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Mayo Clinic Pathology Update 2019

Phoenix, AZ US
January 24, 2019 to January 26, 2019

Course Directors:  Longwen Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Marcela A. Salomao, M.D., and Melissa Stanton, M.D.

Dr. John Hart, a world-renowned gastrointestinal and liver pathologist, and Dr. Ming Zhou, an internationally known authority in urological pathology, join an elite roster of speakers for this fourth annual 2.5-day general surgical pathology course.  Covering a broad range of subjects in diagnostic pathology, the central themes for this year's course include updates in the new grading system of prostatic cancer and recent perspectives on Barrett's esophagus.  Organ systems discussed include gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, soft tissue, endocrine, skin, neurologic and hematologic.  Presentations will involve a practical discussion of diagnostic challenges, need-to-know molecular updates, and emerging issues.  Attendee participation is encouraged via audience response system and engaging case reviews.

Registration Fees

     Registration Fees     
Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$775.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$675.00
Optional Purchase 
Printed Syllabus - Limited Supply.$50.00

Exhibitor Opportunities

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please submit Exhibitor Documents to our Exhibits Coordinator, Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pathologists, pathologist assistants, pathology fellows and residents, and allied health staff with an interest in diagnostic pathology.  It is also intended for surgeons and oncologists with an interest in new pathologic staging criteria.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Illustrate pertinent clinicopathologic features of Barrett's esophagus and celiac disease.
  • Identify key distinguishing features of various renal tumors and define new entities.
  • Integrate updates in the evaluation of endometrial carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, soft tissue tumors, and breast carcinoma.
  • Demonstrate challenging staging questions in the genitourinary tract.
  • Describe updates in reporting of thyroid and urine cytology.

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: 
  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/24/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/26/2019 - 12:15pm

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


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (800) 344-4758 (Reference Mayo Clinic Group)

Special room rates are available at the Scottsdale Fairmont. The discounted rate is $325 plus tax. Please make your reservation as soon as possible to ensure accommodations at the discounted rate. When calling the hotel, please be sure to indicate that you are a participant of the Mayo Clinic course. Please note that this block is formally designated to a separate, unrelated Urology Review course, but Pathology Update 2019 attendees are welcome to take advantage. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. Call (800) 344-4758 to make your reservation.

Residence Inn Desert View at Mayo Clinic (Located on the Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus)
5665 E. Mayo Boulevard 
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Phone: (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500

Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, highspeed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, a business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

A block of rooms, studio suites, at a special group rate of $260 (USD), per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to and after the course dates, based upon space and rate availability. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of December 24, 2018, reference Mayo Clinic Pathology Course.

Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.


Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online, (enter Convention Number CV03NR0014 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.

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.

Longwen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Marcela A. Salomao, M.D.
Melissa L. Stanton, M.D.

Fiona E. Craig, M.D.
David J. DiCaudo, M.D.
Karen Fritchie, M.D.
Katalin Kelemen, M.D., Ph.D.
Sarah E. Kerr, M.D.
Idris Tolgay Ocal, M.D.
Matthew T. Olson, M.D.
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Kenneth Schoolmeester, M.D.

John Hart, M.D.
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Lysandra Voltaggio, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Ming Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Charles T. Ashworth Professor of Pathology and the
Director of Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Sponsored in Part By
Henry D. Tazelaar, 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 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 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown
General Session Total: 18.5
Thursday: 7.25
Friday: 7.25
Saturday: 4.0

Maintenance of Certification Credit
Additional CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 Maintenance of Certification will be offered at no additional charge as part of a post-course assessment. This is offered through the Board of Pathology.

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer SAMs for meeting ABP requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). This activity has been approved to provide 18.5 Lifelong Learning (Part II) and Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credit toward Part 2 of the ABPath MOC Program.

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

Available Credit

  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.50 Attendance
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