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3rd Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Phoenix, AZ US
September 23, 2017

This CPD Activity has already taken place. See the 2018 course

Course Directors: Cuong C. Nguyen, M.D. and Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.

This course will provide the latest, state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and management of common disorders such as esophageal strictures, complications of bariatric surgery, functional GI disorders, colon cancer screening, IBD, fatty liver, Hepatitis B and C, in addition to lectures on dermatologic and infectious disease aspects of clinical practice. Course format will offer didactic lectures, panel discussions and interactive Q & A. Active audience participation is strongly encouraged.  

New this year! MOC (Maintenance of Certification) credits and an optional tour of the Proton Beam therapy facility.  Sign up for the Proton Beam Tour using the register options on the registration tab.

Registration Fees

Full Fee: MD, DO, Ph.D.$190.00
Reduced Fee: RN, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree, Resident/Fellow$145.00

Additional Information

Course Brochure (PDF)
ABIM MOC Information

Exhibit Opportunity

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 exhibiting at this course, please complete Exhibitor Documents and submit to  Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

The intended audience includes gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, nurses and advanced health care practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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


  • Describe and compare current diagnostic options for colon cancer
  • Explain innovative endoscopic techniques applicable for IBD evaluation
  • Identify appropriate tools and techniques for the management of esophageal strictures
  • Evaluate current recommendations on the evaluation of chest pain
  • Describe the implications and the management of the superbug emergence
  • Identify common dermatologic conditions associated with gastrointestinal diseases
  • Explain the nutritional complications of bariatric surgery
  • Describe the latest, state-of-the-art experts’ thinking on functional GI diseases


  • Appraise current and emerging  therapies for cholestatic liver diseases
  • Assess current concepts in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Review latest therapies for hepatitis B and discern when treatment is indicated
  • Describe the latest hepatitis C therapy guidelines

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: 
  • 5.00 ABIM
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 AOA
Event starts: 
09/23/2017 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
09/23/2017 - 2:25pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Mayo Clinic - Juanita Kious Waugh Auditorium
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Lodging Information

Residence Inn Phoenix – Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5655 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Call (800) 331-3131 or (480) 563-1500

The Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic is conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus.  A special group rate of $179 (USD), per room/per night, plus applicable state and local taxes, is available before the cut-off date of August 22, 2017 or until the room block is filled. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. Standard hotel reservation and cancellation policies apply.

To reserve a room, call (800) 331-3131 or (480) 563-1500 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Update in GI-HEP group or Book your group rate for GI-Hep Course online.



Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (CV number: 03NR0012). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply. 

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit online

Recreation/Leisure Activities
Scottsdale Area
Phoenix Area


Mayo Clinic Faculty
Bashar A. Aqel, M.D.
Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.*    
Lucinda A. Harris, M.D.
Russell I. Heigh, M.D.
Keith D. Lindor, M.D.
Cuong C. Nguyen, M.D.*
Robert Orenstein, D.O.
Shabana F. Pasha, M.D.
Jorge Rakela, M.D.  
Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D.
Kevin C. Ruff, M.D.
Amit Sharma, M.D.
Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.
Marcelo F. Vela, M.D.

*Course Directors

AMA Credit
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA Credit
This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 5.0 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Continuing Education Credit
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants can earn 5.0 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the entire conference.

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

3rd Annual Update in Gastroenterology & Hepatology – September 23, 2017
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) – 5.0 credits

Once the conference is completed, you will have the opportunity to complete the MOC Survey of Reflective Questions (one question per session) provided by the Course Directors. The MOC module will be on our website and will be accessible through your account. Instructions will be provided at the live course. You will have 30 days post-course to submit your survey response. The deadline will be October 23, 2017.

After you complete the survey, you will be able to access MOC points and print your certificate. Final submission of your completion will then be reported to ABIM, so you may obtain your MOC credit.

NOTE: There is no charge for this MOC and there is no need to sign-up in advance. If you have questions about the process, feel free to email us at:

Available Credit

  • 5.00 ABIM
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 AOA
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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to 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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