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Mayo Clinic 4th Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care 2019

Phoenix, AZ US
January 19, 2019 to January 20, 2019

Course Directors: Robert Orenstein, D.O. and Janis Blair, M.D.

The field of infectious diseases is constantly changing, posing challenges for front-line healthcare providers in the clinic and hospital settings. Emerging infections, multiple resistant pathogens, new diagnostics, guidelines, regulations, and antimicrobials require continuous learning. This course will provide up to date, concise and evidence-based presentations to keep you on top of the infectious disease challenges you face daily in practice. The course will feature lectures, case presentations and interactive discussions to enhance providers’ ability to diagnose, treat and prevent infections commonly seen in practice.

Course Registration Fees

 On or before December 19, 2018After December 19, 2018
Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$550.00$625.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$450.00$525.00
Optional Purchase

Printed Syllabus (must be ordered by January 3, 2019)


Course Documents

Course Brochure

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

Physicians and advanced practice providers (NP, PA, PharmDs) engaged in: family medicine, hospital medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, urgent care, women’s health, general pediatrics, geriatrics and anyone with interest in updating their knowledge of primary care management of infectious diseases and coccidioidomycosis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of coccidioidomycosis
  • Perform a diagnostic evaluation for suspected bronchiectasis
  • Choose the appropriate antimicrobials for skin and soft tissue infections
  • Recognize life threatening rashes
  • Implement the new guidelines for Clostridium difficile management
  • Manage common ocular infections

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/19/2019 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
01/20/2019 - 3:15pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Hotel rooms are limited, and we suggest you make your lodging reservations early. A limited block of guest rooms have been reserved for attendees with a special course rate of $254 single or double occupancy per night at the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic, with group rate honored three days prior and three days following the course dates, based upon space availability. To make your reservation, call (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500 on or before the cut-off date of December 27, 2018, or until the group room block fills. Please identify yourself as part of the Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease group. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations, and standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations, which is 72 hours prior to arrival.

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 East Mayo Boulevard • Phoenix, Arizona 85054
(800) 331-3131 or (480) 563-1500

Book your group rate for Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Room Block  

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online and use CV code 03NR0014. Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit SuperShuttle online.

Recreation/Leisure Activities: Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for recreation and leisure activities.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors

Robert Orenstein, D.O.
Janis Blair, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Timothy Aksamit, M.D.
Neil Ampel, M.D.
Thelma Barnes, O.D.
Elie Berbari, M.D.
Janis Blair, M.D.
David J. DiCaudo, M.D.
Lisa Drage, M.D.
Lynn Estes, Pharm.D. 
Juan Gea Banacloche, M.D. 
Thomas Grys, Ph.D.
Robert Orenstein, D.O. 
Roberto L. Patron, M.D. 
Raymund Razonable, M.D. 
Stacey Rizza, M.D.
M. Teresa Seville, M.D. 
Aaron Tande, M.D.
Elitza Theel, Ph.D.
Hugo E. Vargas, M.D. 
HR Vikram, M.D.

Guest Faculty 

Ben Johnson, D.D.S.  
Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine – Arizona 
Glendale, Arizona

Carlos Hartmann, M.D. 
McDowell Healthcare Center 
Phoenix, Arizona

James Johnson, M.D. 
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rebecca Sunenshine, M.D. 
Career Epidemiology Field Officer 
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
Saturday: 8.5
Sunday: 6.0

This Live activity, Mayo Clinic 4th Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care, with a beginning date of 01/19/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 13.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare 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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.50 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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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