Multidisciplinary Update in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine 2018

Scottsdale, AZ US
April 12, 2018 to April 15, 2018

Course Directors: Charles D. Burger, M.D. , Ulrich Specks, M.D. , Robert W. Viggiano, M.D.

The Multidisciplinary Update in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2018 course will provide a state-of-the-art update on clinical advances in pulmonary and critical care medicine. A multidisciplinary faculty from Mayo Clinic provide a comprehensive approach to the current evaluation and management of various respiratory diseases. Topics include: airway disease, critical care, interstitial lung diseases, and sleep disorders.

Course Highlights:

  • State-of-the-art update on clinical advances in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
  • Comprehensive approach to current evaluation and management of various respiratory diseases.
  • Preventative and therapeutic techniques for optimal patient experiences.
  • The latest developments in medical practice guidelines provided by leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine, pulmonary pathology, and radiology.

Registration Fee

 Register on or before March 12Register After March 12
Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$600.00$675.00
Reduced Fee: PA, NP, RN, Residents, Other$500.00$575.00

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 submit Exhibitor Documents to Kristy Badder

Additional Information
Course Brochure (PDF)

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, Intensivists, General Internists, Hospitalists, Thoracic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Sleep and Emergency Room Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Allied Health Professionals who deal with areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine that will find this course of value in their daily practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the guidelines for step-down therapy in asthma care.
  • Recognize the problems associated with prolonged Intensive Care Unit stays.
  • Identify the developments in personalized sepsis management of Intensive Care Unit patients.
  • Describe the current treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
  • Review the latest treatment and prognosis of Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Diseases.
  • Describe the pathological patterns of the various interstitial lung diseases.
  • Summarize a radiological approach to diagnosing various interstitial lung diseases.
  • Assess the evaluation and treatment of patients with pleural disease.
  • Review the recent advances in thoracic surgery.
  • Describe the recent advances in bronchoscopy.
  • Review the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis.
  • Describe the current status of technology in improving care of patients with sleep apnea.

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: 
  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.50 AOA
  • 16.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/12/2018 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
04/15/2018 - 10:15am

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

Lodging and Accommodations

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: (800) 354-5892

Tucked among the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert surrounding sunny Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa proudly champions Arizona’s colorful history and culture. A host of options entertain guests of all ages. Spacious guestrooms and suites radiate with the warm colors, vibrant textures, and natural materials typical of Southwest style.

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of $309/night (USD) plus applicable city/state taxes. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of March 12, 2018, reference Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Medicine Course. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates based on group room availability. Children under the age of 17 will stay complimentary. Third or fourth adult person rates are $50 each. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. 

A deposit equal to one night’s stay ($309.00 plus tax) is required to hold each individual’s reservation. The deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the final night of the reserved stay. The deposit paid by individuals is refundable if notice is received at least seven (7) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 19.3 miles from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (CV 03NR0013). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for additional recreation and leisure activities.

Course Directors

Charles D. Burger, M.D.
Ulrich Specks, M.D.
Robert W. Viggiano, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Staci E. Beamer, M.D.
Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, M.D.
Kristopher W. Cummings, M.D.
Mark K. Edwin, M.D.
Emir Festic, M.D.
Juan C. Gea Banacloche, M.D.
Michael B. Gotway, M.D.
Margaret M. Johnson, M.D.
Augustine S. Lee, M.D.
Philip J. Lyng, M.D.
Michael J. Marino, M.D.
Bernie W. Miller, M-HSA, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH
Neal M. Patel, M.D.
Matthew A. Rank, M.D.
Kenneth K. Sakata, M.D.
Ayan Sen, M.D.
Maxwell L. Smith, M.D,
Karen L. Swanson, D.O.
Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.
Lewis J. Wesselius, M.D.

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

AMA Credit Breakdown:

Thursday: 4.50
Friday: 4.50
Saturday: 4.50
Sunday: 3.00

General Session Total: 16.50

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 16.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

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

  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.50 AOA
  • 16.50 Attendance

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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