STS TEVAR Symposium

December 2-3, 2016

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Course Directors:
T. Brett Reece, Denver, CO
Eric E. Roselli, Cleveland, OH
Wilson Y. Szeto, Philadelphia, PA

Read an important message from STS President, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, regarding the treatment of thoracic aortic disease.


   STS Physician Members     $700     
   STS Associate, Candidate, and Pre-Candidate Members     $300
   Non-Member Physicians     $900
   Non-Member Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health     $400


Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has dramatically changed the way thoracic aortic conditions are treated. TEVAR devices are now commonly used both endovascularly and for hybrid operations.

This 1.5-day symposium will provide a critical and comprehensive overview of the expanded indications for TEVAR. There will be a strong emphasis on case-based presentations (e.g., previously undiagnosed adult coarctation, TEVAR with laser fenestration, hybrid visceral debranching case, double-branched TEVAR, ascending pseudoaneurysm stentgraft, complicated type B dissection with malperfusion) and an open forum for discussion with the audience and experts. Attendees are encouraged to bring cases for discussion. Important controversies will be addressed, and updates on new devices will be presented. Session topics include thoracic aortic trauma, coarctation, distal arch and descending diseases, thoracoabdominal aneurysms, thoracic aortic dissection, proximal arch and ascending diseases.

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Formulate a plan to develop an acute aortic treatment center at their facility;
  • Identify the diagnostic protocols necessary for treating complex thoracic aortic diseases; and
  • Organize a treatment plan for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, dissection, and other thoracic aortic diseases.

Accreditation Statement:
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.