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Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders 2019

Amelia Island, FL US
October 10, 2019 to October 12, 2019

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

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

Physicians and Scientists

ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees$495

Exhibitor Information
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 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 will be peer-reviewed. For further information, please review the submission form or email questions to FLA CME Abstracts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pulmonologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians and providers with an interest in pulmonary involvement of connective tissue disorders. The course will be available for any physician, physician in training or provider with no other prerequisites. 

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: 
  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/10/2019 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
10/12/2019 - 5:00pm

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The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States
+1 (904) 277-1100

Coastal view rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $299 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before September 18, 2019, whichever comes first. The resort has extended the group rate three days prior and three days after the course, based on availability. Book online or call the Ritz-Carlton at 888-239-1217 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations course. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Rooms are limited and we encourage early booking. All parking at the resort is provided by valet service. A resort activity package is reduced for guests to a daily rate of $16.50; which includes, enhanced wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices, basic wireless internet in the meeting space, fitness class of the day, bicycle usage for up to two bikes, for two hours per day, golf club driving range balls and use of golf practice facilities, tennis court privileges including a racquet and balls for one hour, beach umbrella (one per room, per day) and beach boogie boards (up to two per day, per room).


Overflow Options (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

Residence Inn by Marriott 
Address: 2301 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 277-2440
3.4 miles from the Ritz-Carlton and the complimentary shuttle would provide easy transportation to and from the venue. 


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.

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 live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 14.75 AOA Category 2-A credits.

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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.75 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.75 Attendance


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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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