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5th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update with Interactive Live Endoscopy - 2019 (Friday and Saturday)

Scottsdale, AZ US
October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

Course Directors: Thomas J. Byrne, M.D. and Norio Fukami, M.D.

This course will provide the latest, state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and management of common disorders such as colon cancer and pancreas cancer; functional dyspepsia; new concepts in culinary medicine; IBD; colon polyp management; new interventional endoscopy; management of alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, and Hepatitis C; and updates on new and existing therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma. Course format will offer didactic lectures, an interactive and dynamic live-endoscopy session, panel discussions, and Q & A. Active audience participation is strongly encouraged (keypads will be used).

The "live" endoscopy surgery will be video-conferenced to the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic campus. Participants will have the unique opportunity to ask questions of the endoscopists while the procedures are taking place. Plan to join us for the LIVE Endoscopy on Friday afternoon and didactic lectures on Saturday!

 On or before September 22, 2019

After        September 22, 2019

MD, DO, Scientist, Dentist $225 $250
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree $170 $195

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, primary care physicians, nurses and advanced healthcare practitioners (NPs, PAs, RNs, etc.).

Learning Objectives

GI Objectives:

  • Apply latest technique to manage various colon polyps
  • Describe standard algorithm & newer methods for an investigation on small bowel
  • Describe diagnostic criteria & treatment modalities for functional dyspepsia
  • Integrate new treatment algorithm for Crohn’s disease
  • Describe concept of culinary medicine
  • Evaluate current recommendations & explain updates for colon cancer screening
  • Explain new genomic discovery & risk assessment for pancreas cancer
  • Incorporate GI diagnostic & therapeutic algorithm for pancreas cancer


Hepatology Objectives:

  • Evaluate current management for alcoholic hepatitis, including the role of liver transplantation
  • Assess current concepts in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including emerging & experimental approaches
  • Review surgical, loco-regional & medical treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) according to disease stage & patient functional status
  • Appraise current treatment paradigms for hepatitis C in the direct-acting antiviral era

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: 
  • 9.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 9.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.00 ANCC
  • 9.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 9.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/04/2019 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
10/05/2019 - 2:25pm

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



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

To receive the special rate of $127 per night, you must make reservations before the room block is filled and prior to the cut-off date of September 3, 2019. Please advise the reservation staff you are part of the Mayo Clinic GI-Hep Update Room Block group. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.02%) in effect at the time of check out.

Attendees may call the number above or book online directly via the following link:

Book your group rate for Mayo Clinic - 5th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Update


Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified. Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting


Ground Transportation: Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online, and enter convention number (CV) 03NR0014 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).

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors
Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.
Norio Fukami, M.D.

Guest Faculty
Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.C.M.S.
Associate Dean for Clinical Services
Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Daniel H. Ahn, D.O.
David M. Chascsa, M.D.
Douglas O. Faigel, M.D.
Suryakanth R. Gurudu, M.D.
Caroline C. Jadlowiec, M.D.
Tisha N. Lunsford, M.D.
Talha A. Malik, M.D.
Cuong C. Nguyen, M.D.
Rahul Pannala, M.D.
Shabana F. Pasha, M.D.
Mohammed Saadi, M.B., Ch.B.
Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.
Hugo E. Vargas, 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 Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
Friday: 4.00
Saturday: 5.00
Course Total: 9.00

This live activity, 5th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Update with Live Endoscopy Session, with a beginning date of 10/04/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.00 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.

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 9.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 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 5.00 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. Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 9.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.00 ANCC
  • 9.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 9.00 Attendance


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