2019 Multidisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium


Continuing Medical Education

Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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.

    Attendees are also invited to the Shining Light Aortic Awareness Comedy Gala, held from 6:30pm-9:30pm on Friday, June 21st at the Helium Comedy Club. This event is complimentary; however RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to cozadd@ohsu.edu.

  • For more information, please call 503-494-8558 or email .



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

Olamide Alabi, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

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 Auckland, New Zealand

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

Kira Long, M.D.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute Seattle, Washington

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

Jean Panneton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C.
Vascular Surgery
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

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

Matthew Thompson, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Chief Medical Officer Endologix
Santa Rosa, California

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


This 1.5 day symposium features  internationally recognized thought leaders on complex aortic disease. It is  designed for clinicians and allied professionals engaged in the treatment and  medical management of patients with aortic dissection. This conference offers a  unique focus of aortic dissection in a multidisciplinary environment which  includes vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists,  cardiologists, and specialists in aortic genetics. Learners will also be  provided an engaging opportunity to weigh in on aortic dissection case  presentations submitted by fellow attendees from various specialties.

Friday June 21, 2019





Registration Opens



Continental Breakfast- Industry Partner    Sponsor Guest Lecture



Introduction to Multidisciplinary Aortic    Dissection

Dr. Cherrie Abraham Vascular Surgery


Presentations    of Type A and Type B Aortic Dissection, and Imaging

Dr Amani Politano Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #1

Dr. Michael Dake Interventional Radiology


The Possibilities of Polymer Technology in    Treatment of Aortic Dissection

Dr Matt Thompson Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #2

Dr Jean Panneton Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case Presentation #3

Dr Castigliano Bhamidipati Cardiothoracic    Surgery


The Great    Debate Type A Aortic Dissection - Hemiarch vs Total Arch vs Debranch vs    Frozen Elephant Trunk

Dr. Marc Pelletier vs. Dr. Mike Moon Cardiothoracic Surgery

1015 -10:45




Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #4

Dr Andrew Holden Interventional Radiology


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #5

Dr Frank Arko Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #6

Dr Olimide Alibi Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #7

Dr Brad Taylor Cardiothoracic Surgery


Ancillary Endovascular Devices for    Treatment of Aortic Dissection

Dr. Frank Arko Vascular Surgery


Lunch - Industry Partner Sponsor Guest    Lecture



Dissection Stent – Should be used always, sometimes, never? STABLE vs    STABILIZE technique

Dr Eanas Yassa Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #8

Dr Jade Hiramoto Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #9

Dr. Brad Taylor Cardiothoracic Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #10

Dr Claire Watkins Cardiothoracic Surgery


False Lumen Interventions in Aortic    Dissection: Timimg and Technique

Dr Andrew Holden Interventional Radiology





Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #11

Dr Kira Long Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #12

Zlatko Pozeg Cardiothoracic Surgery


Aortic Dissection Case    Presentation #13

Claire Watkins Cardiothoracic Surgery


Refreshments, Oregon Wine Tasting, and    Dinner


6:30-9:30 PM

Shining Light Party – Comedy Gala Event

Helium Comedy Club, SE Portland

Saturday, June 22, 2019




7:00 am

Registration Opens



Registration and Breakfast/ Industry    Partner Sponsor
      Guest Lecture



Compelling Clincial Papers for Aortic Dissection in the last 5 years–    Fact or Fiction

Greg Landry Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection    Presentation #14

Dr Jade Hiramoto Vascular Surgery


Type A Aortic Dissection with Malperfusion:    Strategies for Survival

Dr Claire Watkins, Cardiothoracic Surgery


Aortic Dissection    Presentation #15

Dr Eanas Yassa Vascular Surgery


Endovascular Stent Grafts Used in Aortic    Dissection – Are All Stent Grafts Created Equally? – Present and Future    Technology

Dr. Brad Taylor Cardiothoracic Surgery


Coffee Break



Aneurysmal Degeneration – Open vs. Endovascular Repair

Dr. Jean    Panneton Vascular Surgery


Aortic Dissection    Presentation #16

Dr Frank Arko Vascular Surgery


Break- Refreshments and    Exhibit Fair



Keynote Address

Dr Michael Dake Interventional Radiology



Closing Remarks,    Acknowledgements

Dr. Cherrie Abraham, Vascular Surgery

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 Aortic Awareness Party on June 21, 2019. Register by May 20th. For conference registration questions or more information, please call 503-494-8558 or email cozadd@ohsu.edu.

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.

Location and accommodations

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

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Robertson Life Sciences Building (RLSB)
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 $189 for conference attendees. Please email cozadd@ohsu.edu to learn more or call 503-494-8558 for reservations. Discounted rate is good through May 15, 2019.

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.