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Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2018 - Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care: Translating Evidence into Best Practices

San Diego, CA US
March 1, 2018 to March 3, 2018

Course Directors: Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D. and Axel Grothey, M.D.

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 in GI oncology including but not limited to: locoregional modalities, the role of minimally invasive procedures, and state of the art radiation modalities.

Course Highlights:

  • Improve your ability to treat a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal malignancies, including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small bowel, bile duct, anal and colorectal, and gallbladder.
  • Integrate the best and most current evidence into your daily practice.
  • Optimize and integrate multidisciplinary care involving complex clinical management decisions.
  • Connect with colleagues and experts from Mayo Clinic and around the world.

Registration Fees

 On or before January 2, 2018After January 2, 2018
Full Fee: Physician, Scientist$650.00$725.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$550.00$625.00


Additional Information

Course Brochure(PDF)

Exhibit Opportunity

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 Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, GI surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists involved in cancer care, Interventional Radiologists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurses.

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 2017.
  • Integrate evidence-based treatment interdisciplinary strategies into clinical practice in various fields of medical oncology.
  • Determine the usefulness of biomarker-based treatment approaches in oncology.
  • Determine 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 hepatobiliary cancers and neuroendocrine tumors that would be candidates for transplant.
  • Describe the molecular biology and genetics of colorectal cancers.
  • Integrate statistical knowledge into the interpretation of published and presented data.
  • Select 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: 
  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/01/2018 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/03/2018 - 2:25pm

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
United States

Lodging and Accommodations

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: 888-421-1442

Be our guest and enjoy the abundant riches of San Diego’s “Golden Triangle” during your stay at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Set on 11 prime acres in La Jolla, CA, our luxury San Diego hotel boasts 417 guestrooms and gourmet restaurant row on property. Visit the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, spend a day kayaking, take a Baja Lobster or Wine tour, see live theater or shop San Diego’s trendy boutiques. Everything you want to see is just minutes away.

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of $189/night (USD) single/double occupancy plus applicable city/state taxes. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of February 6, 2018, reference Mayo Clinic GI Cancer Course. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates based on group room availability. Children under the age of 18 will stay complimentary. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.



San Diego International Airport (SAN)  – 21 miles away

Ground Transportation

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online (enter Convention Number CV03NR0013 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.

Recreation & Leisure Activities

Visit the San Diego Tourism Authority for information on recreation and leisure activities in the San Diego and La Jolla areas.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic Course Directors

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D.
Axel Grothey, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Daniel H. Ahn, D.O.
Steven R. Alberts, M.D.
Jonathan B. Ashman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mitesh J. Borad, M.D.
David A. Etzioni, M.D.
Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, M.D.
Christopher (Chris) L. Hallemeier, M.D.
Joleen M. Hubbard, M.D.
Pashtoon M. Kasi, M.D.
Michael L. Kendrick, M.D.
Wen Wee Ma, M.B.B.S.
Amit Mahipal, M.B.B.S.
Amit K. Mathur, M.D., M.S., FACS
Robert R. McWilliams, M.D.
Amit Merchea, M.D.
Nitin Mishra, M.D.
Kabir Mody, M.D.
Adyr A. Moss, M.D.
Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.
Fang-Shu Ou, Ph.D.
Ramesh K. Ramanathan, M.D.
Michael C. Roarke, M.D.
Qian Shi, Ph.D.
Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D.
Terence T. Sio, M.D., M.S.
Chee-Chee H. Stucky, M.D.
Beau Toskich, M.D.
Mark J. Truty, M.D., M.S.
Nabil Wasif, M.D.
Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D.
Harry H. Yoon, M.D.

Guest Faculty

Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, M.D.
Bassel F. El-Rayes, M.D.
Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, M.D., Ph.D.
Milind Javle, M.D.
Scott Kopetz, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP
Tony Reid, M.D., Ph.D.
John H. Strickler, M.D.
Jonathan R. Strosberg, 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 Educaiton (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 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown

Thursday: 3.75
Friday: 6.50
Saturday: 5.00

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals 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), please go here

Available Credit

  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 Attendance


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