5th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2017

Phoenix, AZ US
December 1, 2017 to December 2, 2017

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

Course Director: Prasad Iyer, M.D.
Course Co-Directors: David A. Katzka, M.D.Marcelo F. Vela, M.D., Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.

Esophageal disease is a rapidly-developing area marked by significant advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases. In this program, a comprehensive approach will be taken to explore these exciting advancements including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, and insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis. A special feature of this program is a hands-on workshop for interpretation and performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques, and endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation.

Please note: Availability at the hands-on endoscopy stations is limited. Registrants may not be guaranteed participation at endoscopy stations due to current enrollment.

Join guest faculty Michael F. Vaezi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University, and Mayo Clinic experts in Phoenix, Arizona, December 1-2, 2017. 


 Registration Fee
Full Fee (Physician, Scientist)$650.00
Reduced Fee (Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$525.00

Additional Information
ABIM MOC Information
Brochure (PDF)
Save-the-Date Postcard (PDF)

Exhibit Information
This course offers an 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 contact Kristy Badder with questions, or complete and return Exhibitor Documents.

Target Audience

This course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in gastroenterology.  Thoracic surgeons, otolaryngologists and pulmonologists, as well as other healthcare professionals with an interest in esophageal diseases may benefit from this program. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize principles and interpretation of esophageal high resolution manometry.
  • Recognize current management options in achalasia particularly the role of POEM and manometric classification of achalasia subtypes.
  • Identify appropriate use of diet, drug and dilation therapy in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment of patients with symptoms of refractory reflux.
  • Select which patients with refractory GERD are appropriate to refer for surgery.
  • Describe non-endoscopic methods of screening for Barrett’s esophagus and diagnosis and monitoring of eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Apply new guidelines in the management of patients with Barrett’s esophagus.

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: 
  • 15.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.00 ABIM
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 AOA
  • 15.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/01/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
12/02/2017 - 3:45pm

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Mayo Clinic Education Center Mayo Clinic Hospital
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
5665 East Mayo Boulevard 
Phoenix, Arizona  85054
Phone: (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500
Online Reservations

Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, a business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

A block of rooms, studio suites, at a special group rate of $139 (USD), per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to and after the course dates, based upon space and rate availability.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ, 85054
Phone:  (800) 835-6206 or (480) 293-5000
Online Reservations

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa has reserved a block of standard deluxe rooms at a special group rate of $279 (USD), per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to, and three days after the course dates, based on group room availability.  The resort is located approximately 2.2 miles, or 7 minutes, from the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus.


Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Phone: (480) 515-6296

Mayo Clinic Education Center creates an ideal environment for medical learners to participate in education and training about the most up-to-date techniques and biomedical advances.

Located directly adjacent to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, the Education Center is within easy walking distance to Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic.


Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online here (CV# 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.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Director
Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.

Course Co-Directors
David A. Katzka, M.D.
Marcelo F. Vela, M.D.
Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.

Guest Faculty
Michael F. Vaezi, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee

Mayo Clinic Faculty 
Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D.
Christopher H. Blevins, M.D.
Navtej S. Buttar, M.D.
Michael D. Crowell, Ph.D., M.A.C.G., A.G.A.F.
Kenneth R. DeVault, M.D.
David E. Fleischer, M.D.
Norio Fukami, M.D.
Magnus Halland, M.D., B.Med.
Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.
Allon Kahn, M.D.
Cadman L. Leggett, M.D.
Joseph A. Murray, M.D.
Maoyin Pang, M.B., Ph.D.
Yi Qin, M.D.
Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D.
Karthik Ravi, M.D.
Tarek Sawas, M.D.
Kenneth K. Wang, M.D.
Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis M. Wong Kee Song, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is 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 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 15 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

This Live activity, 5th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course, with a beginning date of 12/01/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  15.00 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. 

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.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15 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.

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

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.00 ABIM
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 AOA
  • 15.00 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to mca.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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