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  • To tease out the best treatments for the whole of the aorta in the emergency and elective setting
  • To be the first national meeting of these two specialties in the UK

Friday evening dinner and debate:

Starting at 18.30 and finishing 21.00
  • Pre-interventional review
    • ‘Who do you think you are’ – cardiac vs vascular

Sessions throughout Saturday:

Starting at 08:00 and finishing 17:00
  • Positioning
  • Sharpening the knives
  • Anaesthetic induction
  • Incision
  • The procedure (dissecting ETTAA)
  • Keynote presentation
  • Procedure reflections
  • Time to close this incision
  • Audit
  • The discharge home

Live Streamed

The Aortic Isthmus Symposium is the first national meeting of these two specialities in the UK. Due to the anticipated high demand to attend the event we are also offering tickets to view the event virtually via a live video stream.

Call for Abstracts:

Aortic Isthmus Symposium’s Call for Abstracts is an opportunity to share your research with UK and international colleagues who are actively working in the field of aortic and/or vascular surgery.

Selected Abstracts Free Entry

Authors of 6 accepted abstracts will be placed in the live programme within the Sharpening the Knives session and have their registration fees refunded. All presentation will be for 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes for questions. Certificate for Best abstract and presentation will be awarded by Terumo Aortic

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 6 CPD points

Who should attend?

Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons – trained and in training.

Faculty led by:

Mr Stephen Large
Consultant Surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital

Mr Ravi De Silva
Consultant Surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital

Royal Papworth Hospital organises and hosts cardiothoracic courses for medical professionals. As a world-renowned hospital with a wealth of specialist expertise, our staff are well placed to share their knowledge and experience with clinical colleagues.

Freedom to find your fit

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