36th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference

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



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Conference description: 

The 36th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference is designed to update the clinical knowledge and skills of those who care for older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, hospitals, long-term care, ambulatory settings, and others. A variety of topics will be  addressed to assist participants to be knowledgeable and flexible in the care and education of geriatric patients and their families.

Conference goals:

• Identify nursing strategies in the care of geriatric patients with a heart failure diagnosis

• Discuss ethical issues that healthcare professionals face when caring for geriatric patients

• Describe integrative therapies that can be applied with the geriatric population


Intended audience: 

This conference is designed for healthcare professionals who care for geriatric patients in acute, long term, and home care settings including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, and nurse practitioners.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Phillips 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.

Registration Details

Register before February 20, 2019 

The conference registration fee of $155 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by February 20, 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 February 20, 2019 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after February 20, 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.


6:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
Geriatric Skin Care and Common Dermatologic Complaints
Ashley Wentworth, MD
8:30 a.m.
Heart Failure in the Geriatric Patient
Sara Severson, MS, APRN, CNP
9:15 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
9:30 a.m.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Darryl Chutka, MD
10:15 a.m.
2019 Senior Fraud and Scams
Darrel Hildebrant, ACP, CPTEDS
11:00 a.m.
Practical Advice for Detecting and Managing Elder Abuse
Paul Takahashi, MD
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m.
Fireside Chat
Laura Allen, APRN, CNP, Darryl Chutka, MD, Paul Takahashi, MD
1:30 p.m.
Postoperative Medical Complications in Geriatric Patients: Sample Cases and Highlights of the Literature
Michael Mikhail, MD
2:00 p.m.
Cases of Acute Confusion: An Ounce of Prevention
Donna Miller, MD
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.
Integrative Medicine in the Care of the Elderly
Ying Ying (Christina) Chen, MD
3:45 p.m.
Practice Based Evidence: Wait! What?
Michelle Coy, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FCCS, PHN
4:30 p.m.



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


Participants can earn up to 7.25 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 5.25 continuing education hours.


The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators has approved 7.25 hours of continuing education; CE Approval #MN19-065.

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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