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GenTAC Aortic Summit 2020

Oct. 8, 2020 to Oct. 10, 2020
Aug 24 to Oct 11
Abstract Deadline: 
Sep 11


The GenTAC Aortic Summit 2020 is one of the premier meetings in the world focused on sharing knowledge and advancing research on genetic aortic disease. It is open to scientists, clinicians, institutions, organizations, and the general public interested in genetic aortic conditions. A biennual event, the GenTAC Aortic Summit originated in 2009 as part of the mission of the National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Related Conditions (GenTAC). Its objective are to share current knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of genetic aortic disease; review current best practices related to diagnosis and treatment; and foster scientific and educational exchange. The GenTAC Alliance will be powered by The Marfan Foundation beginning October 1, 2020.


Presentations on-demand are available beginning September 29. The live portion of the GenTAC Aortic Summit 2020 kicks off on Thursday, October 8, 6-8:30 pm EST, with a special session titled, Best Practices for Managing Genetic Aortic Disease in a Covid-19 Era: Care, Education, and Research.

On Saturday, October 10, from 9 am-1 pm EST, there are five sessions, each featuring several expert-led discussions. These sessions are:

Non-Marfan Familial Thoracic and Early Onset Aortic Conditions
Marfan Syndrome: The Latest
Turner Syndrome and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Bicuspid Aortopathy and Related Aortic Valve Disease
Acute and Chronic Aortic Syndromes: From Bedside to Bench and Back

The detailed agenda is available at the registration website.

Course Directors 

Kim Eagle, MD, Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan, and Chair of the GenTAC Alliance


Alan Braverman, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Simon Body, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Peter Byers, MD, University of Washington, WA
Joseph Coselli, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Richard Devereux, MD, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, NY
David Dichek, MD, University of Washington, WA
Aaron Dorfman, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Kim Eagle, MD, University of Michigan, MI
Leonard Girardi, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
Thomas Gleason, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA
Jennifer Habashi, MD, Johns Hopkins University, MD
Marion Hofmann-Bowman, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, MI
Kathryn Holmes, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Jay Humphrey, MD, Yale School of Medicine, CT
Dr. Guillaume Jondeau, Bischat Hospital, France
Scott LeMaire, MD, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Cheryl Maslen, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, OR
Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, UT Health McGovern Medical School
Shaine Morris, MD, Texas Children Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Mona Nemer, Phd, University of Montreal
Maral Ouzounian MD, PhD – University of Toronto, Canada
Himanshu Patel, MD, University of Michigan, MI
Siddarth Prakash, MD, UT Health McGovern Medical School, TX
Francesco Ramirez, PhD, Mount Sinai, NY
Mary Roman, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
Sherene Shalhub, MD, University of Washington, WA
Michael Silberbach, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, OR
Thor Sundt, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Toru Suzuki, MD, PhD – University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Jonathon Weinsaft, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
Bo Yang, MD, University of Michigan, MI


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