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6th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course
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11/30/2018 to 12/1/2018
When: Friday, November 30, 2018
Where: Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona  85054
United States
Contact: 480-301-4580

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•Explore exciting advancements in the diagnosis and therapy of esophageal diseases including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring
•Learn new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus
•Gain insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis
•New this year! Saturday morning breakout session designed for advanced practice providers and nurses

A special feature of this program is a hands-on workshop for interpretation and performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques, endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation. Participants will rotate through the following stations:

•Endoscopic Resection
•Radiofrequency Ablation
•Mechanics of Clips (TTS, OTS) and Stents Deployment
•Advanced Imaging in Barrett’s Esophagus
•Esophageal Laboratory Testing:
– Reading Ambulatory Reflux Monitoring Tests
– Reading Basic Esophageal Manometry
– Reading Advanced Esophageal Manometry and FLIP Topography

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
•Summarize the appropriate use of current tools available for GERD diagnosis.
•Outline a structured approach for evaluation of patients with PPI-refractory symptoms.
•Identify appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies for rumination.
•Recognize the role of PPI therapy as the first treatment step when esophageal eosinophilia is diagnosed.
•Recognize current management options for early esophageal cancer, including endoscopic approaches.
•Describe the role of new diagnostic tools such as FLIP topography, and new treatment options (POEM) in achalasia patients.
•Identify appropriate patients for self-dilation, and understand how to establish a self-dilation program.
•Describe non-endoscopic methods of screening for Barrett’s esophagus and diagnosis and monitoring of eosinophilic esophagitis.
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.

This course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in gastroenterology. Thoracic surgeons, otolaryngologists and pulmonologists, as well as other healthcare professionals with an interest in esophageal diseases may benefit from this program.

Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard • Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center is located directly adjacent to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, just west of the main hospital entrance.