Postgraduate Course

Learning Luncheon 21: Achalasia and Its Variants

Sunday, October 7
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: 123 (level 100)

Category: Functional Bowel Disease

Admission to the optional Learning Luncheon sessions on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased for $75 each; register online at until September 28, 2018. During the meeting, visit the Registration Desk to purchase admission; some sessions may be sold out.

Learning Objectives:

Marcelo F. Vela

Professor of Medicine, Director, Esophageal Disorders
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Vela is Professor Medicine and Director of Esophageal Disorders at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He completed his Medical Residency and a one year Clinical Research Fellowship in Esophageal Diseases at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. This was followed by a three year Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH, and a Masters degree in Clinical Research from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vela's research interests are in esophageal diseases and swallowing disorders. He has more than 80 publications to his name in peer reviewed journals, including the most recent ACG guidelines for GERD and achalasia.


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