Aortic Aneurysm Symposium 2012

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: October 10th 2012 until October 12th 2012

Location: Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7ZN

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Thoracic aneurysm disease is doubling in incidence every two decades. This lethal disease is generally asymptomatic until rupture or dissection occur. This disease is of importance to general practitioners, emergency physicians, internists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, and interventionists, among others. In this Aortic Symposium, we cover the latest information about pathophysiology, detection (via imaging, genetic screening, and biomarkers), and treatment (medical, surgical, and endovascular). Participants will gain vital information to permit their optimal recognition and management of this virulent, often humbling disease.

An exciting and entertaining format is chosen for this Symposium, which is conducted nearly entirely via debates and case presentation workshops.

The program is presented in a unique venue that showcases extraordinary and notable automobiles and marques.



Dr. John Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale University and Yale New-Haven Hospital.

He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country.He performs all aspects of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. He is a recognized authority in interventions for the failing left ventricle, including coronary artery bypass grafting, left ventricular aneurysmectomy, and artificial heart implantation. Dr. Elefteriades directs the Center of Thoracic Aortic Disease at Yale, one of the nation's largest facilities for treatment of the dilated thoracic aorta. He conducts laboratory research in new techniques of heart transplantation. Among his research projects, he is working with Celera Diagnostics to identify the genetic mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Elefteriades serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. He is a past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and member of the national Board of Governors of the College. Dr. Elefteriades is also past President of the International College of Angiology. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Professor Stephen Westaby is an adult and paediatric cardiac surgeon who has performed more than 10,000 open heart operations. He is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative cardiac surgeons with an international reputation for technical expertise, teaching & research.

Pioneer of new surgical approaches for advanced heart failure.

Centrally involved in the bioengineering & application of new miniaturised artificial hearts. He helped establish long term circulatory support programmes in Greece, France and Japan and achieved the world’s longest survivor with any type of artificial heart (7.5 years). Demonstrated that the human does not need a pulsatile circulation & that the diseased heart may recover when rested by an assist device. Recipient of numerous international awards and keynote speaker at prestigious international conferences. Prolific writer of scientific papers, surgical textbooks and chapters, & invited to perform surgery in many countries.



Before July 31st: Delegates £399 + VAT

After July 31st: Delegates £500 + VAT


Contact and Booking

For more information or to book your place, contact Jane Chandler at 01485 210 687 or