2019 Psychiatric Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota



Monday, August 12, 2019 

This conference is currently at capacity. Please contact cne@mayo.edu to be placed on the waiting list.


Conference registration includes a call for poster abstracts!

The 2019 Psychiatric Nursing Conference will explore innovative strategies to promote mental health well-being through inter-professional collaboration.


  • Apply a collaborative approach to mental health care in a variety of settings
  • Discuss minimally disruptive care in psychiatric mental health
  • Examine cultural perspectives in ongoing management and treatment of mental illness

Intended Audience: This conference is designed for registered nurses, mental health professionals, social workers, and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Phillilps Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.


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. 

Poster Abstracts

You are invited to submit a poster abstract for the Psychiatric Nursing Conference. This poster session is a great opportunity to network with peers and share your knowledge. Healthcare professionals specializing in caring of psychiatric patients will be interested in learning about the most up-to-date information related to care in a variety of settings.

The posters will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  • Topic is relevant to mental health and applicable to nursing
  • Abstract is clear and concise and at minimum includes :
    • Description of the project (eg: research, evidence-based practice change, process improvement, etc) 
    • Implementation strategies
    • Evaluation methodology

Submission signifies the intent of the submitter(s) to present the poster at the August 12, 2019, Psychiatric Nursing Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Conference participants are expected to assume costs related to travel, accommodations, and registration.

To submit an abstract, you must register for the conference and submit your completed abstract by July 7, 2019. Notification of final abstract selections will be made by  July 15, 2019.

Registration Details

Register before July 22, 2019 

The conference registration fee of $165 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. A student rate of $85 is available. Please bring proof of current student status to the conference. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by July 22, 2019.

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 July 22, 2019 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after July 22, 2019.

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.


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Posters
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Partnering in Crisis
Megan Schueller
9:00 a.m.
Lesson Examples Designed to Help Children Understand How Their Brains Respond to Stress
Janet Guderian, RN
10:00 a.m.
Poster Session
10:30 a.m.
Drugs of Abuse: A US Epidemic
Kirk Hughes, RN, FF/EMT, CSPI
11:30 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m.
Purposeful Activity - Beyond Distraction
Maria Lazaro-Elemos, RN, CNRN
1:30 p.m.
Behavioral Emergency Response Team and More
Melissa Weigel, RN
2:15 p.m.
Break with Posters
2:30 p.m.
Mental Health Care Delivery: Innovations, Collaborations, and Redesigns
Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP, Jeannie Sperry, PhD, Bruce Sutor, MD, Mark Williams, MD
Moderator: Angela Mattson, DNP, RN, NE-BC
3:45 p.m.
Minimally Disruptive Medicine: A Future with Kind and Careful Care
Kasey Boehmer, PhD, MPH
4:45 p.m.


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


Participants can earn up to 7.5 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 


Social Work

Mayo Clinic Section of Social Work has been designated by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an approved continuing education provider. This conference fulfills requirements for 7.5 continuing education hours.


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


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.

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