RWJBH Aortic Center Symposium - (CBMC and NBI)

Hosted by: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6:00 pm

Location: Capriccio Ristorante, 633 Rt. 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981

Target Audience: Primary care physicians, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nurses, radiologists and allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate patients using history, symptoms and imaging of aneurysms to design a management plan for their treatment.
  • Educate patients and families regarding their diagnosis and to understand the various treatment options.
  • Summarize the advanced imaging options available as an essential component for screening, identification, management and treatment of aortic pathology.


6 - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktails - beverages and passed hors d’oeuvres

6:30 - 6:40 p.m.
Introductions and Welcome
Arash Salemi, MD
Clinical System Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery
RWJBarnabas Health, Professor of Surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

6:40 - 7:10 p.m.
Advanced Imaging Options
Screening and Identifi cation of Aortic Pathology

Esad Vucic, MD, PhD
Sub-specialty cardiac imaging specialist,
Advanced cardiovascular imaging division at RWJBarnabas Health

7:10 - 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, The Aortic Center at RWJBH
Ioannis Loumiotis, MD
Director of the RWJBarnabas Health Aortic Center,
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RWJBarnabas Health
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

7:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Questions and answers: open discussion

7:45 - 8 p.m.
Evaluations and adjourn

For questions, please contact Erich Altherr at or Erica Stuppler at

Limited to 45.


Continuing Medical Education Credit
AMA Credit Designation Statement: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center designates this educational activity to a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement (for Directly provided): Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, transparency, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict (s) of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their disclosure of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devises. This information will be available as part of the activity material.

Faculty Disclosures: No relevant financial relationship(s)

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support: No commercial support was provided for this continuing education activity.

Capriccio Ristorante

633 Rt. 10 East

Whippany, NJ 07981

Questions? Contact Erich Altherr

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