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Events and Programs

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Meeting

Meeting details

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Meeting is a continuing medical education (CME) program that investigates current health care issues in a multimedia format. Challenging and interactive, the meeting brings together experts to discuss health care policy, education, research and administration.

Alumni from across the U.S. and world come together to share in knowledge and Mayo collegiality during this multiday event, which is hosted by a Mayo Clinic campus. All alumni and their guests are invited to attend.

The meeting program includes:

  • General sessions on a diverse range of health care topics
  • Presentations from Mayo Clinic leadership
  • Honored lectures, including the Raymond Pruitt Lecture, Judd-Plummer Lecture and The Doctors Mayo Society Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Lecture
  • Alumni specialty society gatherings and business meetings, including those for the Plummer Society, Priestley Society, Carman Society and Hench Society
  • Presentation of the Humanitarian Award and Professional Achievement Award
  • Evening social events, including a welcome reception and the President's Gala — The Doctors Mayo Society dinner and program
  • Inauguration of the new president
  • A business meeting

Regional programs

Held in cities across the country, these programs keep you informed on the latest developments at Mayo Clinic and provide an opportunity to network with alumni from your local area.

See upcoming regional programs.

Medical specialty receptions

At receptions held during the annual meetings of national medical specialty organizations, you can build or strengthen relationships with fellow alumni in your practice area.

See upcoming medical specialty receptions.

Life After Fellowship or Residency

Each year, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education co-sponsor Life After Fellowship or Residency: Transition to Practice. This evening seminar provides Mayo Clinic residents and fellows in their final two years of training with information about successfully transitioning from a training program to a clinical or academic practice.

The curriculum includes topics such as financial management, interviewing skills, employment contracts and work-life balance.

2012 presentations

Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure (W.E.L.L.)

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association's W.E.L.L. programs are designed for busy physicians and scientists. The programs are held in an environment that supports learning while allowing busy professionals to relax, learn and be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

See upcoming W.E.L.L. programs.

Continuous professional development courses

Mayo Clinic conducts a total of more than 100 continuous professional development courses each year across its three campuses and at other select U.S. and international locations. Course directors and faculty are leaders in their fields, and courses may help you fulfill your continuing education requirements.

See upcoming courses in more than two dozen specialties on the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development website.

Transform Symposium

The Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic annually presents the Transform Symposium, an event that focuses on using design and innovation to transform the experience and delivery of health care.

Symposium attendees include a diverse mix of innovators, leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and business thinkers — all from inspiring organizations, design firms, technology companies, Web 2.0 startups, investment firms and universities.

Visit the Transform website.

A Taste of Tropical Medicine

A Taste of Tropical Medicine is an annual two-day course designed to prepare physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents and medical students to do short-term global health volunteer work. The course is jointly presented by Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.

Visit the A Taste of Tropical Medicine website and see the presentation archive.

Young Investigator Research Symposium

This symposium provides scientific research education for young investigators. It provides a forum for career and professional development for students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, while encouraging communication between researchers in related fields. Outstanding achievement is recognized during the event.


  • Geffen Auditorium and Nathan Landow Atrium
    • Gonda Building
    • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Course description

Scientific research education designed for young investigators.

Course objective

  • Provide a forum for career and professional development for students, residents, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty
  • Encourage communication between researchers in related fields
  • Recognize outstanding achievement

Call for abstracts

Abstracts will be accepted from mid-October 2013 through Jan. 17, 2014. There is a limit of one submission per first author.


Graduate student, medical student, resident, clinical fellow, postdoctoral research fellow and senior researcher.

  • Top two abstracts in each category will be considered for short (10- to 15-minute) oral presentations.
  • Awards for "Best Poster" will be presented in each category. As there will be no proceedings published, participants can use their abstracts for conferences or paper publication.
  • Original submissions that have or have not been presented or published earlier will be considered.
  • Meeting registration is required for both oral and poster presentation.

  • Nov 13, 2013
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