Critical Issues America Annual Meeting - February 7-8, 2025

*This year's meeting is being planned as an In-Person meeting only.

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 7-8, 2025

1200 Anastasia Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134

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.

  • Physician.....................$495
  • Non-Physician.................$295
  • Resident/Fellow/Student........$75

*2024 Accreditation is displayed for reference.  Please check back for 2025 updates.

2024 Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Well Assembled Meetings.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
PAs may claim a maximum of 13.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit. 13.25 hours.


  • 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
  • Understand the impact and potential for Endovascular Repair of Aortic Arch Disease
  • Identify neuroprotective strategies after aortic repair
  • Recognize options (endovascular & open) for repair thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Understand role of "Off-the-Shelf" options for Endovascular repair of pararenal aneurysms
  • Identify appropriate patient selection for percutaneous aortic repair
  • Recognize necessary components to improve outcomes with ruptured aortic procedures
  • Understand challenges and strategies for the management of patients with aortic dissections
  • Identify the appropriate treatment options for blunt aortic injury patients
  • Recognize the role and potential for endovascular repair of mycotic aortic pathologies
  • Understand the role of new imaging modalities and techniques in the diagnosis & treatment of patients with aortic disease
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Our 2024 Exhibitors

*2024 Exhibitors are displayed for reference.  Please check back for 2025 updates.