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9th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2021 - LIVESTREAM

December 3, 2021 to December 4, 2021

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 3 - 4, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona

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 4, 2021
Livestream Course
All Attendees $500 

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:

  • Reduce unnecessary repeated procedures and rescheduling of procedures.
  • Demonstrate a structured approach for the evaluation of patients with dysphagia including eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Identify 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 radiofrequency 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 any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 ABIM
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 ANCC
  • 15.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/03/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
12/04/2021 - 4:30pm

*Schedule reflects Mountain Standard Time zone.
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Internet Live Activity
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.



Course Director
Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.

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

Guest Faculty
Evan S. Dellon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D.
Amindra S. Arora, M.B., B.Chir.
Bhaumik Brahmbhatt, M.B.B.S.
Navtej S. Buttar, M.D.
David J. Cangemi, M.D.
Sara A. Charney, M.S., CCC-SLP
Don (Chamil) C. Codipilly
Michael D. Crowell, Ph.D.
Douglas O. Faigel, M.D.
Dawn Francis, M.D.
Norio Fukami, M.D.
Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.
Allon Kahn, M.D.
Amrit K. Kamboj, M.D.
William (Will) E. Karle, M.D.
Andree H. Koop, M.D.
Paul T. Kroner Florit, M.D., M.S.
Vivek Kumbhari, M.B.Ch.B., Ph. D.
Cadman L. Leggett, M.D.
Joseph A. Murray, M.D.
Rahul Pannala, M.D.
Nasim Parsa, M.D.
Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D.
Michelle F. Sharpe, R.D.N.
Diana L. Snyder, M.D.
Melina V. Sommese, P.A.-C.
Andrea E. Wagner, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., M.S.
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 other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 15.00 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 15.00 AOA Category 2-Acredits.

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved 15.00 hour(s) in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. (ABCGN tracking number: ABCGN21-097)

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.00 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.


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

  • 15.00 ABIM
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 ANCC
  • 15.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.00 Attendance

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