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February 12, 2010

American Association for Thoracic Surgery to Hold Aortic Symposium

2-Day Symposium will Focus on Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
What: Aortic Symposium 2010 is a two-day symposium focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. The faculty consists of world leaders in this field who have been invited to share their experience regarding difficult problems in aortic disease. Sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, in cooperation with Mount Sinai Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center.

Who: This conference is designed to meet the educational needs of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Residents, Perfusionists, ICU and OR Nurses and those involved with the care of individuals with aortic disease.

Program Committee Members:

  • Randall B. Griepp, MD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine (co-chair)
  • Steven L. Lansman, MD, PhD - Westchester Medical Center (co-chair)
  • Joseph E. Bavaria, MD - University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD - Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • David Spielvogel, MD - Westchester Medical Center

When: April 29-30, 2010

Where: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York City, New York.

For more information about the Aortic Symposium 2010, visit

About the American Association for Thoracic Surgery:
Founded in 1917 by the earliest pioneers in the field of thoracic surgery, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) is now an international organization of over 1200 members consisting of the world's foremost cardiothoracic surgeons representing 35 countries. The Annual Meeting, research grants and awards, educational symposia and courses, and the AATS official journal, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery all strengthen its commitment to science, education and research. The AATS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. For more information, visit