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Mayo Clinic Interactive Surgery Symposium 2020

Waikoloa, HI US
February 2, 2020 to February 7, 2020

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

February 2 - 7, 2019 - Hilton Waikoloa Village - Waikoloa Hawaii

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.  

Registration Fees 
MD, DO, Scientist, Dentist$1074
Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health
Professional, Retiree
Printed Course Syllabus (must be ordered by 12/24/19)$80
Stop the Bleed Workshop (Wednesday)
Limited to first 50 registrants
No Cost

Additional Information
Course Brochure

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this course, a learner should be able to: 

  • Explain a management strategy for groin pain after inguinal hernia repair
  • Assess techniques for axillary dissection in the difficult axilla
  • Cite contemporary and evolving bariatric and metabolic interventions
  • Review endoscopic options in gastro-intestinal 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: 
  • 29.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 29.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 29.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/02/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
02/07/2020 - 12:20pm


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Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738
United States

RESERVATION Number- 1-800-HILTONS;  1-866-238-4218

Hotel Reservation Link

Hotel Website Link

Located in Waikoloa, Hilton Waikoloa Village is minutes from Dolphin Quest and close to Ocean View Terrace.  This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Anaehoomalu Beach and Genesis Gallery. 

A limited block of guest rooms is reserved for attendees with special course rates through January 3, 2020 based upon availability:

·         Resort View – Palace Tower:  $249
·         Ocean View – Palace Tower:  $279
·         Makai Mountainside – Lagoon Tower:  $289
·         Makai Oceanside – Lagoon Tower:  $325

A discounted daily resort charge of $10 plus tax per room, per night will be added to the room rate and includes:

Internet access in your room
Hawaiian Cultural Classes
PlayStation® 3 access with unlimited movies and games
Local, toll-free, and credit card calls (No access fee)
Complimentary 15 minute photo session and souvenir keepsake
20% discount on beach toys at the saltwater lagoon
Keiki Pool Activities  & Scavenger Hunt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Fitness or Yoga Class at the Kohala Spa - One class per person per day from the existing fitness schedule.  Space is limited, reservations are recommended. contact Kohala Spa at extension 1228.
Pool Toy Inflation at Kona Pool and Lagoon Beach recreation desks - Inflatable pool tools will be available for purchase or guests may bring their own.
Big Island Bird Talk with resident wildlife specialist - Daily at 10am in the main lobby.  The talk will last approximately 30 minutes and reservations are not required. Guest can drop by at any time. 

Attendees who confirm a room reservation at the group rate will receive $10 daily self parking (retail $30), $32 daily valet parking (retail $37) and $27 daily accessible parking w/accessible placard ($30 retail).

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.  Children under 18 stay free with parents. 

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online and use CV code CV03NR0015. Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.



Closest Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA)

Course Directors

Steven P. Bowers, M.D.
James A. Madura, II M.D.
Mark J. Truty, M.D., M.S.


Mayo Clinic Faculty                                                                                          

Sanjay P. Bagaria, M.D.
Navtej (Nav) S. Buttar, M.D
Enrique F. Elli, M.D.
David R. Farley, M.D.
Emmanuel M. Gabriel, M.D., Ph.D.
Travis E. Grotz, M.D.
Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, M.D.
Stephanie F. Heller, M.D.
Daniel J. Johnson, M.D
David W. Larson, M.D., M.B.A.
Kellie L. Mathis, M.D.
Nitin Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Rahul Pannala, M.D.
Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.
Jennifer M. Racz, M.D.
Henry J. Schiller, M.D.
Fadi E. Shamoun, M.D.
Luca Stocchi, M.D.
Nabil Wasif, M.D.


Guest Faculty

Ian MacQueen, M.D.
Jason Persoff, M.D., SFHM
Todd E. Rasmussen, M.D., FACS

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.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (27.00 for the General Session and 2.00 for the Optional Stop the Bleed Workshop).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 29.00 credits of AOA Category 2-A .  (27.00 for the General Session and 2.00 for the Optional Stop the Bleed Workshop.)


General Session        27.00
Optional Stop the Bleed Workshop          2.00
Total Possible Credits        29.00


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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

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