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Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2020: Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care

San Diego, CA US
March 5, 2020 to March 7, 2020

Course Directors: Steven R. Alberts, M.D. and Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D. 

March 5 - 7, 2020 - InterContinental San Diego - San Diego, California

This course will focus on case-based and didactic presentations from Mayo Clinic and other international experts in the treatment of the whole spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small bowel, bile duct, anal and colorectal and gallbladder.

The primary goal of this course is to guide practicing physicians on integrating the best and most current evidence into their day-to-day routine care for patients with GI cancers. This course will also bring a practical perspective on how to optimize multidisciplinary care for some of the more complex clinical management decisions.  Topics discussed will include:  locoregional modalities, the role of minimally invasive procedures and state-of-the-art radiation modalities.

Registration Fees
Physician, Scientist$725

Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Pharmacist, Allied Health, Retiree


Additional Information
Course Brochure

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 Exhibit Documents and submit to Kristy Badder

Target Audience

This course is designed for medical, radiation and surgical oncologists; gastroenterology surgeons, gastroenterologists and hepatologists involved in cancer care; interventional radiologists; pharmacists; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; and nurses.  Other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients diagnosed with GI malignancies may benefit from this program.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Interpret the most up-to-date and practice-relevant data presented at various cancer-related meetings in 2019 and 2020.
  • Integrate evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment strategies into clinical practice in various fields of medical oncology.
  • Determine the usefulness of genomic and immune-based treatment approaches in oncology.
  • Review the current and future role of immunotherapy strategies in various GI malignancies.
  • Select the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with early stage cancers of GE junction, rectum, pancreas, and liver.
  • Identify ideal patients with neuroendocrine tumors that would be candidates for radionuclide therapy. 
  • Describe the molecular biology and genetics of colorectal cancers.
  • State the appropriate regimens for sequencing therapies across multiple GI malignancies.

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: 
  • 14.50 ABIM
  • 14.50 ACPE
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 ANCC
  • 14.50 AOA Category 2-A
Event starts: 
03/05/2020 - 4:15pm
Event ends: 
03/07/2020 - 2:00pm

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InterContinental San Diego
901 Bayfront Court
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

A block of rooms at a special group rate of $309 (USD), plus applicable city and state sales tax, per night, is available at the InterContinental San Diego for course participants and guests. Rates are based on single, double, trip and quad occupancy.  Children under the age of 18 years will stay complimentary in same room with parent.   Group rates apply three days prior to and three days after course dates, based upon availability. 

Self-parking is discounted to $25 (normally $38).  Bell staff porterage and housekeeping gratuities are optional and to be paid at the individual guest’s discretion.  The daily amenity fee of $25 plus tax is waived upon check-in and includes high-speed internet in the guest room, bottled water, local and domestic calls, business lounge use and health and wellness center access.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Make your reservation online or call 800-439-4745image before the room block fills or the cut-off date, February 17, 2020.  Reference “Mayo Clinic GI Cancer” when making your reservation via telephone.

Please note:  The standard hotel individual reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations with no fee to the individual if it is prior to 72 hours to arrival.  A cancellation or arrival date change less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax.  In the event a guest holding a reservation within the group block checks out prior to the guest’s reservation check-out date, the hotel will add an early check-out fee of one (1) night’s room and tax, to the guest’s account.


San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 3.0 miles from the InterContinental San Diego Hotel.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online and enter discount code CV03NR0015. Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

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 14.50 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 educational activity for a maximum of 14.50 ACPE Knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Participants can earn up to 14.50 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 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 14.50 AOA Category 2-A credits.

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 14.5 hour(s) earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. ABCGN tracking number: GI2019-177

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 14.50  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.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
General Session
Thursday:  0.75
Friday: 8.50
Saturday: 5.25
General Session Total: 14.50

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

  • 14.50 ABIM
  • 14.50 ACPE
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 ANCC
  • 14.50 AOA Category 2-A
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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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