can often require "out of the box" thinking and methods such as the use of re-entry devices to cross from false to true lumen or vice versa as well as surgical hybrid operations combining open surgery (eg., Bentall procedures with endovascular frozen elephant trunk procedures). New devices currently in clinical trials and devices nearing commercial approval status have the potential to change the paradigm of treatment of Aortic Dissection. Review of past, present, and future research in this area is important for high level expert discussion and dissemination of this information to our attendees. At least 1-2 of each of the major specialties of Interventional Radiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery will be represented on our expert faculty invited guest list. These will be individuals who are well known in their specialties nationally and globally as key opinion leaders in Aortic Dissection and all are known for their expertise in endovascular interventions within their respective fields. URLs:Tickets: Website: Website: Inquiries:  Date and Time: On Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:45 - Sat, 03 Jun 2023 16:10 Venue details: 2730 South Moody Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97201, United States Prices:Physician: USD 395.00,Allied Health Professionals: USD 295.00,Resident/Fellows: USD 150.00 Speakers: Cherrie Abraham, MD, Olamide Alabi, MD, Joseph Bavaria, MD, Castigliano Bhamidipati, DO, Jennifer Chung, MD, Michael Dake, MD, Audra Duncan MD, Kendal Endicott, MD, Mark Eskandari, MD, Darren Klass, MD, Joseph Lombardi, MD, Jean M Panneton, MD, Rhusheet Patel, MD, Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH, Claire Watkins, MD, David Williams, MD