Gastrointestinal Pathology 2023

Phoenix, AZ US
November 9, 2023 to November 11, 2023

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options.

Course Director: Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology

November 9 - 11, 2023 - Arizona State University Health Futures Center - Phoenix, Arizona

The practice of gastrointestinal pathology is constantly evolving. Practicing pathologists must adapt to the emergence of new diagnostic entities, an increased need for ancillary testing, and the use of advanced endoscopic techniques for treatment of early gastrointestinal neoplasia, among other challenges. Twelve international experts will provide up-to-date information on all aspects of gastrointestinal pathology. Lectures, engaging case reviews, and interactive sessions will address common diagnostic challenges, relevant and need-to-know updates, ancillary diagnostic tools, and emerging issues in GI pathology.  

In-person and livestream attendee participation is encouraged via an audience response system. 

M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$875
Allied health, NP, PA, Retirees$750


Target Audience

This program is designed for practicing general surgical pathologists, gastrointestinal pathologists, and pathologists in training.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Illustrate pertinent clinicopathologic features of celiac disease and its differential diagnosis.
  • Recognize patterns of iatrogenic injury and infectious processes in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Integrate efficient molecular and immunohistochemical assays in evaluation of gastrointestinal tract tumors.
  • Identify common and uncommon polyps of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Describe the key features that should be reported in endoscopic and surgical resection of gastrointestinal tract tumors.
  • Recognize hereditary gastric cancer syndromes and the role of the pathologist.
  • Summarize the morphologic features of the most common mesenchymal gastrointestinal tumors.
  • Summarize the differential diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease.

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.

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.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/09/2023 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/11/2023 - 1:00pm



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Arizona State University Health Futures Center
6161 E Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Arizona State University Health Futures Center
6161 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona   85054

The Arizona State University (ASU) Health Futures Center represents the collaboration between Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic with the shared goal of improving health and well-being outcomes to the community.  The center offers the community a chance to participate in a world-class research, innovation and learning environment.  The leading-edge facility features a med-tech innovation accelerator, biomedical engineering and informatics research labs, and an innovative education zone.

Ideally located near ASU Health Futures Center (3 miles or 6 minutes away), lodging accommodations have been secured for course participants at the Hilton North Scottsdale at Cavasson.  Please see below for additional information. 


Hilton North Scottsdale at Cavasson
7965 E. Cavasson Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona   85255

Group Reservations Link

A block of rooms at a special group rate of $259 (USD), plus applicable city/state sales tax, per room, per night, run of house standard, single or double occupancy, is available for course participants and guests.  Currently, the sales tax rate is 8.05% and hotel occupancy tax is 14.02% (subject to change without notice.)  The hotel offers  complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms, self-parking in garage, and access to the fitness center. There is no resort fee. Housekeeping and porterage fees are at the guest’s discretion.  Group rates apply three days prior to and three days after course dates, based on group room and rate availability.

The Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m. All guests arriving before check-in time will be accommodated as rooms become available.  The Hotel can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

To ensure accommodations, make your reservation before the room block fills or by October 17, 2023.  After the cut-off date, the hotel will continue to accept reservations based on space and rate availability.  Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a valid credit card and first night’s deposit, which is refundable up to seven (7) days in advance of arrival.   Reservations cancelled within seven days of the conference will forfeit the deposit of one night’s room and tax.

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


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is home to 18 airlines offering nonstop flights from Phoenix to 110 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations. Once here, there are many options for transportation including sky train, taxis and rideshare, car and shuttle services, rail service, car rentals and bus system.  

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located approximately 22 miles (21 minutes) from ASU Health Futures Center, where the course will be held, and 24 miles (23 minutes) from the Hilton North Scottsdale at Cavasson.

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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 19.50 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

  • 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.50 Attendance

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To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery.

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