5th Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2019

Amelia Island, FL US
May 23, 2019 to May 25, 2019

Course Directors: Andy Abril, M.D. and Benjamin Wang, M.D.
Course Co-Director: Kimberly Parikh, M.S.N., A.R.N.P.

This three-day course provides internists and general practitioners with up-to-date information on rheumatologic disorders and provides a complete general review for rheumatologists and rheumatology fellows. From this course, participants gain a better perspective of how to recognize and diagnose common rheumatologic disorders, and determine which patients can be managed in their practices and which need referral to a specialist. Residents and fellows will have an opportunity to participate by submitting original studies for poster presentations.

Registration Fees

Physicians and Scientists


Residents, Fellows, PAs, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees


Additional Information
2019 Brochure
2020 Save the Date

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please email Florida Exhibits

Submit an abstract or work in the area of rheumatology either case series, case-control, or randomized trials, as well as outcome studies, quality improvement or practice innovations, and interesting case reports to be included in an electronic poster session. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. For further information, please review the submission form or email FLA CME Abstracts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for internists and general practitioners, but will be applicable to clinical rheumatologists and rheumatology fellows, as well as allied health staff working in the afore mentioned areas.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review basic clinical and therapeutic aspects of rheumatologic conditions
  • Improve interpretation skills for rheumatology laboratory testing
  • Identify patients that can be managed in primary care practices, and patients that need to be referred to rheumatology
  • Review up-to-date information about etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of rheumatologic disorders

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 ANCC
  • 15.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/23/2019 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
05/25/2019 - 1:00pm
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The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States
+1 (904) 277-1100

Coastal view rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $299 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of May 1, 2019; whichever comes first. Book online or call the Ritz-Carlton at 1-888-763-2960 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review course.

Rooms are limited and early booking is encouraged. All parking at the resort is provided by valet service. Day valet parking is complimentary and overnight vlaet parking will be provided at a a reduced rate of $17.00 per night. 

Guests receive a discounted resort activity package at a daily rate of $16.50 (standard rate is $33); which includes, enhanced wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices, basic wireless internet access in the meeting space, fitness class of the day, bicycle usage for up to two bikes, for two hours per day, golf club driving range balls and use of golf practice facilities, tennis court privileges including a racquet and balls for one hour, beach umbrella (one per room, per day) and beach boogie boards (up to two per day, per room). Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.

Overflow Options (Once overflow options are no longer available, please google other local hotels nearby):
Residence Inn Amelia Island (~3 miles from the Ritz)

The Omni Amelia Island
Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 1-888-444-OMNI or (904) 261-6161

Residence Inn by Marriott 
Address: 2301 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 277-2440
3.4 miles from the Ritz-Carlton and the complimentary shuttle would provide easy transportation to and from the venue. 



Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located approximately 35 minutes from the Ritz-Carlton. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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. 

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 15.50 AOA Category 2-A credits.

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

This Live activity, 5th Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2019, with a beginning date of 05/23/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.75 ANCC
  • 15.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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