Systematic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024

Seattle, WA US
August 7, 2024 to August 10, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream* (virtual) attendance options
All times listed are Pacific time zone.

Course Directors: Arya Mohabbat, M.D., Michael Mueller, M.D., and Elizabeth Wight, M.D.

August 7 -10, 2024 - Lotte Hotel Seattle - Seattle, Washington

General Session: August 7-10, 2024
This course will provide evidence-based strategies to address frequently encountered medically unexplained conditions.  We will begin with a thorough discussion of the pathophysiological process of central sensitization; this will be followed by lectures focusing on specific medically unexplained conditions and symptoms.  Each topic will utilize didactic sessions, case vignettes, clinical pearls, and formal Q/A sessions.  

Optional Healthy Living Workshop: Thursday, August 8, 2024. 
This 3.75 credit workshop will discuss the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for both the patient and the healthcare professional. Topics will include a talk on the benefits of healthy lifestyle habits, followed by in-depth looks at nutrition, physical activity, coffee, tea, sugar and diet beverages, alcohol and other beverages. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of current controversies in nutrition. We will include practical tips on how to incorporate healthy habits into a busy lifestyle and how to communicate this to patients. We will focus on the general lifestyle recommendations and also discuss the benefits for patients with fibromyalgia.

Workshop Highlights- 

  • Palatable Prevention – Discuss the overall evidence between diet and health.
  • Liquid Health? – Discuss the health benefits and risks of coffee, tea, sugar sweetened, diet, and other beverages.
  • Nutrition Controversies – Discuss the scientific evidence on the health benefits and risks of certain controversial nutrition topics including gluten, nuts, genetically modified foods, and select dietary supplements.

Registration for one of the General Session options is required to register for the Optional Workshop Healthy Living

*Livestream will be presented as voiceover PowerPoints only
*Post-course recordings will not be available

Registration Fees
General Session 
MD, DO, PhD$995
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$925
Optional - Healthy Living Workshop
includes healthy lunch and afternoon break
$225

Target Audience

This course is intended for general internists, internal medicine subspecialists, family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other primary healthcare professionals who practice in or have a special interest in treating medically complex patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiological process of central sensitization
  2. Highlight the relationship between central sensitization and various medically unexplained symptoms
  3. Integrate evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for fibromyalgia
  4. Identify effective strategies for managing chronic gastrointestinal symptoms
  5. Define post-COVID syndrome
  6. Identify strategies for effective management of post-COVID syndrome
  7. Integrate evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for chronic fatigue syndrome

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 24.25 ABIM
  • 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.25 ANCC
  • 24.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/07/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/10/2024 - 12:30pm

Printable version of Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024 program

A Systematic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024

Lotte Hotel Seattle – Seattle, Washington

August 7 – 10, 2024

Note: Times are listed in Pacific time
*Livestream will be presented as voiceover PowerPoints only
*Post-course recordings will not be available

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2024 – General Session

7:15 – 7:50 AM

Registration and Breakfast
Livestream begins at 7:35 AM

*Livestream will be presented as voiceover PowerPoint only

7:50 – 8:00 AM

Introductions and Announcements
Course Directors

8:00 – 8:45 AM


8:45 – 8:55 AM

Central Sensitization: A Pathophysiological Review
Chris A. Aakre, MD

Q&A

8:55 – 9:25 AM


9:25 – 9:35 AM

Fibromyalgia
LaSonya T. Natividad, ARNP, CNP, MSN

Q&A

9:35 – 10:20 AM


10:20 – 10:30 AM

Approach to Chronic Headaches
Nathan P. Young, DO

Q&A

10:30 – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 AM


11:30 – 11:40 AM

Chronic Dizziness
Elizabeth W. Westby, MD

Q&A

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM


12:10 – 12:20 PM

Approach to Insomnia
Mithri Junna, MD

Q&A

12:20 – 12:50 PM


12:50 – 1:00 PM

Chronic Pruritus
Julio C. Sartori Valinotti, MD

Q&A

1:00 PM

Adjourn General Session 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2024 – General Session

7:00 – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with the Experts
*Livestream begins at 7:00 AM

This time provides a structured opportunity for previous day speakers and learners to connect. Specific case, additional questions, and unanswered questions from the Q&A time can be answered at this time.

*Livestream audience will have an open link to request time with the presenters that will be available and a livestream feed to be able to hear the conversations and questions.

7:55 – 8:00 AM

Introductions and Announcements
Course Directors

8:00 – 8:45 AM


8:45 – 8:55 AM

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Stephanie L. Grach, MD, MS

Q&A

8:55 – 9:40 AM


9:40 – 9:50 AM

Evaluation of Thyroid Hormones: Myths, Truths, and In-Between
Mabel Ryder, MD

Q&A

9:50 – 10:35 AM


10:35 – 10:45 AM

Unexplained Chest Pain and Palpitations
Michael W. Cullen, MD

Q&A

10:45– 11:15 AM

BREAK

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 12:10 PM

Approach to Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Amindra S. Arora, MB, BChir

Q&A

12:10 – 12:40 PM


12:40 – 12:50 PM

Approach to the Patient with “Adrenal Fatigue”
Neena Natt, MD

Q&A

1:00 PM

Adjourn General Session

HEALTHY LIVING WORKSHOP (Optional, separate registration)
Registration to General session is required to attend this optional workshop.

12:50 – 1:15 PM

Pick Up Lunches *For workshop attendees only*

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Why Healthy Lifestyle?
Warren G. Thompson, MD

1:45 – 2:25 PM

Palatable Prevention
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS

2:25 – 3:05 PM

Physical Activity and Health
Warren G. Thompson, MD

3:05 – 3:20 PM

Q&A
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS, and Warren G. Thompson, MD

3:20 – 3:35 PM

BREAK

3:35 – 4:05 PM

Liquid Health?
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS

4:05 – 4:35 PM

Risks and Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption
Warren G. Thompson, MD

4:35 – 5:05 PM

Nutrition Controversies
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS

5:05 – 5:15 PMQ&A
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS, and Warren G. Thompson, MD

5:15 PM

Adjourn Healthy Living Workshop

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2024 – General Session

7:00 – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with the Experts
*Livestream begins at 7:00 AM

This time provides a structured opportunity for previous day speakers and learners to connect. Specific case, additional questions, and unanswered questions from the Q&A time can be answered at this time.

*Livestream audience will have an open link to request time with the presenters that will be available and a livestream feed to be able to hear the conversations and questions.

7:55 – 8:00 AM

Introductions and Announcements
Course Directors

8:00 – 8:45 AM


8:45 – 8:55 AM

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
Daniel Dudenkov, MD

Q&A

8:55 – 9:40 AM


9:40 – 9:50 AM

Chronic GI/Pelvic Pain and Symptoms
Isabel Green, MD, and Iris Wang, MD

Q&A

9:50 – 10:35 AM


10:35 – 10:45 AM

The Rheumatologist Will See You Now
Kerry Wright, MBBS

Q&A

10:45– 11:15 AM

BREAK

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 12:10 PM

Brain Fog
Leanne Elmer, MS, CCC-SLP, and Jessica Petersen, OT

Q&A

12:10 – 12:55 PM


12:55 – 1:05 PM

Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Allergy-Immunology
Rohit D. Divekar, MBBS, PhD

Q&A

1:05 PM

Adjourn General Session

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2024 – General Session

7:00 – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with the Experts
*Livestream begins at 7:00 AM

This time provides a structured opportunity for previous day speakers and learners to connect. Specific case, additional questions, and unanswered questions from the Q&A time can be answered at this time.

*Livestream audience will have an open link to request time with the presenters that will be available and a livestream feed to be able to hear the conversations and questions.

7:55 – 8:00 AM

Introductions and Announcements
Course Directors

8:00 – 8:45 AM


8:45 – 8:55 AM

Long-COVID Syndrome
Joshua Overgaard, MD

Q&A

8:55 – 9:40 AM


9:40 – 9:50 AM

Unexplained Chronic Cough
Vivek N. Iyer, MD, MPH

Q&A

9:50 – 10:35 AM


10:35 – 10:45 AM

Unexplained Breast Pain
Sandhya Pruthi, MD

Q&A

10:45– 11:15 AM

BREAK

11:15 – 11:55 AM

11:55 AM – 12:05 PM

Importance of Patient Stories and Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Larry Bergstrom, MD

Q&A

12:05 – 12:50 PM


12:50 – 1:00 PM

Rehabilitation – Bringing It All Together
Erica Bellamkonda, MD

Q&A

1:00 PM

Adjourn General Session
Thank you for attending!

 

Lotte Hotel Seattle
809 5th AVE
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
+1 (206) 800-8112

In-Person Lodging

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at Lotte Hotel Seattle. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of July 16, 2024, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.

Room Rate: Run of House- $329 per night, plus tax and $4 per night Seattle tourism assessment fee 

  • Waived Urban Experience Fee ($25)- Complimentary access to the fitness center, guest room Wi-Fi, and 2 bottled water
  • Note: There is an additional charge of $75 per person for more than double occupancy to include guests aged 12 and up.

Online Hotel Reservations- Click Here 
Phone: 206-800-8112 (reference Mayo Clinic Systematic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024)

If you experience any issues with hotel reservation, please contact The Lotte at the number above and email us at rstgimcme@mayo.edu

Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm

Parking: Hotel offers limited valet-only parking. Current hourly valet parking rates apply. 

  • Event Parking- $35 per car, per day
  • Overnight Parking- $75 per car, per night
  • Valet/Hosted Parking- Billed at the rate of each vehicle's hourly rate

Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge - Onsite restaurant
Le SPA de l'hotel LOTTE - Spa and fitness center

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Travel

Airport: 

Seattle- Tacoma International Airport (SEA), apx 25 minutes by car (14 miles)

Car Service:

  • Your favorite Car Rental Agency 
  • Taxi/Uber/Lyft may be available 

Local Attractions

Course Directors

Arya B. Mohabbat, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Michael R. Mueller, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Elizabeth C. Wight, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Faculty

Chris A. Aakre, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Amindra S. Arora, MB, BChir
Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Erica Bellamkonda, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehab
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Larry R. Bergstrom, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Michael W. Cullen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
Rohit D. Divekar, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Daniel V. Dudenkov, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Leanne M. Elmer, MS, CCC-SLP
Instructor in Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology

Stephanie L. Grach, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Isabel C. Green, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynecology
Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine
Associate Professor of Nutrition
General Internal Medicine
Vivek N. Iyer, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Mithri Junna, MD.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology
LaSonya T. Natividad, ARNP, CNP, MSN**
Instructor in Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Neena Natt, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Joshua Overgaard, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Jessica L. Petersen, OT
Occupational Therapist
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sandhya Pruthi, MD*
Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Mabel Ryder, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Julio C. Sartori Valinotti, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dermatology
Warren G. Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Preventative Medicine
 
Nathan P. Young, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology
Iris Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Elizabeth W. Westby, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Family Medicine

*Planning team member, AAFP diplomate
**Planning team member, ANCC diplomate

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.

AMA 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Credit allocation:

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024 General Session: 4.50 credits
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 General Session: 5.25 credits
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 Optional Workshop- Healthy Living: 3.75 credits
  • Friday, August 9, 2024 General Session: 5.50 credits
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024 General Session: 5.25 credits

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 24.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit allocation:

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024 General Session: 4.50 contact hours
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 General Session: 5.25 contact hours
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 Optional Workshop- Healthy Living: 3.75 contact hours
  • Friday, August 9, 2024 General Session: 5.50 contact hours
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024 General Session: 5.25 contact hours

AAFP
The AAFP has reviewed A Systematic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024 and deemed it acceptable for up to 24.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 08/07/2024 to 08/10/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Optional Royal College Statement

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

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. 

 

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Available Credit

  • 24.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 24.25 ABIM
  • 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 24.25 ANCC
  • 24.25 Attendance

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