Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Conference Description:

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, including pancreatic cancer, fecal transplants, gastrointestinal motility, feeding tubes, management of inflammatory bowel disease, and diagnostic and surgical procedures. A patient story will also be shared, highlighting decision-making, coordination of care and navigating a complex care environment during a serious illness.

Conference Goals:

•             Identify nursing’s role in the care and management of gastrointestinal patients

•             Examine the patient perspective in treatment and ongoing management of gastrointestinal diseases

•             Discuss the importance of nutrition for patients with gastrointestinal diseases

Intended Audience:

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

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 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, Breakfast, and Exhibitors
7:35 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
Modern Management of Pancreatic Cancer
Mark Truty, MD, MS
8:30 a.m.
Pancreatitis - Medical
Turie Stansfield, RN, CMSRN
9:00 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m.
C. Difficile Infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Tyler Faust, MSN, RN, Sahil Khanna, MS, MBBS
10:30 a.m.
GI Motility - Overview, Dietary Issues, and Testing
Brenda Luther, BSN, RN
11:00 a.m.
Hospital Nutrition and Feeding Tubes
Suzanne Bundrick, RN
11:30 a.m.
Lunch (on your own) and Exhibits with dessert
12:30 p.m.
Optimizing Care for the IBD Patient
Sunanda Kane, MD, Breanne Prothero, RN
1:45 p.m.
Surgical Alterations
Abigail Meyers, PA-C
2:30 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors
3:00 p.m.
Diagnostic Procedures
Adam Bledsoe, MD
4:00 p.m.
Personal Observations on Perioperative Care and Pain Management: Patient Safety, Coordinated Care, and What Seems to Matter Most
Mark Warner, MD, Mary Ellen Warner, MD
5:00 p.m.

Registration Details

Register before October 16, 2018 

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 16, 2018.

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 16, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after October 16, 2018.

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.

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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