20th WCBIP/WCBE World Congress

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20th WCBIP/WCBE World Congress

June 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

WCBIP/WCBE World Congress Course Highlights

The WABIP and IBES hold a biennial congress with host sites rotating among the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, and Europe. Attendees will participate in high-caliber scientific programs including discussions about disease states, new techniques & technologies and hands-on procedure workshops.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate steps in staging lung cancer
  • Describe the appropriate use of cryobiopsies in the diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Define the proper use of endobronchial stents when managing major airway obstruction
  • Describe the steps involved in the assessment and management of vocal cord dysfunction
  • List the steps for tunneled pleural catheter placement

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. (www.mspairport.com) There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

There are two shuttle services to the Rochester area from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.

  • Go Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270 or visit www.gorochesterdirect.com
  • Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098 or visit www.rochestershuttleservice.com

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements. Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.
Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Cost of Course

Register before April 1, 2018 Register on or after April 1, 2018 Onsite Registration
Full Fee: MD, DO, Ph.D $550 $600 $700
Reduced Fee: Residents, Fellows, NP’s, PA’s, Allied Health and Retirees $400 $450 $500
June 14, 2018, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS)
June 14, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Rigid Bronchoscopy
June 15, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Small and Large Bore Chest Tube Insertion and Introduction to Pleuroscopy
June 15, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Percutaneous Tracheostomy
Gala Dinner – June 14
Stone Barns

Online Registration

The registration fee includes tuition, comprehensive course syllabus (electronic and print copy) continental breakfasts, break refreshments, and opening ceremony reception. Although it is not Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. A confirmation is provided upon receipt of payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo School of CPD before (14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE) (cme@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after (14 DAYS PRIOR). Canceled registrations are non-transferable.




June 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
June 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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