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Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience 2017

Atlanta, GA US
October 24, 2017 to October 25, 2017

Location Change

Sadly, hurricane Irma caused significant damage to the Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas and it will not reopen until January of 2018.  We are therefore relocating our course to the Westin Buckhead Atlanta.  


Course Directors: W. David Freeman, M.D, Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., Kevin Barrett, M.D., Alejandro Rabinstein, M.D., Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa M.D.
Co-Course Director: Kevin E. Bennet, Ph.D., M.B.A. and Michael Pizzi, D.O., Ph.D.

Convergence calls for groups within the biomedical, life sciences, physical science, engineering and other fields to come together to solve unmet health needs. This conference aims to bring together various scientists with the aim of discovery of education gaps inherent to one’s own discipline as well as the potential for creative collaboration in shared problem solving.


Registration Fee

Full Fee; M.D., DO, Scientist$750.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$600.00

Abstracts: Deadline October 9, 2017, 2017

As part of Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience, all submitted abstracts will be shared via selected electronic poster (ePoster) at the meeting. Submitted abstracts may include converged science projects involving laboratory teams or transdisciplinary teams (clinical or basic science, biomedical and/or computer science, or engineering research with integrated team with work in design chemical, physical, mechanical,, electrical or biomedical realms). Posters will be peer-reviewed and accepted abstract recipients. The submission deadline for abstracts is October 9, 2017. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference. Complete and return the attached abstract form.

Exhibit Opportunities

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 and return the attached exhibitor forms.

Additional Information

Course Brochure (PDF) 
Exhibitor Forms (PDF)  
Abstract Forms (PDF) 


Optional Preconference Session
(Additional Fee Required)

Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)
October 23, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Click here for more information regarding the ENLS course and registration.


Target Audience

Convergence calls for groups within many backgrounds of science including biomedical, life sciences, physical science, engineering and other fields to come together to solve unmeet health needs. This includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists (PhD), chemists and physicists (physical science), engineers (mechanical, electrical, software, and "health care"). Also newer scientific fields are emerging that are key to convergence in health care including health information technology (IT), informatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning experts.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss complex neurological conditions and challenges
  • Identify emerging innovations and potential converged solutions
  • Recognize convergence concepts
  • Identify opportunities for scientific collaboration, discovery and problem solving
  • Create a growing network of convergence neuroscience teams within Mayo Clinic and abroad

Attendance at this Mayo 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 AOA
  • 10.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/24/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/25/2017 - 3:30pm
Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile device 

PDF icon Convergence Agenda 10 16.pdf


The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States
+1 (800) 937-8461

Click here to make your hotel reservation online

Commonly referred to as “The Beverly Hills of the South,” Atlanta's stylish Buckhead neighborhood is the place to enjoy the city’s best luxury shopping, fine dining, and energetic nightlife. Find yourself surrounded by a world of fashion, dining, culture, nightlife, and great attractions.

Rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $189 per night plus applicable taxes.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of September 29, 2017, whichever comes first. The hotel has extended the group rate three days prior to and three days after the course based on availability. Check-in time is after 3 p.m. and check-out time is at 12 p.m. Call the Westin at 1-800-westin1 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience 2017 course.


Ground Transportation


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

Available Credit

  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.50 AOA
  • 10.50 Attendance


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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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