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International Meeting, Trondheim, Norway

Mayo Clinic Alumni
Association International

Connecting our alumni and bringing Mayo Clinic values to the world
Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29, 2024
Trondheim, Norway

Conference venue:

Britannia Hotel
Dronningens Gate 5
7011 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 412 56 803
Web: Britannia

To make hotel reservations:

Or call: +47 738 00 800
Hotel block code: 328509
Deadline: May 24
Room rate:
3250, NOK single (Norwegian Krone)
3650, NOK double

Room rate includes breakfast in the Palmehaven restaurant and free entrance to spa and fitness department. 
A limited number of rooms have been reserved.

Registration fees:

Full registration fee: $600
Includes CME credits, Welcome dinner on June 27, lunch on Friday and Saturday

Mayo staff registration fee: $585
Includes CME credits, Welcome dinner on June 27, lunch on Friday and Saturday

Guest fee: $270
Includes Welcome dinner on June 27, lunch on Friday and Saturday. This ticket should be used for retirees not claiming CME credit and guests of attendees who do not wish to claim CME credit.

Add on opportunities:

Private dinner at To rom og kjokken (“Two Rooms and Kitchen”), Friday, June 28
Exclusive alumni dinner at one of the best restaurants in the heart of Trondheim (10-minute walking from conference hotel)
Limited tickets

Closing dinner at Archbishop’s Palace, Saturday, June 29
This dinner is made possible in part through the generous support of the Carl W. Soderstrom, M.D. (I ’70, DERM ’72), and Crystal D. Soderstrom Fund for Alumni Center International Initiatives.

This private event at the historic Archbishop’s Palace (15-minute walk from conference hotel) is adjacent to the Nidaros Cathedral and will include a guided walking tour from the conference hotel to the palace, private viewing of Norwegian Crown Jewels, historic overview of the palace and catered dinner.
Limited tickets


Thursday, June 27, Welcome Dinner, Brittania Hotel
Add-on ticket required

Friday, June 28, Scientific Session, Brittania Hotel
8 a.m.– 1 p.m. Speakers
1 p.m. Lunch

Saturday, June 29, Scientific Session, Brittania Hotel
8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Speakers
1:30 p.m. Lunch

CME course co-directors:

Elizabeth Cozine, M.D. (MED ’11, FM ’14), Department of Family Medicine Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Atul Jain, M.D. (GIM ’14), Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Speakers and topics:

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Welcome Dinner, Palmehaven, Britannia Hotel 

Friday, June 28, 2024
Britannia Hall, Britannia Hotel


Elizabeth Cozine, M.D. and Atul Jain, M.D., Course Co–Directors 

Full Circle: Mayo Student to Mentor to Mayo Mentee

Carl Backer, M.D. (MED ’80), chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, UK Healthcare Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D. (CS ’19), Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Transitioning to Practice: Lessons Learned as a Young Neurosurgeon

Selby Chen, M.D. (PRES ’09, NS ’15), Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida

Mayo Clinic and Occupational Medicine

Clayton Cowl, M.D. (THDC ’00), Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Health Inequities in Chronic Kidney Disease 

Ivan Porter, II, M.D. (1 ’11, CMR ’12, NEPH ’14), Division of Nephrology, Mayo Clinic in Florida 


Medical Expert Knowledge Meets AI: Opportunities in the Use of AI in the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases 

Annette Wagner, M.D. (RHEU ’93), Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Innovations in Gastroenterology: Artificial Intelligence and Beyond 

Darrell Pardi, M.D. (GI ’98, CTSA ’09), chair, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Innovations in Behavioral Obesity Care

Matthew Clark, Ph.D. (P ’98), Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, the David H. Murdock-Dole Food Company Professor of Nutrition, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Practical Tips for Building Resilience and Well-Being

Anjali Bhagra, M.D. (I1 ’05, I ’08), medical director, Mayo Clinic Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Saturday, June 29, 2024
Britannia Hall, Britannia Hotel

Mayo Clinic Academic Solutions Information and Opportunities

Lois Krahn, M.D. (MED ’89, P ’93, PCON ’94), Mayo Clinic in Arizona

The What, How, and Why of Health and Wellness Coaching: Practice Improvement for Your Patients and Yourself  

Michael Hayden, M.D. (GIM ’22), Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

From Science Fiction to Reality – The Future of Prehospital Acute Care Medicine

Christopher Russi, D.O. (EM ’07), Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Women, Mood and Hormones and the Life Cycle

Neeta Jain, M.D. (P’14), Division of Adult Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Women’s Health and GI Disorders

Iris Wang, M.D. (GI ’20), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


The Mayo Clinic Opioid Experience

Benjamin Lai, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. (FM ’15), Department of Family Medicine, chair, Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Advances in Ischemic Stroke Therapy

Joern Sieb, M.D. (N ’93), Department of Neurology, Helios Hanseklinikum, Stralsund, Germany

A Brief History of Cancer

Thomas Smith, M.D. (MED ’83), Littleton, Colorado

Comprehensive, Expedited Evaluation of the Undiagnosed Mass 

Steven Ressler, M.D. (GIM ’02), chair, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

How to reduce an idea to application: a view from the trenches

Jan Stepanek, M.D. (I ’97, CMR ’98), Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Post-conference tour:

The post-conference tour to Bodø, Lofoten and Oslo is an extraordinary Arctic expedition offering adventure, luxury and nature. It departs Trondheim on June 30 and runs through July 4. The tour includes private boat tours through Norwegian fjords, eco-friendly cruises and dining experiences. The itinerary features adrenaline-pumping activities including RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safaris, a visit to a Viking site, and a tour of Oslo’s architecture and culture. Accommodations are at premium hotels with all meals and most activities included. The trip provides a blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty and luxurious comfort.

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association works with industry partners to offer unique post-conference tours. The 2024 itinerary was created The Mice Guru, based in Norway.

The post-conference tour has filled all available spots. If any new spots open and you would like to be notified please contact the Alumni Center ( join the waitlist!

Due to popular demand we have added a second tour!

Extend Your Stay in Norway: Unforgettable Stavanger Awaits!

Don’t let the conference end your adventure! Join The MICE Guru for a post-conference tour unlike any other, exploring the captivating city of Stavanger, Norway.

Immerse yourself in:

  • Charming Gamle Stavanger: Wander through cobbled streets lined with 18th-century wooden houses, a step back in time.
  • Breathtaking Lysefjord: Hike to the iconic Preikestolen cliff for panoramic views and unforgettable memories.
  • Rich cultural experiences: Delve into Stavanger’s maritime history, delve into the world of petroleum, or explore local cuisine through a hands-on cooking class.
  • Vibrant nightlife: Immerse yourself in the city’s lively scene after exploring by day.

The MICE Guru:

  • Crafts unique and personalized itineraries to suit your group’s interests.
  • Prioritizes sustainability by utilizing eco-friendly practices and supporting local businesses.

Turn your conference trip into an extraordinary Norwegian adventure. Reserve your spot today!

Contact The MICE Guru for details and pricing.

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