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Gastroesophageal Cancer Education Symposium

Rochester, MN US
July 31, 2021

Course Directors: Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H. and Travis E. Grotz, M.D.

July 31, 2021

Live (limited seating available) and Livestream (virtual)  


This free educational conference is designed for patients, families, and caregivers who are interested in the essential health issues surrounding gastric and esophageal cancers. New in 2021, medical experts from Mayo Clinic will provide comprehensive updates about state of the art treatment, care options, and research.

Topics will include: Genetics, Endoscopic Treatment, Pathology Reports, Immunotherapy, Proton & Radiation Therapy, Circulating Tumors and Nutrition. 

Planned in collaboration with Debbie's Dream Foundation


Additional Information

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Esophageal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers

Target Audience

Patients, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers who are interested in the essential health issues surrounding gastric and esophageal cancers. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review up-to-date information on diagnosis of esophageal or gastric cancer
  • Describe surgical interventions, emerging therapies, research and patient care for esophageal or gastric cancer
  • Review psychosocial issues of patients and care-givers diagnosed with esophageal or gastric cancer
  • Describe practical approaches to survivorship

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Event starts: 
07/31/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
07/31/2021 - 4:30pm
Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device.
Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, Mayo Clinic (Limited Seating)
200 First Street SW
Subway Level
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

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Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the following downtown Rochester hotel. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cutoff date of July 14, 2021, whichever comes first. 

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area
101 First Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Rate: $129/night (standard room)

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Gastroesophageal Cancer Education Symposium when making your reservation.


Rochester, Minnesota, greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by an international airport with multiple flights daily.

Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

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