The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association presents:
Registration fee is $650, which includes:
Registration fee does NOT include Saturday closing dinner. The separate fee for that event:
Make arrangements and reservations with Carrousel Travel.
Following the Mayo brothers’ tradition, this meeting combines focused learning on current topics in medicine and science, with leisure time among like-minded colleagues and mentors in settings that foster innovative thinking. Lisbon, Portugal, a city that has seamlessly blended heritage, modernism and progressive thinking, is considered one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in Europe today. Join us, and connect with alumni from all over the world while you enjoy a wide-ranging program that leaves plenty of free time to explore all that Lisbon has to offer.
Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, M.B., B.Ch.
Adam Perlman, M.D.
Augustine Chavez, M.D.
Barbara Pockaj, M.D.
Barbara Ruddy, M.D.
Carl Backer, M.D.
Donald Zimmerman, M.D.
George Pujalte, M.D.
Jose Fragata, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen Mauck, M.D.
Lucinda Harris, M.D.
Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.
R. John Presutti, D.O.
Rajeev Chaudhry, M.B.B.S.
Richard Helmers, M.D.
Robert Bright, M.D.
Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B.
Steven Ressler, M.D.
Susan Wilansky, M.D.
Atul Jain, M.D.
Carolyn Moats, M.D.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel, Navegantes Restaurant
Welcome reception & dinnerGrande Real Villa Italia Hotel, Navegantes Restaurant
Friday, Sept. 117:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel
IntroductionsCarl Backer, M.D. (MED ’80), president, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
course directors Atul Jain, M.D. (GIM ’16), and Carolyn Moats, M.D. (FM ’00)Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel
Principe de Saboia Room
“Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women: Same as Men?”Susan Wilansky, M.D. (CV ’03), Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“Genomics for Primary Care”R. John Presutti, D.O. (FM ’97), chair, Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida
“Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Delivery”Rajeev Chaudhry, M.B.B.S. (CIM ’00), Division of Community Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Car-T Cell Therapy”Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B. (HEMO ’13), Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
TBDJose Fragata, M.D., Ph.D., chair, Cardiovascular & Lung Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Lisboa Central and NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal
“Pulmonary Medicine Update 2020”Richard Helmers, M.D. (THD ’90), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
“Global Health Disparities”Augustine Chavez, M.D. (FM ’18), Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“When to Think of Zebras When Evaluating Abdominal Pain: Lessons from the Division of Consultative Medicine at Mayo Clinic”Steven Ressler, M.D. (CMED ’02), chair, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Beyond Antispasmodics!”Lucinda Harris, M.D. (GI ’04), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Saturday, Sept. 128 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel
“Inherited GI Cancer Syndromes”Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D. (GIAE ’11), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“Psychiatric Issues in the Patient with Cancer”Robert Bright, M.D. (P ’07), Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“History of Pediatric Heart Transplantation”Carl Backer, M.D. (MED ’80), president, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
“E-cigs: The Good, Bad and Ugly”Barbara Ruddy, M.D. (I ’86, EMS ’87), Division of Community Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
“Early Puberty and the Obesity Epidemic”Donald Zimmerman, M.D. (ENDO ’78, PDE ’79, PHYS ’80, PD ’81), head, Endocrinology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
“Perioperative Medicine Pearls”Karen Mauck, M.D. (ADGM ’01, CLRSH ’03), Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Well-being for Physicians and Scientists: Ancient Challenges, New Perspective and Thoughtful Evidence-based Approaches”Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, M.B., B.Ch. (PREV ’14), Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida
Adam Perlman, M.D. (GIM ’19) Division of General Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic in Florida
“Diet and Other Lessons from Elite Athletes”George Pujalte, M.D. (FM ’15), Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida
“Breast Cancer”Barbara Pockaj, M.D. (S ’95), Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Closing dinnerCasa dos Penedos, Sintra
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.
The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity
for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The meeting was first class with superb presentations of relevant information at an excellent venue. The best part of the meeting was talking with alumni from all over the world and realizing how our common Mayo heritage has prepared us to succeed, whether practicing in the U.S. or abroad.Daniel Stormont, M.D. (OR ’85), Annette Stormont, M.D. (OPH ’85), Monroe, Wisconsin
My wife and I had been thinking about going to Germany at some point, so the timing was good. I really enjoyed the scientific talks on HIV, longevity, vaccines and update on the new medical school in Arizona. We enjoyed meeting a lot of new people, and the Hotel Adlon was beautiful — first class. We also went on the post-conference tour, which was great.Stephen Hogan, M.D. (PATH ’90), Corvallis, Oregon
At the Berlin meeting, I wanted to reactivate my friendships and contacts from 40 years ago when I trained at Mayo Clinic and we took canoe trips to Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota and had outings to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. I got together with people I knew and brainstormed about whether I should move back to Germany, where I’m originally from and where I studied as a young medical student.Hans Jüttner, M.D. (R-D ’71), Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Several years ago, my wife, Kathy, and I noticed that the Alumni Association was hosting a trip to the Holy Land — a part of the world my wife always wanted to see. Our experience on that trip was so positive that we didn’t hesitate to join the Alumni Association again this year when it hosted a trip to Berlin. Once again, our expectations were exceeded in the quality of the trip and camaraderie of fellow alumni. The scientific meeting was expertly crafted to have pertinence to virtually everyone in attendance independent of their specialty.Michael Gross, M.D. (OR ’77), Omaha, Nebraska
For the first time in 20 years, my wife (Smita Parulkar, M.D.) and I were able to attend a meeting where we could both enjoy the cross-specialty presentations, enjoy the conference venue and cities, and have time for ourselves to make new friends. Meetings like these are a perfect incubator for new friendships and connections with Mayo faculty.Bhalchandra Parulkar, M.D. (GUP ’88, U ’89), Worcester, Massachusetts
We didn’t know anyone else who was going, but the meeting environment made socializing very comfortable. Two former colleagues were there, unexpectedly, and we made new friends and met people we’d admired through the years. Of special value was renewing our connection to the people and philosophy of Mayo. The international meeting exceeded our expectations. It was a great opportunity to learn and connect with people we love and admire.Gregory Peterson, M.D. (I ’83, PMR ’86), Lynne Schmid Peterson, M.D. (IM ’93, RHEUM ’96), Bismarck, North Dakota