6th Annual Collaborative Symposium: Update in Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lahaina, HI US
February 6, 2018 to February 10, 2018


Course Directors: Javier F. Magrina, M.D. and Megan N. Wasson, D.O.

This intensive and comprehensive course is designed to provide a practical update in medical and surgical gynecology by offering tips and pearls, as well as hands-on experience, for practicing gynecologists. Distinguished faculty from Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Harvard will present their expertise and knowledge on topics such as:

  • Updates in medical gynecology
  • Medical management of endometriosis
  • Establishing hormonal amenorrhea
  • Medical management of fibroids
  • Managing endometrial hyperplasia
  • Preserving fertility for endometrial cancer patients

Course topics will also include:

  • What’s new for screening of gynecologic malignancies
  • What gynecological conditions result in infertility
  • Genetics and increased risk for gynecologic malignancies
  • Updates in surgical gynecology including endometriosis
  • Fibroids and hysterectomy
  • Enhanced patient recovery
  • Outpatient hysterectomy
  • What’s new in vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, and open  hysterectomy techniques

Registration Fees

General Session$1100.00
Workshop I – Suturing & Tissue Extraction$300.00
Workshop II – Suturing & Tissue Extraction
(repeat of morning session)
Workshop III – Hysteroscopy$200.00

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 Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for gynecologic surgeons, urogynecologists, as well as other physicians, residents, fellows, and mid-level healthcare professionals who may benefit from this program.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply updates for vaginal, robotic, and laparoscopic hysterectomy to current practice
  • Compare a variety of minimally invasive treatment options for uterine fibroids
  • Evaluate different options for patients with endometriosis latest developments in the field and explore future directions regarding a new technique for contained morcellation
  • Assess the management of pelvic pain and endometriosis, including excision of advanced endometriosis
  • Identify the most common complications in laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopic procedures  and develop strategies to avoid them during surgery
  • Determine how to select which patients are appropriate for surgery

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: 
  • 38.00 ACOG
  • 38.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 38.00 AOA
  • 38.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/06/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/10/2018 - 12:00pm

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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
2605 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
United States
+1 (808) 661-0031

The hotel room block and the Sheraton Maui Resort are both full. There are still other hotel properties on the island within close proximity to the course that have availability. 

Course Faculty

Mayo Faculty

  • Kristina A. Butler, MD
  • William A. Cliby, MD
  • Jeffrey Cornella, MD
  • Abimbola O. Famuyide, MBBS
  • John B. Gebhart, MD
  • Matthew R. Hopkins, MD
  • Andrea Mariani, MD
  • Javier F. Magrina, MD
  • J. Robert Sonne, JD
  • Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD
  • Megan N. Wasson, DO
  • Johnny Yi, MD

Guest Faculty

  • Pere N. Barri, MD, Institut Universitari Dexeus
  • Sarah L. Cohen, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
  • Tommaso Falcone, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Rosanne Kho, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Michael L. Sprague, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Stephen E. Zimberg, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida

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):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
General Session Total – 30.00
Workshop I: Suturing – 3.00
Workshop II: Tissue Extraction – 3.00
Workshop III: Hysteroscopy – 2.00

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 38 credits of AOA Categora 2-A.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 38 cognate credits to this program.

This program has been endorsed by the AAGL Board.

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

  • 38.00 ACOG
  • 38.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 38.00 AOA
  • 38.00 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to mca.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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