Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders 2017

Fernandina Beach, FL US
October 20, 2017 to October 21, 2017

Course Directors: Andy Abril, M.D. and Isabel Mira-Avendano, M.D.

This two-day course provides pulmonologists, rheumatologists, internists and general practitioners with an up-to-date focus on pulmonary manifestations of Rheumatologic disorders. From this course, participants gain a better understanding of how to recognize and diagnose interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and other respiratory problems which are common in autoimmune rheumatologic disorders, and the latest information regarding pathogenic mechanisms, clinical trials and therapeutic modalities. The speakers will be nationally and internationally recognized specialists in the field. Residents and fellows will have the opportunity to participate by submitting original studies for poster presentations.

Registration Fees

Physicians and Scientists

ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees$325

Additional Information


Exhibitor Information

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 exhibit space during this course, please contact Florida Exhibits


Submit an abstract or work in the area of Rheumatology and/or Pulmonology either case series, case-control or randomized trials; as well as, outcome studies, quality improvement or practice innovations and interesting case reports to be included in an electronic poster session. Abstracts must will be peer-reviewed. For further information, please review the submission form or email questions to FLA CME Abstracts.

Target Audience

The target audience will be pulmonologists, rheumatologist, and primary care physicians and providers with an interest in pulmonary involvement of connective tissue disorders. The meeting will be open for any physician, physician in training or provider with no other prerequisites. We are aiming for a national audience with the possibility of some international attendees.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review basic clinical and therapeutic aspects of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension in patients with connective tissue diseases
  • Improve interpretation skills for laboratory and pulmonary testing pertaining to patients with interstitial lung disease and connective tissue diseases
  • Identify patients that need a multidisciplinary approach early in the course of disease
  • Review up-to-date information about ongoing research in connective tissue disease patients with autoimmune lung involvement

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: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 AOA
Event starts: 
10/20/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/21/2017 - 5:00pm
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The Ritz Carlton
750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
United States
+1 (904) 277-1100

Coastal view rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $279 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 28, 2017, whichever comes first. The resort has extended the group rate three days prior and three days after the course based on availability. Check-in time is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is before noon. Call the Ritz-Carlton at 888-239-1217 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations Course or book online.

Guests receive complimentary in-room internet service. Rooms are limited so we do encourage early booking. All parking at the resort is provided by valet service. Overnight parking at the resort is $14 per night and day parking is complimentary.

Overflow Option (Once overflow options are no longer available, please google other local hotels nearby):
Residence Inn Amelia Island (~3 miles from the Ritz)

The Omni Amelia Island
Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 1-888-444-OMNI or (904) 261-6161
As of 9/14/2017 there are villas available starting at $203.13 per night.


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 35 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport.  Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


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 live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 AOA

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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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