Mayo Clinic Interactive Surgery Symposium 2019

Koloa, Kauai, HI US
February 3, 2019 to February 8, 2019

Course Directors: Mark J. Truty, MD, MSSteven P. Bowers, MDJames A. Madura, II, M.D.

Current trends for management of general surgical patients are constantly changing. As technical advances progress, options for surgical treatments continue to expand. This interactive symposium, designed for general surgeons, assists in decision-making for multiple aspects of surgical practice. Active audience participation with faculty is strongly encouraged during case presentations and the faculty panel discussions. Video Presentations of Surgical Techniques and Interactive Format utilizing Response Keypad System. This course also features Self-Assessment Credit toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.


   Registration Fee  

Full Fee: MD, DO, Scientist, Dentist


Reduced Fee:Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree


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 complete Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for general surgeons and medical professionals with an interest in general surgery.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe contemporary recommendations for managing the axilla in breast cancer treatment
  • Diagnose adrenal lesions
  • Apply a treatment strategy for the malnourished surgical patient
  • Analyze the spectrum of hemostatic devices and blood products in the bleeding patient
  • Explain the treatment options and applications for GERD
  • Summarize evolving robotic procedures in hernia repair
  • Describe and treat anorectal disorders

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: 
  • 27.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 27.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/03/2019 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
United States
+1 (808) 742-1234

Lodging and Accommodations

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 (808) 742-1234

RESERVATION Number- 800-742-2353

Online Reservations Link 

Hotel Website Link 

Set along the soothing white sands of Poipu, this breathtaking Kauai beachfront resort is balanced between magnificent lush mountains and the azure sea.    A limited block of guest rooms is reserved for attendees with special course rates of:

  • Standard:  $305
  • Pool:  $325
  • Partial Ocean View:  $360
  • Deluxe Ocean View:  $385

In order to receive the special rate, you can use the reservations link or call hotel reservations at 1-800-742-2353, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4pm, HST.  Reservations are on an individual basis and will be guaranteed upon receipt of two (2) nights’ deposit.

Be sure to book early if you have a preference as room type selection is limited.  Room block rates are available three days pre and post course dates, based on availability. Room blocks fill quickly, early reservations are recommended.  All rates are based on single or double occupancy.  For additional persons 19 years and older, a $75.00 charge per night is applied.  There is a maximum of four (4) adults or two (2) adults and two (2) children per room.

The Resort Service Program fee is waived and includes Welcome Lei Greeting (to be provided to guests at the symposium welcome reception), Self-parking, In-room bottled water refreshed daily.  Purified water stations adjacent to ice machine, Access to 24 hour Anara Spa fitness center, Unlimited fitness classes at Anara Spa, Personal coffee maker with Hawaiian coffee and tea, Self-service washer and dryer, Complimentary boarding passes and fax printing, One hour tennis court time daily, Unlimited local calls and access charges for toll-free calls, In-room safe, Reusable logo tote bag, Hawaiian crafters daily in lobby, Nightly entertainment at Seaview Terrace and Stevenson’s Sushi & Spirits, Torch lighting Ceremony three times per week, Keiki Hula show twice weekly, Daily guided sunrise walk, Koi fish feeding, Parrot talk.


Thirty Days up to Seven Days Prior to Arrival:  All cancellations received within this time period will be assessed two nights’ room rental, plus applicable taxes.

Seven Days up to Arrival Date:  Any and all adjustments to a reservation within this period, which may include full or partial cancellation or no shows, will be assessed the cost of the full length of stay, plus applicable taxes.

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of individual registrants



Ground Transportation: There are several modes of transportation available for guests when they arrive at Lihue Airport. A shuttle service is available with advance reservations. Rates are based on the number of people, final destination and shared or exclusive travel. Taxis are located curbside at the baggage claim areas.  The hotel concierge can assist you in making any arrangements for transportation.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online at (CV) 03NR0014.  Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

Speedi Shuttle: Airport/Hotel shuttle service reservations, call 877-242-5777 (toll-free).

Airport: Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue. Many airlines now offer non-stop service to Kauai. You can also fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu and then continue on to Kauai via a short, 25-minute flight.


Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Isle,” which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs, aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination.

It is recommended that you make your reservations and plan your activities in advance.

Additional recreation and leisure activities.

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Steven P. Bowers, M.D.*
Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc.
Patricia A. Cronin, M.D.
Richard M. Devine, M.D.
Eric J. Dozois, M.D.
Richard J. Gray, M.D.
Tina J. Hieken, M.D.
Ryan T. Hurt, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel J. Johnson, M.D.
Michael L. Kendrick, M.D.
Erica A. Loomis, M.D.
James A. Madura, II M.D.*
Travis J. McKenzie, M.D.
Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D.
Myung S. Park, M.D., M.S.
David G. Pearson, M.D. 
Phillip Pirgousis, M.D.
Chee-Chee H. Stucky, M.D.
Geoffrey B. Thompson, M.D.
Mark J. Truty, M.D., M.S.*
Marcelo F. Vela, M.D.
Tonia M. Young-Fadok, M.D.
Scott P. Zietlow, M.D.

Guest Faculty
John J. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Chicago, Illinois 

* = Course Director

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 Educaiton (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 27.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare 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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 27.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 27.00 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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