February 23-27, 2015 - The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Island of Maui, Hawaii

Course Directors: Sanchez, William, M.D.,

 Pasha, Shabana F., M.D., Picco, Michael F., M.D.



This continuing medical education program is designed to update physicians and other health care providers practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology about new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Faculty will present data on multiple topics, including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, general GI, esophageal, motility, nutrition, pancreaticobiliary disorders, endoscopy and hepatology. Controversies in diagnosis and management will be analyzed in discussions and breakout sessions. Complex endoscopy cases and cutting-edge technology will be presented by expert endoscopists in a video forum. An optional session will be offered to help gastroenterologists and hepatologists prepare for recertification and obtain maintenance of certification credit.

Registration Fee

Physicians Active in Practice - Online Rate$850.00
Registration on or after: 01/01/2015$925.00
Resident, Retired and Allied Health - Online Rate$750.00
Registration on or after: 01/01/2015$825.00
Printed Syllabus / Paper Copy$100.00

Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Cite techniques available to identify non-acid esophageal reflux.
  • Describe newer anticoagulation agents and their management among patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy.
  • Identify current strategies for the management of Clostridium difficile infection.
  • Summarize patient features which suggest pelvic floor dysfunction as a cause of constipation.
  • Review dietary modifications which may improve symptoms for patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Appraise state-of-the-art options for colorectal cancer screening using fecal DNA testing.
  • Describe the proper therapeutic approach to patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Review the proper therapeutic approach to patients with chronic pouchitis.
  • Select the proper therapeutic approach to patients with chronic hepatitis C infection.
  • Contrast special populations of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection that require additional therapy and follow-up.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (24 general course, 1.5 for each maintenance of certification session). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. 
This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 27 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services.

If you are interested in exhibit space during this activity please contact exhibits@mayo.edu

Maintenance of Certification

Mayo Clinic will host Maintenance of Certification Learning Sessions that will feature the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2014 Update in Gastroenterology and 2014 Update in Transplant Hepatology knowledge modules.

The Learning Sessions will be held as follows: 

2014 Update in Gastroenterology
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
1:00-2:30 p.m. 
Fee: $250

Update in Transplant Hepatology
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Fee: $250

The primary purpose of the Learning Sessions is to facilitate completion of ABIM medical knowledge modules by board-certified internists and subspecialists of internal medicine in order to receive Maintenance of Certification credit. Learning Sessions are conducted in an interactive group setting with educational support, and are led by ABIM-certified physicians.

Participants who are enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program can order a copy of the 2014 Update in Gastroenterology or 2014 Update in Transplant Hepatology from ABIM's website, and transfer and submit the answers discussed during the Learning Session to ABIM for scoring. Participants will have access to a score report that confirms whether or not the module was completed successfully. Those who complete the module successfully will receive 10 points for completing a 30-question module toward ABIM's Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification. You must be enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program to submit completed medical knowledge modules for scoring, feedback reports, and eligibility to receive Maintenance of Certification points and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

For additional information about the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program requirements, visit ABIM's website,  or call ABIM Customer Service, 800-441-ABIM. To enroll in Maintenance of Certification go to your password-protected "Home Page" in the Physician Login section of www.abim.org. Once enrolled, you will be able to order an ABIM medical knowledge module from your home page.

For those not enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program, the Learning Session provides an excellent opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ directly from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.