Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Thursday, November 7, 2019 

This course is designed to update the clinical knowledge and skills of those who care for adults with gastroenterology/hepatology diagnoses. Expert faculty will present on multiple topics relevant to medical, surgical, procedural, and research settings. Patient stories will be shared, highlighting the journey of gastric bypass surgery.


• Identify current gastroenterology research studies designed to advance the care of patients

• Explore a variety of procedures for gastrointestinal diseases

• Discuss the importance of nutrition for patients with gastrointestinal diseases


Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with gastrointestinal diagnoses.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Thursday, November 7 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 October 17, 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 October 17, 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 October 17, 2019 (email: No refunds will be made on or after October 17, 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.


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. 


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
Stem Cell Research/Fistula Plug
Eric Dozois, MD
8:30 a.m.
Gastrointestinal Research Updates
Jan Burnes, MSN, RN, Mary Glatzmaier, Patty Kammer, CCRP, Amy Olofson, RN, Kimberly Rice, RN, BSN, Amanda Schimek
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:00 a.m.
Approaches to the Problematic Polyp
Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
10:45 a.m.
Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders
Jacalyn See, MS, RDN
11:30 a.m.
Lunch (on your own) and Exhibits with dessert
12:30 p.m.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in IBD
Manuel Braga Neto
1:15 p.m.
Self Dilation, A Multidisciplinary Treatment for Refractory Esophageal Stricture
Magnus Halland, MD, Sarah Kruse, RN
2:00 p.m.
Gastrointestinal Procedure Updates
Tanya Knudtson, Michelle Luhman, RN
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.
Managing Chronic Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Conor Loftus, MD
3:45 p.m.
Preoperative and Postoperative Evaluation of the Bariatric Surgical Patient
Mark Romportl, DNP, APRN, CNP, CDE
4:00 p.m.
Gastric Bypass Patient Stories
Jacqueline Jennings, Jordan Kaiser
4:45 p.m.

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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