Critical Issues America Annual Conference - February 4-5 2022

*This years meeting is being planned as a "Hybrid meeting" and will offer on-site and virtual options.

*Covid-19 Pandemic Update --  The Critical Issues America Organizing Committee has decided to offer this meeting with Hybrid attendance options.  The meeting will be held no matter what -- but it could be converted to virtual only -- if conditions warrant changes.

Virtual only option -- when registering, just choose the remote attendance option. Connection information will be provided prior to the meeting.  Recordings and CME will be made available for 90 days.

On-site / in-person option -- when registering, just choose the in-person attendance option.  A limited number of on-site seats will be made available on a first come - first serve basis.  Please note - the on-site/virtual meeting option is subject to change at any time.  If you plan to attend in person -- please register here first then to ensure on-site availability -- then make your travel arrangements.  Also, make sure any travel arrangements are refundable because conditions could warrant further limitations or cancellation of the on-site option.  Masking requirements will follow local regulations and hotel guidelines and every seat will be properly distanced.  On-site registrations can participate on-site or via virtual.  Faculty will be mixed -- onsite and virtual.  You may be asked to participate from your hotel room at anytime.  Attendees will be subject to health monitoring such as temperature checks.

We invite you to attend our annual CRITICAL ISSUES america (CIA) meeting. The meeting will help participants to identify & manage complications associated with endovascular and open repair of complex aortic disease including: arch descending thoracic, TAAA, pararenal & juxtarenal aneurysms, aortoiliac aneurysms and other miscellaneous pathologies affecting the aorta.

The Biltmore Hotel February 4-5, 2022

1200 Anastasia Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134
& Virtual via this website

CIA will recognize potential treatment failure and the role of advance imaging techniques in the evaluation, treatment, and management of aortic disease.


Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians who specialize in vascular surgery, cardiology, interventional radiology, vascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, as well as fellows, and allied health professionals.



  • Provide an overview of current and unmet management of DLE complications caused by reduced blood supply and/or neuropathic damage
  • Discuss new developments in basic, translational and biomaterial research that impact DLE management
  • Explore new therapeutic approaches, from early pre-clinical to late clinical stage of development through presentations from leaders in academia and in the biotechnology industry
  • Identify possible areas of collaboration between academia and industry
  • Physician......................................$395
  • Non-Physician...............................$195
  • Resident/Fellow............................$Free

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