2016 K-T Support Group Meeting
July 29-30 - Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Area
30th Anniversary of the K-T Support Group
Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure
Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer, has spent the past fifteen years working internationally with advocacy organizations/NGOs, medical schools, universities and other educational institutions to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic difference; his work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly and Life Magazine.
Rick is the founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education and advocacy organization working with individuals living with a difference or disability. Positive Exposure utilizes the visual arts to significantly impact the fields of genetics,mental health and human rights.
Dr. Peter Gloviczki
Mayo Clinic, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr. Denise Adams
Boston Children's Hospital, Co-director, Vascular Anomalies Center; Department of Hematology
Dr. Robert W. DePompolo
Mayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specializing in Lymphedema Rehabilitation
Dr. Megha Tollefson
Mayo Clinic, Department of Dermatology
Dr. Steven Fishman
Boston Children's Hospital, Co-director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic; Vice Chair of Surgery, Clinical Operations
Dr. Patricia Burrows
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Department of Interventional Radiology
Dr. Ahmad Alomari
Boston Children's Hospital, Co-director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic; Department of Interventional Radiology
Dr. Aimee Thompson
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Department of Psychology
Dr. Linda Koehler, PT, CLT-LANA
University of Minnesota, Program of Physical Therapy
Visiting Physicians' Panel
Kahler Grand Hotel and Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic are both under the Kahler Hospitality Group umbrella. The K-T conference will have meetings and guest room blocks at both properties. We have negotiated a special room rate for conference guests. When calling, please ask for the K-T Support Group conference block rate.
Rochester Marriott - Mayo Clinic
101 1st Ave. SW, Rochester, MN
Reservations: 877-623-7775, hotel (507)280-6000
6/16: UPDATE: HOTEL HAS NO MORE VACANCIES. USE KAHLER GRAND LINK BELOW.
Online link: Marriott/Mayo KT Support Group
- Standard King/QQ - $109/night, plus tax
- Concierge King/QQ - $139/night, plus tax
Marriott offers free internet access, pool and fitness center
Kahler Grand Hotel
20 SW Second Ave., Rochester, MN 55902
Reservations: 800-533-1655, hotel (507) 280-6200
Online link: Kahler Grand KT Support Group
- Standard King/QQ - $94/night plus tax
Kahler offers free internet, roof-top pool and fitness center.
NOTE: Handicapped access for the pool must be specified at the time of
reservations/check in. An elevator key will be provided.
Room reservations must be made by July 4, 2016. After that date, the block will no longer be available. You may get the conference rate for up to three days prior and three days post conference. Cancellations are due 24 hours in advance of arrival. Failure to cancel and/or No Shows will be charged the first night room
and tax. A credit card will be required to hold the reservation.
Check in: 4:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
Conference attendees are responsible for all room tax, parking and incidental charges.
Breakfast is available for purchase at the Grand Grill (Kahler) and Salute (Marriott).
You do not have to stay at either of these hotels. However, it is recommended for networking and friendship building among conference attendees. The hotels are both accessible to Mayo Clinic, Methodist Hospital via skyway and subway walking. Summer is a very busy time for all hotels in the area, so make your reservations soon.
There are numerous restaurants and activity opportunities in downtown Rochester within walking distance. Visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Rochester, MN sites or call 507-288-4331.
American Airlines and Delta Airlines offer daily flights to Rochester International Airport (RST) from Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis St. Paul. Allegient Air flies between Rochester and Phoenix (Mesa, Arizona).
Most service is by jet aircraft. The airport has all-weather gate-to-plane jetways to board aircraft, although you may be outside briefly as you travel from the jetway to the aircraft.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), located 80 miles north of Rochester, has regularly scheduled service by most domestic airlines and many international carriers. Shuttle information is available at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Ground Transportation.
A Mayo Clinic information booth is located in the passenger terminal building if you have questions. Be sure your reservation is to Rochester, Minnesota (RST).
- Rochester Shuttle Service - Drop off/pick up at KGH. Rides can be booked online. MSP and RST shuttles available.
- Go Rochester Direct - Goes to MSP and RST. Will pick up/drop off guests at most hotels in Rochester. Also has daily shuttles from KGH to St. Mary's. Offers group and private van options.
Taxi service is also available from RST to downtown.
If you need assistance with travel funds contact:
- Air Charity Network 877-621-7177
- Mercy Medical Airlift 1-800-296-1217
- National Patient Travel Center 1-800-296-1217
Conference package includes Friday night dinner held in the famous Elizabethan Room on the lobby floor of the Kahler. Dinner will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet-n-greet other conference guests.
Saturday conference and lunch will be held in the Marriott Ballroom. If you have specific dietary needs for either meal please indicate those to Mellenee before arrival.
Babysitting will be available at the motel forthose registered by July 15 and indicating the need for a sitter. The daytime sessions are NOT child friendly due to graphic subject matter and length of sessions.
Mayo appointments may be made at your discretion. Patients can call the Vascular appointment line at 507-266-6700 to set up appointments with the vascular malformation team. You are responsible for any charges incurred so check with your insurance company regarding coverage at Mayo Clinic, and contact the Mayo Clinic Business Office (507) 284-2511 if you have questions.
A limited number of KT Support scholarships are available to assist with room costs. Contact us for information.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Klippel-Trenaunay Support Group. The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.