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Orthopedic Infectious Diseases 2020 - CANCELLED

Rochester, MN US
June 18, 2020 to June 19, 2020

This course has CANCELLED - See this course in 2021


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To help protect our communities, the School of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is suspending live courses and conferences through June 30, 2020.

Registrants will be contacted by email as soon as possible with course-specific information.



Course Director: Gina Suh, M.D.

June 18 - 19, 2020 - Hilton - Rochester, Minnesota

Designed for the infectious diseases practitioner, this is Mayo Clinic's first course dedicated entirely to the challenges of managing orthopedic infections.  The course will feature highly interactive, case-based modules starting with a series of high-yield lightning topics delivered by subject matter experts addressing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.  Examples include discordant MSIS criteria for PJI; significance of the unexpected positive intra-operative culture; and use of oral antibiotics for treatment of musculoskeletal infections.  The lightning topics are followed by case-based group discussions led by a panel of experts. 

The course will take place at the same place and time as the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), a premier orthopedic CME course.  There will be a two-hour combined session with the participating orthopedic surgeons to discuss mutually relevant topics such as antibiotic dosing for spacers/local antibiotic delivery; issues surrounding join re-implantation (timing of re-implant, surveillance ESR/CRP, the pre-implant aspiration); when to consider one-stage exchange; and post re-implant extended prophylaxis.  Attendees will leave with up-to-date, practical information that can be applied immediately to their clinical practice.

Course Highlights:

  • First course dedicated entirely to orthopedic infections
  • Highly interactive case-based modules
  • Series of high-yield "lightning topics" delivered by subject matter experts addressing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges
  • Combined sessions with orthopedic colleagues for first hand perspectives on comprehensive medical and surgical management of orthopedic infections
  • Runs parallel to International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), a premiere orthopedic CME course with combined session
  • Practical updates that can be immediately applied into daily practice
  • Geared towards increasing clinician knowledge and improving patient outcomes

Target Audience

This course is relevant for infectious diseases specialists, infectious diseases trainees, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners with interest in managing patients with infections.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Interpret discordant MSIS criteria in the diagnosis of PJI
  • Formulate an appropriate treatment duration post-DAIR
  • Analyze the significance of an unexpected intra-operative positive culture including Cutibacterium acnes
  • Describe the treatment approach for uncommon causes of PJI such as fungal, mycobacterial, and difficult to culture organisms
  • Apply and implement findings of the OVIVA trial, landmark RTC for our field
  • Recognize the basics of phage therapy, a novel therapeutic strategy 
  • Demonstrate the management of non-lower extremity PJI orthopedic infections including vertebral infections, upper extremity PJI, pressure ulcers, diabetic feet and long bone osteomyelitis

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: 
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
06/18/2020 - 11:30am
Event ends: 
06/19/2020 - 5:00pm

Program subject to change.
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Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
10 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904
United States


Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
10 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates (starting at $209/night plus tax) at the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of May 28, 2020, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Orthopedic Infectious Diseases course when making your reservation.  Parking fees may apply.


Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American. 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.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

There are two shuttle services to the Rochester area from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements. Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 866-629-6885.

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.

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 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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

  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.50 Attendance


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