COVID-19: Mayo Clinic is committed to taking care of our patients, learners and staff as we address the COVID-19 situation. Learn more about COVID-19 online education, resources, and live course cancellations.

8th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2020 - LIVESTREAM

December 4, 2020 to December 5, 2020

Course Director: Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.
Course Co-Directors: Marcelo F. Vela, M.D., Prasad G. Iyer, M.D., and Karthik Ravi, M.D.

December 4 - 5, 2020 
Esophageal disease is a rapidly developing medical area marked by significant advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases. This CME course will take a comprehensive approach 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.

Course highlights:

  • Clinically relevant updates on esophageal disorders, diagnostic tools and treatment modalities that you can use in patient care right away
  • Didactic lectures, case presentations and Q&A
  • Interpretation and performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques, and endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation
  • Special concurrent session for advanced practice providers and allied health professionals on Saturday, December 5, 2020

Registration Fees

Registration Before Nov. 5, 2020  After Nov. 5, 2020 
MD, DO, Scientist, Dentist $300$375
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,
Allied Health, Retiree


Additional Information
Course Brochure

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 completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a structured approach for the evaluation of patients with dysphagia including eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Identify and understand current medical and surgical management options for esophageal outlet obstruction including achalasia and diffuse esophageal spasm.
  • Summarize the appropriate use of tools to diagnose and assess treatment response in gastro-esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia.
  • Identify patients with Barrett's esophagus who are acceptable candidates for endoscopic eradication therapy including endoscopic mucosal resection and radio-frequency ablation.
  • Examine the potential role of cannabis and opioid medications as causes of upper gut symptoms including altered esophageal motility.
  • Describe the clinical and endoscopic management of patients with benign refractory esophageal strictures.

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: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.00 ANCC
  • 16.00 AOA
  • 16.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/04/2020 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/05/2020 - 4:20pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Livestream Webcast
United States

Course Director
Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.

Course Co-Directors
Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Karthik Ravi, M.D.
Marcelo F. Vela, M.D.

Mayo Faculty
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D.
Kenneth R. DeVault, M.D.
Norio Fukami, M.D.
Magnus Halland, M.D.
Lois L. Hemminger, A.P.R.N.
Mark L. Hancer, P.A.-C.
Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.
C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.
Allon Kahn, M.D.
Amrit K. Kamboj, M.D.
David A. Katzka, M.D.
Andree H. Koop
Brian E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.
Cadman L. Leggett, M.D.
Karen T. McNett, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Sarel J. Myburgh, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., M.S.
Rahul Pannala, M.D.
Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D.
Karthik Ravi, M.D.
Diana L. Snyder, M.D.
Jean Stoa, R.N.
Marcelo F. Vela, M.D., M.S.
Andrea E. Wagner, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., M.S.
Michael B. Wallace, M.D.
Kenneth K. Wang, M.D.
Louis M. Wong Kee Song, 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 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 16.00 ANCC 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 16.00 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants 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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.00 ANCC
  • 16.00 AOA
  • 16.00 Attendance


This course offers the unique opportunity for companies to interact with health care providers via a Virtual Exhibit Hall. Analogous to booths at scientific conferences, this is a space where companies share information about their products and services, showcase their latest innovations, and connect with attendees, faculty and course directors.

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please email Kristy Badder.


Please login or register to take this course.


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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.

Any use of this site constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Online Registration.