Mayo Clinic recently presented an outstanding education meeting in Orlando, FL, USA. This meeting is one of several education meetings coordinated by the gastroenterology and hepatology divisions from Mayo Clinic held throughout the year in multiple locations in the USA. The focus of this 3-day meeting was to provide an update on advances in all areas of gastroenterology with an emphasis on the management of difficult cases. A total of 23 podium presentations, 17 breakout sessions and a Fellow's poster program were presented. In addition, there was a specific program directed at nurses involved in the care of gastroenterology patients. Highlights from selected presentations are included in this report.