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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2017

Chicago, IL US
September 14, 2017 to September 17, 2017

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

Course Directors: Laura Raffals, M.D., Karthik Ravi, M.D., William Sanchez, M.D.

Course Highlights:

  • NEW THIS YEAR:  Access to recordings of the course until the fall exam with registration!*
  • Pre-conference MOC Sessions - September 13
  • Over 50 MOC points available
  • Interactive case presentations utilizing audience response
  • Lectures in case-presentation format
  • Multiple short board examination-type best-answer questions
  • Review high-yield facts daily and leave with a complete list
  • Faculty are Mayo Clinic staff consultants

*Recordings will be available beginning two weeks after the course until the fall exam on November 13, 2017

The Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review is designed for candidates preparing for certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology. The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review will include relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

Come for our expert Mayo Clinic faculty, interactive case presentations, board exam-type question review and poster sessions.  FREE BONUS items: recordings of all the lectures available starting 2 weeks after the course until November exam; the newest (5th edition) of the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review textbook ($85 value) and Board Review Q&A book received at the course.  A complimentary mobile app for Apple and Android tablets, mobile devices and laptops is available; complete with note-taking, highlighting and annotation capabilities.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., Ph.D., DO$1,150.00
Reduced: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional             $850.00
ABIM MOC Sessions 2018 Update in Gastroenterology$225.00
ABIM MOC Sessions 2018 Update in Transplant Hepatology$225.00
Discount of $50 when attending both ABIM Sessions$400.00
Paper Syllabus (electronic included in registration fee)$120.00

Additional Information
Course Brochure  (PDF)
Questions Answers and Explanation (PDF)

Exhibitor Opportunities
​​​​​​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 the exhibit forms below and submit to Kris Jones.

Exhibitor Information (PDF)

Target Audience

This course is designed for GI fellows, gastroenterologists, persons preparing for GI board exams and recertification, gastroenterologists needing MOC, and GI nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physician extenders.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify esophageal, gastric, small bowel and colon diseases and other disorders of the GI tract and liver. 
  • Articulate diagnostic therapeutic approaches to management of patients diagnosed with digestive disorders.  
  • Discuss relevant areas of pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

Attendance at this Mayo 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: 
  • 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Event starts: 
09/14/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/17/2017 - 12:00pm
Click here to view the schedule on a mobile device.
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

The Swissotel room block is full.  There are several nearby downtown Chicago hotels that have availability over the course dates, including (but not limited to) the following as of August 23, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.:

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (closest hotel to Swissotel) $501/night – 0.2 miles

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park - $407/night – 0.2 miles

Comfort Suites Michigan Ave Loop - $347/night – 0.3 miles

Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan - $314/night – 0.3 miles

River Hotel - $294/night – 0.3 miles

LondonHouse Chicago - $399/night – 0.3 miles

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile - $319/night – 0.3 miles

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile - $329/night – 0.4 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Nrth Loop - $389/night – 0.4 miles

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave - $329/night – 0.4 miles

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile - $402/night – 0.5 miles

theWit Chicago – a DoubleTree b Hilton Hotel - $365/night – 0.5 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown - $296/night – 0.6 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown River North - $389/night – 0.6 miles

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection - $318/night – 0.7 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile - $267/night – 0.7 miles

Freehand Chicago - $275/night – 0.7 miles


Rooms have been reserved for course participants and their guests at the Swissotel at a special room rate starting at $289/night.

In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made by August 21, 2017, or before the room block is filled. Reservations are based on space and rate availability.

Reservations may be made online or by calling (312) 565-0565 or (888) 737-9477. When making reservations, identify yourself as a participant of Mayo Clinic's Gastroenterology Board Review course. 

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in.

Lodging arrangements and parking are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Valet parking is available at the hotel for $62 per day.

Lodging arrangements and parking are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Mayo Faculty

Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D.
Alina M. Allen, M.D.
Amindra S. Arora, M.D.
John E. Eaton, M.D.
Magnus Halland, M.D.
Stephanie L. Hansel, M.D., M.S.
Robert C. Huebert, M.D.
Sahil Khanna, M.D.
John B. Kisiel, M.D.
Michael D. Leise, M.D.
Jason T. Lewis, M.D.
Edward V. Loftus, Jr., M.D.
Randall K. Pearson, M.D.
John J. Poterucha, M.D.
Laura E. Raffals, M.D.
Karthik Ravi, M.D.
William Sanchez, M.D.
Seth R. Sweetser, M.D.

AMA Credit:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
General Session Total:  31.5

Session Breakdown Totals: 
ABIM MOC Session:  2017-2018 Update in Gastroenterology:  1.5
ABIM MOC Session:  2017-2018 Update in Transplant Hepatology:  1.5

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 31.5 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.

An additional 10 points can be claimed for each of the pre-course sessions taking place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Following the sessions, you must complete the module on the ABIM website.

Participant information will be shared with ABIM through the PARS system.

Available Credit

  • 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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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.

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