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Program Updates – 69th Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Biennial Meeting, Oct. 15-17, 2015

Online registration is now closed for the 69th Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Biennial Meeting at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.  Please call our office to register at 507-284-2317.

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association celebrates its 100th anniversary during the 69th biennial! You are invited to be part of this celebration of a century of innovation, shared ideals and human experience. Please join us to reconnect, learn and celebrate.

Dawn Marie Davis, M.D. (PD ’03, DERM ’06) and Richard Zimmerman, M.D. (NS ’90), Scientific Program Co-Chairs

Wyatt Decker, M.D. (MMS ‘90, I ‘93), Vice President, Mayo Clinic and CEO Mayo Clinic Arizona


Updated Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 15, 2015

6-8 p.m. – Welcome Reception, hosted by the Department of Development—Alumni Philanthropy Program

Friday, October 16, 2015

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Scientific Program, Juanita Kious Waugh Auditorium in the Mayo Clinic Education Center, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

Transportation to and from the conference hotel and the Mayo Clinic Education Center will be provided

6:30–11:30 p.m. – President’s Gala
6:30-7:15 p.m. – Reception
7:15 p.m. – Dinner and program, with live music and dancing to follow

Program highlights include awarding of the Professional Achievement Award to Alan Sessler, M.D. (ANES ’62), the Humanitarian Award to Charles MacCarthy, M.D. (OPH ’71) and installation of incoming Alumni Association President, Susheela Bala, M.D. (PAIM ‘87).

Live music provided by The Limelight Band.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

8 a.m.–Noon – Priestley Society Scientific session

Conference Hotel
(Visit the hotel web site)

The conference hotel is the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, located at 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort is located on 250 acres in the heart of “new” Scottsdale, with views of the McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak. Facilities include multiple pools for adults and families, the Kierland Golf Club, Agave – The Arizona Spa, and the hotel is adjacent to Kierland Commons, a lifestyle center with high-end specialty shops and restaurants.

Reserve your room at the conference room rate of $279 per night (good for three days before and after the conference dates) before September 23, 2015.

Scientific Program Plenary Session Speakers

Alumni Association Update
Juan Sarmiento, M.D. (SR ‘96, PRES ‘98, S ‘00, S-GI ‘02)
President, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Emory University School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Arizona Update
Wyatt Decker, M.D. (MMS ‘90, I ‘93) Mayo Clinic Arizona CEO

Leadership and the Adaptive Organization, Raymond Pruitt Lecture
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

A Story about Liver Transplantation, Doctors Mayo Society Lifetime Achievement Lecture
Rolland Dickson, M.D. (I ’64), Emeritus Director for Development, Professor of Medicine, Clinician Investigator and Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Stool DNA Testing: A New High Bar for Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening, Judd Plummer Lecture
David Ahlquist, M.D. (MMS ‘77, I ‘80, GI ‘83), Carol M. Gatton Professor of Digestive Diseases honoring Peter Carryer, M.D., Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mayo Medical School: Leveraging Mayo Clinic’s Footprint to Create a School with National Impact & Brand
M. Edwyn Harrison, M.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Mayo Medical School in Arizona

Proton Beam Therapy – the Physics Behind the Cure
Martin Bues, Ph.D. (RADO ‘12), Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Lois Krahn, M.D (MMS ‘89, P ‘93, P-CON ‘94), Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Science of Healthcare Delivery Curriculum in Mayo Medical School
Daniel Johnson, M.D. (MMS ‘79, I ‘81), Chair, Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Healthcare at the Intersection of Danger and Opportunity: Responding to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis
Kenneth E. Nollet, M.D., Ph.D.(MMS ‘93, BIOC ‘93), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan

Another Mayo Legacy: 100 Years of Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
Steven Rose, M.D. (MMS ‘81, I ‘82, ANES ‘84), Dean, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic Rochester

The Mexican Way to Cope with Bone Marrow Transplantation – International Alumni Innovation
Guillermo Ruiz-Arguelles, M.D. (HEM ’83), Clinica Ruiz, Pueblo, Mexico

Mayo Clinic Florida Update
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. (I ’91, GI ’94), Mayo Clinic Florida CEO

Mayo Clinic Arizona Research Update
Mayo Clinic Arizona Practice Update: Present and Future Initiatives
William Stone, M.D. (S ’88), Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Plummer Award for Excellence Lecture
Gregory Gores, M.D., Executive Dean for Research, Mayo Clinic

Advances in Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Care Disparities
Frederick Wills, Mayo Clinic Florida

CME Credits

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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