20th WCBIP/WCBE World Congress Joint Meeting of the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) & The International Bronchoesophagological Society (IBES) 2018

Rochester, MN US
June 13, 2018 to June 16, 2018

Course Directors: Eric Edell, M.D. and Jan L. Kasperbauer M.D

The WABIP and IBES hold a biennial congress with host sites rotating among the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, and Europe.  Attendees will participate in high-caliber scientific programs including discussions about disease states, new techniques & technologies and hands-on procedure workshops.

Additional Information
Exhibitor Information
Exhibitor Prospectus

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 exhibit forms. If you have any question please contact Susan Reigel

Registration Fee:

Registration FeeRegister Before
March 31
Register  After 
April 1
Onsite Registration
Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$550$600$700
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP's, PA's, Allied Health Professional and Retirees$400$450$500
Skills Lab   
June 14 - 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Endobrochial Ultrasound Brochoscopy (EBUS)
June 15 - 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Rigid Bronchoscpopy
June 15 - 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Small and Large Bore Chest Tube Insertion and Introduction to Pleuroscopy
June 15 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Percutaneous Tracheostomy
Gala Dinner - June 14 
Stone Barn


Target Audience

This course is designed for Physicians and care providers who care for patients with disorders of the larynx, pharynx, esophagus, and lungs. This course is designed to provide education for otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, for example.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the appropriate steps in staging lung cancer
  • Describe the appropriate use of cryobiopsies in the diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Define the proper use of endobronchial stents when managing major airway obstruction
  • Describe the steps involved in the assessment and management of vocal cord dysfunction
  • List the steps for tunneled pleural catheter placement

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: 
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
06/13/2018 - 3:00pm
Event ends: 
06/16/2018 - 3:00pm
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
United States

Lodging and Accommodations

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at selected hotels. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made by the cutoff date of May 15, or before the room block is filled whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the 20th WCBIP/WCBE World Congress when making your reservation. CLICK HERE

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 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

European Reciprocity
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, most recently renewed in 2014, the AMA will convert CME credit for live and e-learning activities certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME European CME Credits (ECMEC®s) converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.  Visit the AMA website for additional details. 

In addition, The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live events and e-learning materials and with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for live events only.  Learners should connect with the UEMS-EACCME®  for additional information.

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

  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 Attendance
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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. 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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