Mayo Clinic Convergence 2018

Orlando, FL US
February 21, 2018 to February 23, 2018

Course Directors: Tushar Patel, MB, ChB; Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD; W. David Freeman, MD

Convergence calls for groups within the biomedical, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and other fields to come together to solve unmet scientific needs. This conference brings together various scientists with the aim of discovery of education gaps inherent to one’s own discipline and the potential for creative collaboration in shared problem solving.

Registration Fees

*Registration Fee Includes 3 Days of Conference Access, Daily Breakfast,  Daily Lunch, and Opening Reception.

 Early Bird Registration on or before January 31, 2018After January 31, 2018
Physician$595$670
Scientist, Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$395$470

Exhibit Opportunities

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 and submit to FLACMEEXHIBITS.

Abstracts:  Deadline has been extended to Friday, January 19th, 2018

As part of Mayo Clinic Convergence 2018, all submitted abstracts will be shared via selected electronic poster (ePoster) at the meeting. Submitted abstracts may include converged science projects involving laboratory teams or transdisciplinary teams (clinical or basic science, biomedical and/or computer science, or engineering research with integrated team with work in design chemical, physical, mechanical, electrical or biomedical realms). Posters will be peer-reviewed and accepted abstract recipients will be notified. The extended submission deadline for abstracts is Friday, January 19th, 2018. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference.

Abstract Submission Packet 
Exhibitor Packet 
Course Brochure 

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, scientists, allied health, and students working in the fields of biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering and other scientific fields.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss complex scientific conditions and challenges. Future health problems are too complex for an individual scientist approach, and therefore, convergence of various scientists is needed to solve complex scientific challenges.
  • Recognize emerging innovations and potential converged solutions, since technology innovation occurs too rapidly for our current models of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Create actionable convergence concepts by group discussion.
  • Examine opportunities for scientific collaboration, discovery, and problem solving.
  • Create a growing network of convergence science teams among Mayo Clinic and other regional scientists. 

Lab Tours Available 


This course presents a unique opportunity to tour several laboratories on the UCF campus. Anyone wishing to attend one of the tours should RSVP to mchokshi@ucf.edu by February 14th. Please provide your name, affiliation, and contact information (email and phone) when RSVPing. 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018: 
-Photonics Diagnosic of Random Media Lab
Time: 4:00pm
Tour Length: 15 minutes
Can accomodate 10 people
Lab Director: Dr. Aristide Dogariu

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018: 
-NanoBioPhotonics Laboratory
Time: 4:30pm
Tour Length: 30 minutes
Can accomodate 20 people
Lab Director: Dr. Ryan Gelfand

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018:
-Limbitless Lab
Time: 4:00pm
Tour Length: 30 minutes
Can accomodate 30 people
Lab Director: Albert Manero

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/21/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/23/2018 - 3:30pm
Click here to view Program Agenda on mobile 
UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center
12676 Gemini Blvd. N.
Orlando, FL 32816
United States

Please park on the first floor of Garage D.

Below are hotels in the Orlando area, as well as their distance from the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.

UCF Area Hotels: minimum 2 miles from venue

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando East/UCF Area - 407-992-7000
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East/ UCF Area - 407-275-9000
Holiday Inn Orlando East/ UCF Area – 407-745-5464

Orlando Downtown: minimum 10 miles from venue

Grand Bohemian Hotel – 407-313-9000
Aloft Orlando Downtown – 407-380-3500
Embassy Suites by Hilton – 407-841-1000

Universal Orlando Hotels: minimum 25 miles from venue
Reservations: 1-888-430-4999
Hotel Website

Walt Disney World Hotels: minimum 40 miles from venue
Hotel Website

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):

AMA 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA  
CME Activity titled “Convergence 2018”, scheduled for Februrary 21-23, 2018, for 17.5 of AOA Category 2-B CME credits.

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.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/21/2017
Course expires: 
02/23/2019
 
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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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