Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience 2018

Amelia Island, FL US
November 8, 2018 to November 10, 2018

Course Directors: W. David Freeman, M.D., Kevin Barrett, M.D. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., Alejandro A. Rabinstein, M.D., Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., Michael Pizzi, D.O., Ph.D., Toni Turnbull, Ph.D.; Kevin E. Bennet, Ph.D., M.B.A, , Nicole Avalon, PA-C, Amelia Mantione, R.N.

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 Fees

Full Fee: M.D., DO$795
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$400
Student, Non-medical Professional$300

Abstracts: Deadline October 5, 2018
As part of Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience course, the course co-directors will review submitted abstracts centered on neuroscience, translational science, and specialized laboratories.  Accepted presentations will be presented verbally as on screen PowerPoint electronic presentations. The submission deadline for abstracts is Friday, October 5, 2018.
At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference

Additional Information
Course Brochure  
Exhibitor Invitation  
Abstract Form 
STEM Scholarship

Program At-A-Glance
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Neuroscience cutting edge research
Updates in Alzheimer's R&D and Genetics
Gut Microbiome and Brain Health
Precision Medicine Genetics of Neuro Diseases
Big Data and the NIH Neuroscience Initiatives
Multiple Sclerosis Update

Friday, November 9, 2018
NIH BRAIN Initiative Update
Neurostimulation for Neurological Diseases
Brain Machine Interfacing for Epilepsy and Neural Engineering
Machine Learning in Health Care
Breakout Themes: Bioinformatics, Neural Engineering, NeuroInformatics, Artificial     
Intelligence, and Translational Neuroscience

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cognitive Bias Codex and "Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow"
Neuropsychiatric Circuits and Depression and Transcranial Stimulation
Music and the Brain
NeuroRehab and Cybernetic Exoskeletons 
Neural Prosthetics for ALS
3-D Bioprinting applications for Neuroscientists, Neurologists and Neurosurgeons

Exhibit Opportunity
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 the attached exhibitor invitation listed under Additional Information above and submit to Denise Klarich,

Target Audience

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 ANCC
  • 15.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/08/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/10/2018 - 3:30pm
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States

A block of coastal view rooms, single/double/triple/quad occupancy are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $269 per night, plus tax. Call reservations at 866-763-2960 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience course or reserve on-line.  In order to receive the special group rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before Friday, October 5, 2018, whichever comes first. Early reservations are recommended due to the limited number of rooms available. Check-in time is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is before 11:00 a.m.. All parking at the resort is provided by valet service. Overnight parking at the resort is $14 per night. Day guest parking is complimentary. Guests will also receive complimentary in room internet service. Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 35 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo 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.

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 Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 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: 17.25

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 ANCC
  • 15.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.25 Attendance

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