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Mayo Clinic OB/GYN Clinical and Surgical Updates: Staying Current and Ahead of the Curve 2020

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
February 17, 2020 to February 20, 2020

Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., Megan N. Wasson, D.O., Christopher C. Destephano, M.D., M.P.H.
February 17 - 20, 2020 - Ponte Vedra Beach Resort - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Mayo Clinic OB/GYN practice has a 25-year history of cutting edge courses for practicing obstetric, gynecologic, family medicine and internal medicine providers. We are pleased to offer our second annual enterprise-wide clinical and surgical course drawing leading experts from Mayo Clinic Arizona, Florida, Rochester, and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Highlights encompassing all areas of OBGYN include practical talks, specifically:

  • Radiologic evaluation of endometriosis
  • What to do for endometriosis and non-endometriosis pelvic pain
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Chronic hypertension in pregnancy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: What the non-urogyn needs to know
  • Complex pelvic organ prolapse: What to do when all else fails
  • Surgery for hereditary cancer risk reduction

And cutting edge discussions, specifically:

  • Debate: Surgical approach to hysterectomy - vaginal vs. robotic
  • Improving patient satisfaction with emotional intelligence
  • New frontiers in cancer detection and treatment
  • Prenatal diagnostics and the role of whole-exome sequencing

Hands-on laboratories including:

  • Cadaver lab covering anatomy and retroperitoneal dissection (Mayo Jacksonville Simulation Center)
  • Anal sphincter repair
  • ACOG endorsed ECO course: Emergency cases in obstetrics simulations (Mayo Jacksonville Simulation Center)
  • Surgical coaching to excel at laparoscopic suturing and vaginal hysterectomy using simulation


 Registration Fees
General Session
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$900
Resident, Fellow, Nurse, NP, PA,
Allied Health Professional 
1, 2, 3-day rates available.  Contact Kari Koenigs for information.
Hands-on Workshops
Monday - February 17
Laparoscopic Suturing$250
Tuesday - February 18
Cadaver Lab$1000
Cystoscopy and Ureteral Stent$250
Wednesday - February 19
Anal Sphincter Repair$250
Hysteroscopy $250
Thursday - February 20
Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO)             $400

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers a unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Cathy Schilling.

Target Audience

This program has been designed for practicing obstetricians, gynecologists, family practitioners, general internists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, residents, fellows and others who have an interest in women’s healthcare.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determine strategies to reduce risks of surgical complications and learn to safely manage surgical complications when they occur 
  • Describe the evidence based modalities for diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, as well as know the cutting edge medical and surgical treatment options available at referral centers
  • Review new management guidelines for fetal growth restriction
  • Determine best strategies to follow patients who have a diagnosis of hypertension in pregnancy to improve their long term cardiovascular outcomes 
  • Address health concerns for perimenopausal women including contraception, weight gain, and preventative health care.
  • Identify key pelvic anatomy and techniques to decrease risk of complication during gynecologic 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: 
  • 32.00 ACOG
  • 32.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 32.00 ANCC
  • 32.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/17/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/20/2020 - 4:00pm
Ponte Vedra Beach Resort
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is offering a special room rate of $259 per night for oceanview guest rooms.  The rooms are available until the block is sold out or January 16, 2020, whichever comes first. A $24 per night resort fee also applies.  The online link shows a $29 resort fee but the discounted $24 resort fee will be reflected at check-in.  The resort fee includes:

•    Laptop, tablet or smartphone access to 2,000 newspapers and magazines
•    Wi-Fi internet in guest room
•    Premium high-definition TV channels
•    Coffee maker in guest room with quality brand coffee/teas
•    Use of gym and participation in all fitness classes
•    Twice daily maid service
•    Parking
•    Local telephone calls

Call 888-839-9145 to make your reservation.  To ensure accommodations at the discounted rate, please reference the “Mayo Clinic OB/GYN” room block when making your reservation.  The group rate is extended three days pre/post the course event dates, based on availability.  If you want to stay additional nights you must book via telephone.

To make a reservation online for Sunday through Wednesday nights click on the reservation link.  See above if you want to book extra nights.


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.

AMA Credit
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit
Participants can earn up to 32.00 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG Credit
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 32.00 cognate credits to this program.

Other Health Care Professionals 
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Credit Breakdown General Session
Monday General Session5.00 hours
Tuesday General Session5.50 hours
Wednesday General Session5.50 hours
Thursday General Session5.50 hours


Credit Breakdown Workshops
Laparoscopic Suturing Workshop2.00 hours
Cadaver Lab3.00 hours
Cystoscopy and Ureteral Stent2.00 hours
Anal Sphincter Repair Workshop2.00 hours
Hysteroscopy Workshop2.00 hours
Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics3.50 hours

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

  • 32.00 ACOG
  • 32.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 32.00 ANCC
  • 32.00 Attendance
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