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Mayo Alumni
Mayo Alumni

Alumni Association International Meeting

International review of select topics in medicine and surgery

Sept. 10-12, 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association presents:

2020 International Meeting

Sept. 10-12, 2020

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa, Cascais, Portugal

Registration fee is $650, which includes:

  • Thursday welcome reception/dinner
  • CME conference sessions

Registration fee does NOT include Saturday closing dinner. The separate fee for that event:

  • Saturday President’s Dinner $200 (includes round-trip motor coach transportation to venue in Sintra)

Guest fees:

  • Welcome reception/dinner and scientific sessions $100 (no CME credit)
  • Saturday President’s Dinner $200 (includes round-trip motor coach transportation to venue in Sintra)

Meeting highlights

  • Five-star hotel in Cascais, facing beaches of the City of Lisbon
  • Robust speaker lineup
  • President’s Dinner at Casa dos Pendos historic villa in the hills of Sintra
  • Optional six-night post-conference tour of Lisbon and Porto
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Lisbon + Portugal Post-conference optional tour

Reserve tour

Sept. 13-19
Make arrangements and reservations with Carrousel Travel.

Join us as we take the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association International Program to Lisbon, Portugal

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.

    Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, M.B., B.Ch.

  • Adam Perlman, M.D.

    Adam Perlman, M.D.

  • Augustine Chavez, M.D.

    Augustine Chavez, M.D.

  • Barbara Pockaj, M.D.

    Barbara Pockaj, M.D.

  • Barbara Ruddy, M.D.

    Barbara Ruddy, M.D.

  • Carl Backer, M.D.

    Carl Backer, M.D.

  • Donald Zimmerman, M.D.

    Donald Zimmerman, M.D.

  • George Pujalte, M.D.

    George Pujalte, M.D.

  • Jose Fragata, M.D., Ph.D.

    Jose Fragata, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Karen Mauck, M.D.

    Karen Mauck, M.D.

  • Lucinda Harris, M.D.

    Lucinda Harris, M.D.

  • Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.

    Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.

  • R. John Presutti, D.O.

    R. John Presutti, D.O.

  • Rajeev Chaudhry, M.B.B.S.

    Rajeev Chaudhry, M.B.B.S.

  • Richard Helmers, M.D.

    Richard Helmers, M.D.

  • Robert Bright, M.D.

    Robert Bright, M.D.

  • Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B.

    Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B.

  • Steven Ressler, M.D.

    Steven Ressler, M.D.

  • Susan Wilansky, M.D.

    Susan Wilansky, M.D.

  • Atul Jain, M.D.

    Course Director
    Atul Jain, M.D.

  • Carolyn Moats, M.D.

    Course Director
    Carolyn Moats, M.D.


Thursday, Sept. 10

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel, Navegantes Restaurant

Friday, Sept. 11

7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel

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Saturday, Sept. 12

8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel

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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)


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.


Stay in five-star luxury

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa
Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100
2750-319 Cascais-Portugal
T (+351) 210 966 000
F (+ 351) 210 966 001
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  • Five-star hotel in Cascais, facing the beaches of the City of Lisbon — 30 km from city center
  • € 250/night single occupancy, € 270/night double occupancy
  • To make hotel reservations, download and complete reservation form and return it to The Grande Real Willa Italia Hotel and Spa either by scanning and emailing or by fax. Reservations must be made no later than May 7, 2020.
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  • F (+351) 210 966 002
Villa Italia hotel pool and view

Post-conference optional tour
Lisbon + Portugal

Make arrangements and reservations with Carrousel Travel. Get additional information about this optional tour.

Reserve tour

Ready to renew your Mayo connections? Join us at the 2020 International Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

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