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Leiomyosarcoma Patient Education Symposium 2018

Rochester, MN US
July 14, 2018

Course Directors: Scott H. Okuno, M.D.

An educational event for patients, their families and the public who are interested in the essential health issues surrounding leiomyosarcoma. New in 2018, medical experts from Mayo Clinic will provide updates about state of the art treatment, care options, and research.

Course Highlights

  • Hear the latest treatment options
  • Research, clinical trials, and immunotherapy study updates on leiomyosarcoma
  • Connect with patients, family members, and care givers

Registration Fee


The registration fee includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and optional tour of the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Center.

Additional Information

If you are a current patient planning to attend the symposium and would like to schedule follow-up appointments for the sarcoma clinic while you are here, please call 507-284-4137.

Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed July 2018 as Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Minnesota.

Jointly Sponsored with the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation and Rein in Sarcoma Foundation. 





Target Audience

This course is designed for patients, their families and the public who are interested in the essential health issues surrounding leiomyosarcoma as well as other sarcomas.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review up-to-date information on diagnosis of sarcoma
  • Describe surgical interventions, emerging therapies, research and patient care for sarcoma
  • Identify medical options for treating advanced stage sarcoma including innovative research trials
  • Understand practical approaches to survivorship

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
Event starts: 
07/14/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/14/2018 - 4:00pm

Leiomyosarcoma Patient Education Symposium - Saturday, July 14, 2018

Syllabus (pdf)

To access the electronic syllabus, click the syllabus link above. The syllabus will open as a PDF. You may download it to your computer or print it. If you plan to print the syllabus, we suggest you choose the option to print multiple pages per sheet of paper.


Welcome and Introduction


Understanding Pathology Reports


Diagnosis and Treatment


Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma


Intraabdominal Surgery


Treatment and Clinical Trials




What’s New, What’s True in Nutrition for Cancer Survivors?


Voices of A Patient’s Journey


Panel Discussion / Q&A (Med Onc, Rad Onc, Surgical Onc, Ortho Onc)

Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building
200 First Street SW
Subway Level
Rochester, MN 55905
United States


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cutoff date of June 23, 2018, whichever comes first. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Leiomyosarcoma Patient Education Symposium when making your reservation.

Residence Inn Marriott
441 West Center Street
$109 single/double - standard

Rate includes hot breakfast buffet.


Kahler Inn and Suites
9 Third Avenue NW
$109 single/double – standard

Rate includes full breakfast buffet. Rates are based on single and double occupancy. Each additional occupant in a guestroom is $10.00.


Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

The hotel listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.


Rochester, Minnesota, greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by an international airport with multiple flights daily via American or Delta Airlines.

Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

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The registration fee includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and optional tour of the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Center.

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