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  • To tease out the best treatments for the whole of the aorta in the emergency and elective setting
  • Annual national meeting of cardiac and vascular specialties

Friday evening dinner and debate:

Starting at 18.30 and finishing 21.30
  • ‘This house believes that aortic surgeons should be cardiovascular surgeons, not cardiothoracic surgeons’

Sessions throughout Saturday:

Starting at 08:00 and finishing 17:00
  •  Part I: The Aortic Root
    • Keynote lecture
    • Echo assessment
  •  Part II: The Aortic Arch
    • Repairing the aortic arch
    • Royal Papworth experience of arch
    • ETTA Update
    • Case presentations by delegates
  • Part III: The Descending Aorta
    • Complex endovascular repair
    • How to be trained in aortic surgery

Live Streamed

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. Streaming will commence @8.20am GMT on 25th November 2023. Recording of the streamed content will be provided after the event.

Call for Abstracts:

Cambridge Aorta II: 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.

Submission link will be provided within the booking confirmation notification. Submission deadline is October 30th at 14.00h

Authors of accepted abstracts will be placed in the live programme within the Part II: The Aortic Arch session. All presentations will be for 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes for questions. Certificate for Best abstract and presentation will be awarded by Terumo Aortic.

This course is accredited by
The Royal
College of Surgeons of England 


Who should attend?

Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons – consultants and in training                                Cardiologists – consultants 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.


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  • Cost
    £45.00 – £75.00
  • Start Time
    November 24 @ 6:30 pm
  • End Time
    November 25 @ 5:00 pm
  • Email
  • Organizer
    Royal Papworth Professional Development
  • Location
    HLRI, adjacent to Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
    Cambridge, CB2 0BB United Kingdom
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