Aortic Disease Symposium

Chicago, IL US
September 19, 2020

Aortic disease is a common problem that is often misdiagnosed. This program will help identify patients at risk for aortic diseases. In addition, the program will provide descriptions of the most current treatment options from many different providers that are involved in the care of patients with aortic disease.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals in the cardiology and surgery specialties or currently participating in the care of patients with aortic diseases.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify evidence-based treatment options for patients with aortic diseases;
  • Recognize patients that are at risk for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm based on a list of common symptoms;
  • Characterize aortic conditions that can be treated in a primary care setting and those conditions that should be referred to a specialist for treatment;
  • Discuss how clinical research has improved treatment options for aortic disease.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Selena Gardunio
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 4.50 Participation
Event starts: 
09/19/2020 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
09/19/2020 - 3:15pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S Maryland Ave
7th Floor Boardroom
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event, this activity must be canceled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Ross Milner, MD  Ross Milner, MD
  Professor of Surgery
  Director, Center for Aortic Diseases
  The University of Chicago
Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD  Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD
  Associate Professor of Surgery
  Co-Director, Center for Aortic Diseases
  The University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4.5 continuing nursing education units.
Other Health Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less 50% will be refunded when written notification is received by May 5, 2020.
No refunds will be made after May 5, 2020.
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