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Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston

May 13-14, 2022
Sheraton Boston
Boston, MA, USA


AATS is hosting the Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston, co-located with the Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston. The Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston will take place at the Sheraton Boston, conveniently located next to the Hynes Convention Center, where the AATS 102nd Annual Meeting is taking place. When attendees register for the 102nd Annual Meeting they can add the Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston to receive a discounted rate.

The Symposium is designed for cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, residents, perfusionists, ICU and OR nurses, and those involved with the care of individuals with aortic disease, focusing on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. Join us in-person for this event immediately preceding the 102nd Annual Meeting. If you are unable to travel to Boston, there will be a limited virtual option.


Reasons to Participate

  • Shake hands with experts in your field and have meaningful conversations face-to-face;
  • Gain access to not yet published research and clinical work in aortic aneurysm disease;
  • Learn new operative techniques and the rationale behind them in order to implement them in your practice;
  • “Step-by-step” sessions where the world’s leading practitioners demonstrate their techniques;
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to advance your career.

Program Director, Dr. Joseph S. Coselli

Dr. Coselli is the Vice-Chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, holds the Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, and is Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He serves as Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at Texas Heart Institute, and Associate Chief of the Cardiovascular Service at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He is Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine and directs the Aortic Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Coselli specializes in diseases of the aorta, and was mentored by the pioneering aortic surgeon, Dr. Crawford, as well as legendary cardiothoracic surgeons, Drs. Cooley and DeBakey. He has performed more than 10,000 aortic repairs, including more than 3,600 of thoracoabdominal aorta, for which he is world-renowned. He has published more than 580 medical manuscripts and delivered nearly 900 presentations in 30 countries. In 2008, along with colleague Scott A. LeMaire, Dr. Coselli was coeditor of the book Aortic Arch Surgery: Principles, Strategies and Outcomes published by Wiley-Blackwell

Dr. Coselli was the two-time recipient of the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award (2001 and 2017) for his research on the surgical treatment of aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, and Marfan syndrome. In 2019, he received the Leader of Distinction Award for The Marfan Foundation. In 2018, Dr. Coselli received the DeBakey Surgery Award from the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, as well as, the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement from the Texas Heart Institute recognizing his innovative work in aortic aneurysm surgery


Program Director, Dr. Steven L. Lansman

Dr. Lansman received his MD and PhD (Biophysics) degrees in 1977 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He trained in cardiac surgery at S.U.N.Y. under Dr. Randall Griepp, and received training in cardiac transplantation at Stanford University Hospital, under Dr. Norman Shumway.

In 1986, after serving as Interim Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for SUNY Brooklyn, The Brooklyn VA Hospital, and Kings County Hospital, Dr. Lansman joined the staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He performed the first cardiac transplant at Mount Sinai in 1986 and directed the Mechanical Assist and Heart and Lung Transplant Program through 2004. Since 1988, Dr. Lansman has organized and directed The Aortic Symposium series, an internationally recognized forum for surgery of the thoracic aorta.

In 2001-2002, Dr. Lansman was President of the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery and in 2002, served as interim Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai. In 2005 he became Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, where he is currently Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery



Registration and Housing

Registration for the Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston will open in Winter 2021.
Please check back then to take advantage of early-bird rates.

AATS has partnered with a travel company to simplify the booking process and lower attendee travel costs. Registration and housing reservations made through any other company are not supported by AATS. 

Call for Abstracts and Case Videos

The Abstract and Case Video submission site is now open.  Abstract notifications will be distributed in January 2022.

Abstract submissions can be submitted to the following submission type:

  • Abstract Submission and/or Case Video Submission for Plenary and Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

  • Submission Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

    Submit an Abstract 



    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Analyze the natural history, evaluation, and imaging of aneurysms involving the ascending, arch and thoracoabdominal aorta, and design a management plan for their treatment, including the use of endovascular and open surgical approaches;
    • Implement surgical options for replacing or preserving the aortic valve during aortic root replacement;
    • Evaluate operative strategies for open arch, descending and thoracoabdominal aneurysm procedures, as well as aortic dissection procedures;
    • Discuss approaches to cerebral and spinal cord protection during aneurysm surgery.

    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this other activity (live and recorded sessions) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA Credit Designation Statement

    NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


    Exhibit and Sponsorship

    Reach the cardiothoracic community at the Aortic Symposium Workshop Boston by sharing your brand, products, and services with thousands of experts in the field. Existing and new partners are encouraged to view the Industry Prospectus  to learn more. For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Melissa Binette
    Director of Corporate and Industry Relations