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 live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose unless listed here. All relevant relationships have been mitigated according to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery received commercial support from the following organizations:
W.L. Gore & Associates
Desired Learning Outcomes
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 (competence), and design a management plan for their treatment, including the use of endovascular and open surgical approaches (performance);
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.