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4th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update: Debates on Current Controversies General Session

Scottsdale, AZ US
September 29, 2018

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

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR - Join us at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Campus! This course will provide the latest, state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and management of common disorders such as Esophageal cancer; eosinophilic esophagitis; anti-coagulation; obesity medical and endoscopic options, acute pancreatitis; hereditary aspects of gastrointestinal cancer; managing complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension; update on cholestatic and autoimmune liver disorders; hepatitis B and C - current therapies; and controversies in liver transplantation.

Course Highlights:

  • Case-based presentations
  • AMA, AAFP, AOA, AAPA, AANP, ANCC, and MOC credit available
  • Optional walking tour of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Registration Fees

Full Fee: Physician, Scientist$195.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$150.00

Optional walking tour of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine's integration with Mayo Clinic's world-renowned group medical practice enables students to work in the most current and comprehensive scientific disciplines and technologies, including genomics, individualized medicine, regenerative medicine, bioinformatics and more. (The tour will take place during the lunch hour Space is limited – sign-up when you register for the course.)


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 submit Exhibitor Documents to our Exhibits Coordinator, Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and advanced healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

Gastroenterology objectives:

  • Describe and compare current endoscopic and surgical management of early esophageal cancer
  • Explain innovative endoscopic techniques and medical options for treatment of obesity
  • Evaluate current views on the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis
  • Describe the implications and the management of eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Explain practical implications of prescribed and OTC anti-coagulation-related substances
  • Describe the latest, state-of-the-art experts’ thinking on the hereditary aspects of gastro-intestinal malignancies

Hepatology ojectives:

  • Review the management of complications stemming from cirrhosis and portal hypertension
  • Appraise current and emerging care paradigms for autoimmune and cholestatic liver disease
  • Define the latest hepatitis B and C treatment guidelines
  • Evaluate alcoholic hepatitis treatment and assess controversies in the use of liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis

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 AAFP Prescribed
  • 5.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 AOA
Event starts: 
09/29/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/29/2018 - 2:25pm

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Taylor Auditorium - Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
United States


The special group rate of $109 per night (King room) will expire August 28th. Please make your reservations before this date! Hotel rooms near the Clinic are limited. You are urged to make reservations early, as rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. Standard hotel reservation confirmation and cancellation policies apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.

Courtyard Scottsdale at Mayo Clinic
13444 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

Course rooms are available at $109 per night, plus applicable taxes, for single or double occupancy. Call (800) 321-2211 or (480) 860-4000; on or before the cut-off date of August 28, 2018. Book your group rate for Mayo Clinic GI Hep Room Block

NOTE: This hotel is walking distance to the meeting location. Area restaurants and other entertainment venues are approximately a 5-7 minute drive from the Clinic. Please reserve a rental car or utilize taxi service if staying at this location.


Ground Transportation: Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online and enter convention number (CV) 03NR0013 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section. 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 the hotel. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000.

Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Individual registrants are responsible for arranging their own lodging and travel.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Neena S. Abraham, M.D.
Bashar A. Aqel, M.D.
Staci E. Beamer, M.D.
Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.
Elizabeth J. Carey, M.D.
David M. Chascsa, M.D.
Rolland C. Dickson, M.D.
David E. Fleischer, M.D.
Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.
Cuong C. Nguyen, M.D.
Rahul Pannala, M.D.
Lori R. Roust, M.D.
Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.
Vijay Singh, M.B.B.S.
Sarah B. Umar, M.D.

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 this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This Live activity, 4th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Update: Debates on Current Controversies, with a beginning date of 09/29/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  5.00 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.

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 5.0 contact hours of accredited education.

imageMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 5.00 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.0 medical knowledge 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.

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.

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

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 5.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 AOA

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