Diabetes Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Conference description: 

Diabetes affects a growing number of individuals nationwide. Nurses and other care providers interact with individuals with diabetes across all age groups and healthcare settings. This conference is designed to assist healthcare providers to comprehend common complications and co-morbid conditions and apply common and complex diabetes therapies for adult and pediatric patients.

Conference goals:

  • Identify diabetes treatment options in both adult and pediatric patients
  • Explore complex areas of diabetes care
  • Recognize the impact of complications and co-morbidities  

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for certified diabetes educators, nurses in all specialties, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the care of patients with diabetes.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 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. 


Registration Details

Register before Tuesday, February 12, 2019 

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 February 12, 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 12, 2019 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after February 12, 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 Exhibits
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Youth and Obesity Epidemic: Prevention and Treatment
Seema Kumar, MD
9:00 a.m.
Top Diabetes Nutrition Questions Asked by Patients: Answers from a Registered Dietician
Emily Schmidt, RDN, LD, CDE
9:45 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:15 a.m.
Insulin Resistance and Use of Concentrated Insulins
Vinaya Simha, MD
11:00 a.m.
The Essentials of Essential Hypertension in Diabetes
Lucinda Gruber, MD
11:30 a.m.
Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m.
Oral Health Considerations for Persons with Diabetes
Patricia Lenton, MA, BSDH, CCRP
1:30 p.m.
Pumps and Sensors - Technology Based
Anna Kasper, RN, Pankaj Shah, MD
2:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
3:00 p.m.
Reviewing a Sick Day Plan/Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment
Anna Kasper, RN, Adrian Vella, MD
4:00 p.m.
Health Coaching Conversations: Motivating Patients Toward Change
Kristin Vickers, PhD, LP
5:00 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. 

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 5.0 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.




This conference offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this conference, please contact Megan Hylland.

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