27th Annual Heart Disease and Stroke Conference - Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The 27th Annual Heart Disease and Stroke Conference will focus on patient care across the specialties of cardiology, vascular medicine, and neurology. The topics include artificial intelligence, pharmacy updates, presentation of case studies/panel discussions, and medically relevant cultural beliefs.


  • Discuss new treatment strategies across care specialties including genetics, procedures and research updates
  • Identify beliefs across cultures when caring for cardiovascular and stroke patients
  • Describe the significance of spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Intended Audience: 

This conference is designed for registered nurses, social workers, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the care of cardiac, neurological, and vascular patients.


Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Phillips Hall, first floor, 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. (Plus Magnet logo)

Registration Details

Register before April 8, 2020 

The conference registration fee of $160 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by April 8, 2020.

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 April 8, 2020 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after April 8, 2020.

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 and Breakfast
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Artificial Intelligence
Itzhak Zachi Attia, MS
8:30 a.m.
Nursing Case Studies
Marshall Gunnels, RN
8:45 a.m.
American Heart Association Updates
Justin Bell, Mindy Cook, BSN
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
9:45 a.m.
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
Sharonne Hayes, MD, Kristin O'Meara, RN
10:30 a.m.
Trans-Cervical Carotid Artery Revascularization - T-CAR
Jennifer Eickhoff, RN
11:15 a.m.
Updates on DOACs and Reversal Agents
Sarah Clark, PharmD
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m.
Cultural Aspects of Patient Care
Osman Mohamed Elfadil, Luz Molina, Daud Osman, Yapa Xiong, MBA
1:30 p.m.
STEMI Case Studies
John Porter, RN
2:00 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
2:15 p.m.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy Genetics
Naveen Pereira, MD
3:00 p.m.
Same You, New View, New You
Greta Grosch
4:00 p.m.


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


Participants can earn up to 7.0 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

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:

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

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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