2019 Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium


Continuing Medical Education

Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
11.75 American Society of Radiologic Technologists Credits

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Portland, Ore.
  • This one-and-a-half-day symposium will feature internationally recognized opinion leaders on complex aortic disease. It is designed for clinicians and advanced practitioners in the treatment and management of patients with aortic dissection.
  • This conference offers a unique focus on Type A and B Aortic Dissection in a multidisciplinary environment that includes vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and aortic geneticists.

    Attendees will learn the latest advances in diagnosis, imaging and medical, endovascular, and surgical treatment.

    For more information, please call 503-494-7866 or email .






Endovascular workshop


Registration and credit


Registration fees

Physicians: $449
Advance practice providers: $349
Scientists / industry professionals: $349
Nurse, surgical technicians: $249
Medical students / surgical fellows: $49

The conference registration fee includes online syllabus material, continuing medical education credits, meals and refreshment breaks where specified in the agenda. It also includes free admission to the Shining Light after party, June 23, 2017. To register additional people for the party, visit www.aortamatters.eventbrite.com. For conference registration questions or more information, please call 503-494-7866 or email .

The conference registration fee is refundable minus a $35 processing fee if cancellation notice is received by June 16, 2017. After that date, the registration fee is 50% refundable until June 8, 2017. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Continuing education information


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Physicians: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Radiologists: This course is also accredited by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for 11.75 credits.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purposes of relicensure the Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations (in this case: OHSU Division of CME) accredited by the ACCME. (OAR 851-050-0142)

Who should attend

This symposium is designed for clinicians, advanced practitioners and allied health professionals interested in the treatment and management of patients with complex aortic disease.

CME certificate information

Attestation Forms will be available on-site. Please turn your completed attestation form in at the end of the conference and your credit hours will be submitted to OHSU. OHSU’s CME department will email your certificate in approximately 30 days. Please call 503-635-4761 option 2 if you have any questions.



Location and accomodations

Come and learn at the state of the art Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 S.W. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR, 97201 

Stay at the Hyatt House in Portland's scenic South Waterfront district

The Hyatt House is conveniently located just a short walk away from the conference venue. A limited number of hotel rooms here are being held at a discounted room rate of $174 for conference attendees. Please visit their website to learn more or call 1-800-633-7313 for reservations. If calling, use corporate code G-KNIG to redeem the discount. Discounted rate is good through June 8, 2017.

Things to do in Portland

Play in Portland 

During your stay jump on a bike or go by street car and experience Portland's eclectic nightlife, legendary restaurants, local microbreweries, distilleries, and numerous family-friendly attractions.


Walking tours

Downtown Portland Oregon

Best of Portland

Discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This award-winning walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. By the end of our walk, you'll want to move here, too. You'll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains and streetcars, fountains and friendly people. Even locals are amazed and entertained by what they learn. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront.

Epicurean Excursion

A unique and delicious walking tour where you'll taste the foods and sip the drinks – while discovering Portland's amazing culinary scene. If you watch the Food Network or consider yourself a “foodie,” then this exploration is for you. Portland has become a go-to destination for people who love to eat and we're the ones who will show you why. Each tour is limited in size, so the experience is small and intimate.

Flavor Street

Portland Food Cart Tour Check out Portland's amazing curbside cuisine! Let our Resident Experts take you on a personal tour of the city's best food carts, tasting trucks, and hidden kitchens, where former four-star chefs and other culinary entrepreneurs scoop up mighty morsels on an international scale. This isn't fast food – it's flavor with flair, for savvy munchers on the go.

Chocolate Decadence

Let us demonstrate and indulge you in the diversity of chocolate: beans, bars, whipped, truffles, cocktails, melted, served as a drink, and some incredible surprises. As we visit multiple chocolatiers, we'll guide you through 15+ tastings to help you appreciate and master the subtleties of all things chocolate. This fun journey is not just for cacao lovers and closet chocolatiers – all are welcome.

For other tours and more information about signing up visit:
Portland Walking Tours


The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s picturesque, vineyard-laden region is just 30 minutes from Portland and is home to over 500 wineries. One popular drive is along Archery Summit Road. This route includes six wineries with gorgeous views and grounds. Three of those wineries made the top 20 for overall experience as rated by American Winery Guide. Nearby is Sokol Blosser Winery, one of 20 wineries selected by Food & Wine as the top wineries to visit in Oregon.

Wine self-tour 1
Archery Summit Road
Archery Summit Winery
De Ponte Cellars
Domaine Drouhin
Domaine Serene
Vista Hills Vineyard
White Rose Estate

Wine self-tour 2
Worden Hill Wineries
Domaine Roy et Fils
Dusky Goose Winery
Furioso Vineyards
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Arterberry Maresh
Knudsen Vineyards
Erath Winery
Bella Vida Vineyard


Portland City Grill Portland City Grill
Enjoy fresh seafood prepared with Northwest, Island and Asian influences along with perfectly prepared steaks, fresh salads and other delicious offerings while enjoying unsurpassed views of the city and Cascade Mountains.

Departure (Nines Hotel) Departure (Nines Hotel)
Located atop the Nines, Departure is an escape from the ordinary, a journey into sophisticated surroundings with innovative Modern Asian cuisine and breathtaking city views.

Higgins Higgins
Chef Higgins serves fine cuisine in support of his premise that food is community – with an agricultural region that provides unparalleled abundance and diversity – from wild salmon, mushrooms, and huckleberries to some of the finest wines in the country, Higgins is defining a cuisine that is truly rooted in the northwest.

Park Kitchen Park Kitchen
Creative seasonal cuisine with nationally recognized Chef/ Owner Scott Dolich. They rely on local and sustainably grown meats and produce. The service is casual yet friendly and knowledgeable. The extensive spirit and wine selection focuses on the local talents.

¡Oba! Restaurante opened in Portland, Oregon in October 1997 by owner Steve McLain. Executive Chef Scott Neuman's innovative cuisine, explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. ¡Oba!‘s menu is where bold Latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients.

23Hoyt 23Hoyt
Chef Chris Carriker's seasonal Pacific Northwest American menu is brimming with his innovative takes on familiar dishes and local ingredients. Carriker brings a gutsy, farm-to-table sensibility and a light hand to the 23Hoyt menu with hearty and satisfying dishes.

Bluehour Bluehour
Simple, delicious and classic describes the Mediterranean cuisine created in the Bluehour kitchen each night. The menu is printed daily, but Bluehour standards remain, like the pillowy potato gnocchi with black truffle and the perfectly seared, bacon wrapped sea scallops. Their cheese cart is among the finest on the West Coast, featuring regional and international artisan cheeses.

Urban Farmer Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel.

Saucebox Saucebox
Established in 1995, Saucebox has maintained its reputation in the city as the place for the finest Pan-Asian and Pacific Island cuisine. The menu pulls from a wealth of bold and authentic flavors. Fruit infusions, elixirs and our notable “liquor laboratory” are also specialties of the house.

SouthPark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar SouthPark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar
Offering NW seafood cuisine in the heart of the cultural center.

Andina Andina
Novo-Andean cuisine aspires to revive native, pre-Colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into creative, modern presentations of the highest international caliber. From ocean to farms, Andina sources its ingredients both locally and in direct trade with a community of organic farmers in Chincha, Peru

Mucca Osteria Mucca Osteria
Authentic Italian kitchen that works directly with local organic farmers to offer the freshest products. All of the meats are certified and the bread and pasta are all made in house using only local organic ingredients.

Three Degrees Three Degrees
Three Degrees Waterfront Bar and Grill, located on the shores of the Willamette River, specializes in sustainable Pacific Northwest cuisine.