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This Week: The 2018 Penn Aorta Course

On Saturday, February 3rd, Penn Medicine will host its annual Aorta course, a CME event dedicated to improving the health outcomes of patients with aortic diseases. 

“This day-long symposium is designed for all physicians, nurses and fellows who have an interest in treating patients with acute and chronic aortic disease,” explained Ronald M. Fairman, MD, Co-Course Director and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 

2018 Penn Aorta CME course

Attendees will be offered practical information and updates with immediate clinical application, including:

  • Modes of therapy for stabilization and diagnosis of aortic emergencies;
  • A primer on the multidisciplinary and interprofessional team approach to aortic pathologies;
  • The process of transfer of acute aortic emergency patients to a tertiary care center;
  • The technical aspects of complex aortic valve repair, aortic root and arch repair, and the role of minimally invasive and endovascular techniques;
  • The application of endovascular technologies for the treatment of paravisceral and thoracoabdominal aneurysms;
  • The indications for, and technical aspects of, treatment of Type A, Type B dissection and traumatic aortic injuries;
  • The role of the intensive care unit as well as the importance of long term care of the aortic patient.

The symposium will be held at the Smilow Center for Translational Research at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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