2018 Mayo Clinic Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

7/18/2018 - 7/20/2018


Wednesday-Friday, July 18-20, 2018

The 2018 Mayo Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference will be a unique experience that includes evidence-based overviews of health and well-being approaches for mind, body,  and spirit. Health promotion and disease prevention are important for transforming healthcare; this conference will introduce participants to several strategies for self-care and for engaging patients in health and wellness. The latest research on stress management and resilience, nutrition, movement, and health behavior change will be presented by expert clinicians and researchers. This conference will offer lectures and experiential sessions on a variety of holistic well-being practices.

Conference goals:

  • Identify the role of body, mind, and spirit  in health and wellness
  • Discuss current background for approaches to holistic health and wellness
  • Explore holistic wellness practices for self-care and for engaging in conversations with patients
  • Experience a variety of holistic wellness practices

Intended Audience:

The pre-conference workshops and conference are designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in holistic wellness.

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 


Registration Details

Register before Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The conference registration fee of $325 includes instructional materials, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own.

No partial/one-day registrations will be accepted.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after June 27, 2018.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies. 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018
11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
Welcome and Announcements
12:30 p.m.
Seeking Health - A Dispatch from "Healthcare"
Victor Montori, MD
1:30 p.m.
Anti-Inflammatory Diet: What's All the Buzz?
Angela (Angie) Murad, RDN, LD
2:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
2:45 p.m.
Dear Body, Love Me: A Celebration of SHE
Jacquelyn Fletcher, MFA, Lynn O'Brien, Margaret O'Loughlin
4:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
9:00 a.m.
A Practical Approach to Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
Amy Sapola, PharmD, RPh, BS
9:45 a.m.
Travel break and refreshments
10:15 a.m.
11: Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Maura Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, CNS
10:15 a.m.
12: Exploring Spirituality
Corinne Thul, MDiv
10:15 a.m.
13: A Brief Introduction to Ayurveda - the Ancient Medicine of India
Marcia Meredith, CNP
11:00 a.m.
Travel break
11:15 a.m.
21: Live Well: Managing Chronic Conditions
Nicole Burow, MS, MCHES®, NBC-HWC
11:15 a.m.
22: Resiliency: Building Your Reserves
Laura Peterson, MA, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC, RYT
11:15 a.m.
23: Laughter, Love, and Mindfulness
Amy Kuth, MA, NBC-HWC
12:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m.
31: The Scientific Benefits of Meditation
Sherry Chesak, PhD, RN
1:15 p.m.
32: Getting in Rhythm With Cardiac Wellness
Lynette Stuart-Mullen, MSN, APRN, CNS, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC
1:15 p.m.
33: Animal Assisted Therapy
Sarah Fuerst, MA, LP
2:00 p.m.
Travel break and refreshments
2:15 p.m.
Why Are We Doing This? Rediscovering Your Moral Agency
Benjamin Hickox , DNP, RN, CCRN-CMC
3:00 p.m.
How Nature Heals
Jean Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
4:00 p.m.
Keeping a Baby Boomer Buff: Activity As We Age
Edward Laskowski, MD
4:45 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 2018
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Native American Healing: Walking the Red Road
9:00 a.m.
Fundamentals of Functional Medicine
Shelley Ahrens, DNP, APRN, CNP, Bradley Bush, ND
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
10:15 a.m.
Spirituality, Connection, and Authenticity
Corinne Thul, MDiv
11:15 a.m.
Emotional Intelligence Through Mindfulness
Roberto Benzo, MD
12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.


You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours.


Participants can earn up to 13.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Lodging and Parking


A block of rooms have been reserved for conference participants and their guests at the Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area (507-281-8000) at a rate of $159 per night. To ensure accomodations, please make your reservation by Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Reservation requests made after this date will be accepted on a space available basis.

Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.


Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn


Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites


See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.



View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

Healthy Living Classes and Spa

Optional Healthy Living classes will be offered on Thursday and Friday morning prior to the conference start time. Rejuvenate Spa will be open to help you unwind after a day of learning. 

Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program

Start your day off with a Healthy Living Class in physical activity or resiliency.  

Thursday, July 19:

7:15-8am – Yoga

7:15-8am – Suspension Training

Friday, July 20:

6:15-7am – Meditation

6:15-7am – Mat Pilates

$10 per class. Please call 507-293-2933 to enroll.   


Rejuvenate Spa

Enjoy an array of esthetic treatments and integrative therapies designed to improve your quality of life. All services are delivered by licensed and certified professionals with extensive experience in esthetics, massage, and wellness. 

Let the desk know that you are attending the Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference and receive 15% off your spa appointment scheduled the week of 7/16/18 - 7/20/18.

Call for appointment availability after March 1, 2018            


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