Brain Injury Conference

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



Friday, June 14, 2019 

The 2019 Brain Injury Conference will feature a variety of dynamic speakers designed to provide meaningful information to translate into clinical practice and to better assist individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury.


  • Highlight experiences of patients with brain injuries
  • Describe interventions and care related to acquired brain injury
  • Explore strategies that can be used for the long term management of patients with acquired brain injury

Intended Audience: 

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, social workers, psychologists, and speech language pathologists. All interested healthcare providers are welcome to attend.


Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Friday, June 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. 


7:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Treating Facial Affect Recognition Deficits After Brain Injury
Dawn Neumann, PhD
9:00 a.m.
Headache Management After Brain Injury
Rodolfo Savica, MD PhD
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
10:15 a.m.
Neuropharmacology After Traumatic Brain Injury
Dmitry Esterov, DO
11:00 a.m.
Negative Attribution Bias: A New Perspective On Anger After Brain Injury
Dawn Neumann, PhD
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m.
Nursing Clinical Case Studies
Tori Eide, MSN, RN, CRRN, Rachel Klaassen, RN, Sara Ulrich, RN, Ernest Wingsing, MAN, RN, CMSRN, SCRN
1:45 p.m.
Mobility in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Kayla Johnson, DPT, NCS
2:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
2:45 p.m.
Sleep and Brain Injury
Wendy Moore, MSN, RN, NE-BC
3:45 p.m.
"That's a Great Haircut!"
Joe Oppold
4:45 p.m.


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

ANCC:  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 up to 4.75 continuing education hours.

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.


Registration Details

Register before Friday, May 24, 2019 

The conference registration fee of $165 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by May 24, 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 May 24, 2019 (email: No refunds will be made on or after May 24, 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.

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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