Aerial view of Tromsø, Norway at night. Photo by Harry Jaschhof on Unsplash.

Register Now for the GenTAC Aortic Summit 2024

The GenTAC Aortic Summit is one of the premier meetings in the world focused on sharing knowledge and advancing research on genetic aortic and vascular conditions.

The GenTAC Aortic Summit is a biennial event that originated in 2009 as an activity of the NIH-sponsored National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC Registry).

The objectives of the meeting are to share current knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of genetic aortic and vascular conditions; review current best practices related to diagnosis and treatment; and foster scientific and educational exchange amongst researchers, healthcare professionals, institutions, lay organizations, and others interested in genetic aortic and vascular conditions.

8th GenTAC Aortic Summit (2024)

Tromsø Aorta 2024, a combined IRAD (International Registry for Acute Aortic Dissection) and GenTAC Alliance Aortic Summit meeting, will take place August 27-29, 2024. Set against the stunning backdrop of Tromsø, Norway, this meeting promises to be an engaging and enriching experience for all participants.

This three-day event will feature two separate but connected scientific meetings and a combined poster session:

August 27Afternoon IRAD pre-meeting and dinner
August 28IRAD meeting, joint poster session, and gala networking dinner
August 298th GenTAC Aortic Summit

The combined goals for Tromsø Aorta 2024 include:

  • Providing comprehensive insights into the latest developments in genetics and epigenetics related to hereditary thoracic aortic disease.
  • Discussing key points of 2022 ACC/AHA Aortic Disease Guideline.
  • Facilitating debates and updates on surgical options for managing aortic diseases.
  • Discussing current clinical trials for stent graft therapy.
  • Discussing lifestyle considerations and their impact on individuals with hereditary thoracic aortic disease.
  • Showcasing new advances in imaging and biomarker research relevant to aortic syndromes.
  • Presenting updates on clinical management strategies for hereditary thoracic aortic disease, including advancements in interventional therapies.

Researchers, clinicians, students, and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the numerous opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Group hotel rates are available at Clarion Hotel The Edge. Reserve your room here to receive the discounted rate.

Call for Abstracts – Deadline April 15, 2024

Abstract Submissions are encouraged for poster presentations from students, early career scientists, and experienced clinicians and scientists. For more information, review the scope of topics and abstract guidelines here.

7th GenTAC Aortic Summit (2022)

The 2022 Summit was held as part of The Marfan Foundation’s four-day Science in Paris meeting. Click here to view the meeting abstract book.

6th GenTAC Aortic Summit (2020)

The 2020 Summit was held virtually. Click here to view recorded presentations.