The CLE Care of Aortic Disease Symposium is a multidisciplinary educational event aimed at healthcare professionals who are involved in the management and diagnosis of aortic diseases.
The medical field surrounding aortic disease is in a constant state of flux, with new research and technologies continuously shaping our understanding and treatment options. Keeping pace with these developments can be challenging, especially for healthcare professionals juggling various responsibilities. This Cleveland Clinic Aortic Symposium on September 22-23 aims to close this knowledge gap. The event focuses on MDT case-based learning, offering an in-depth analysis of the latest practices in aortic disease management.
Session Highlights Include
- Role of Genetics. How genetics and family history affect the risk of developing aortic disease. Providing the latest evidence-based data to help professionals understand the genetic risk factors.
- Recognising Acute Aortic Disease. Aiming to sharpen diagnostic skills, focusing on the symptoms of acute aortic diseases and the appropriate tests needed for accurate identification and diagnosis.
- Continuum of Care. Comprehensive care doesn’t end at diagnosis. The symposium will discuss best practices for following up with patients from the emergency department to lifetime check-ups, ensuring quality care throughout the patient’s life.
- Imaging Options. Different diagnostic situations require different imaging techniques. Participants will learn the merits and limitations of various imaging techniques for detecting features of aortic diseases.
- Chronic Aortic Disease Management. Providing a robust framework for managing chronic cases, focusing on tailoring individual treatment plans based on specific patient needs.
Building Global Connections in Aortic Disease Management
When it comes to combating aortic disease, no organisation can make change on its own. That’s why the involvement of the charity, alongside other global changemakers like the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and The Marfan Foundation, is a testament to the power of collaborative effort.
Each of these organisations brings its own area of expertise to the table. While we have been at the forefront of educating emergency department teams in the UK & Ireland, the John Ritter Foundation has been monumental in raising awareness about the genetic factors involved in aortic health. Meanwhile, The Marfan Foundation has been indispensable in research and outreach concerning Marfan syndrome and related conditions, which often have a significant impact on the aorta.
Our collective aim is to provide a global approach to aortic awareness and education. By joining hands, we can cross-promote tools, best practices, and research data to reach a more expansive audience than any of us could achieve on our own.
This event serves as a comprehensive platform for healthcare providers—cardiologists, radiologists, nurses, and more—to stay updated with the current best practices in aortic disease care. Given the rapid advancements in diagnosis and treatment options, the symposium offers a consolidated review of state-of-the-art practices, helping busy professionals keep pace with the field.