Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium

2019 Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium

Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Robertson Life Sciences Building
2730 S.W. Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201- 5042
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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


Cherrie Abraham, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Associate Professor; Director, Aortic Program
Oregon Health & Science University 

Olamide Alabi, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Assistant Professor
Emory University

Frank Arko, M.D.
Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Aortic Disease Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Castigliano Bhamidipati, D.O., Ph.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University

Michael Dake, M.D.
Interventional Radiology Professor, Senior Vice President
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Joel Gagnon, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
Vascular Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor
Vancouver General Hospital, UBC

Jade Hiramoto, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Professor of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Andrew Holden, M.D.
Interventional Radiology Associate Professor
Auckland University School of Medicine

Gregory Landry, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Professor; Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery 
Oregon Health & Science University 

Kira Long, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon 
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute

Michael Moon, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Alberta, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Jean Panneton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C.
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Vascular Surgery Chief & Program Director
Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Marc Pelletier, M.D.
Surgical Director, TAVR Program
Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard University

Amani Politano, M.D., M.S.
Vascular Surgery Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University

Zlatko Pozeg, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
New Brunswick Heart Centre
Saint John Regional Hospital

Bradley Taylor, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Associate Professor and Vice Chief
University of Maryland

Brant Ullery, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.S.V.S.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

A. Claire Watkins, M.D., M.S.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine Falk Cardiovascular Research Center

Eanas S. Yassa, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.V.I.
Vascular Surgery Section Chief
Associate Program Director, Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship Assistant Professor of Surgery
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Frederik Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute of Spectrum Health


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 Aortic Awareness Party on June 21, 2019. Register by May 20thFor conference registration questions or more information, please call 503-494-8558 or email

Cancellation notice must be received by May 21, 2019. After that date, the registration fee is 50% refundable until June 1, 2019. 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.

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.

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

Robertson Life Sciences Building as viewed from Moody Avenue

Robertson 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.

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

Best of Portland

Portland sign

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