Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, Rochester, MN

7/15/2020 - 7/17/2020


The Holistic Health and Well-Being conference scheduled for July 15-17, 2020 is cancelled and will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

This conference has been rescheduled to July 27-29, 2021.

The 2020 Mayo Clinic Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference will be a unique experience that includes evidence-based overviews of a variety of holistic approaches for mind, body, and spirit well-being. Health promotion and disease prevention are important factors for transforming healthcare. The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with a variety of strategies for self-care which can be incorporated in their practice and inspire whole person care. The latest research on planetary health, sustainable living, anxiety, depression, resilience, herbal remedies, mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, movement, and health behavior change will be presented by expert clinicians and researchers. This conference will offer lectures and experiential sessions on a variety of holistic well-being practices.


• Identify the role of body, mind, and spirit in health and well-being

• Discuss current evidence for approaches to holistic health and well-being

• Explore self-care practices and methods to incorporate them in a healthcare practice

• Experience holistic health and well-being practices from a variety of traditions


Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in holistic wellness.


Date and Location:

This conference will be held Wednesday-Friday, July 15-17, 2020 at Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, 10 East Center Street, Rochester, MN, 55904. 


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. 

Call for Poster Abstracts

You are invited to submit a poster abstract for the Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference. This poster session is a great opportunity to network with peers and share your knowledge. Healthcare professionals specializing in holistic health will be interested in learning about the most up-to-date information in a variety of settings.

The posters will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  • Topic is relevant to holistic health and well-being and applicable to nursing
  • Abstract is clear and concise and at minimum includes :
    • Description of the project
    • Implementation strategies
    • Evaluation methodology

Submission signifies the intent of the submitter(s) to present the poster at the July 15-17, 2020 conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Conference participants are expected to assume costs related to travel, accommodations, and registration.

Please submit your abstract to cne@mayo.edu before Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Notification of final abstract selections will be made by June 11, 2020.

Registration Details

Register before June 24, 2020 


The conference registration fee of $395 includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments.  Pre-registration is required, and preferred by June 24, 2020.


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 June 24, 2020 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after June 24, 2020.


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.



Wednesday, July 15
7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, Posters and Exhibits
7:55 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Planetary Health
Daniel Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN
9:00 a.m.
Healthy Work Environment
Brent Bauer, MD
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments, Posters, and Exhibits
10:30 a.m.
Medical Cannabis
11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer's Disease: Preventable or Predetermined
Malia Ray, MD
12:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided) with Exhibits and Posters
1:30 p.m.
Integrative Medicine and Health Approaches to Anxiety and Depression
Sarah Stinson, MS, LPC, CHTP/I, FAIHM
2:30 p.m.
Sustainable Living
Jamie Harvie
3:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments, Exhibits, and Posters
3:45 p.m.
Healing Garden
Amy Sapola
4:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 16
7:00 a.m.
7:55 a.m.
Morning Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Building Wellness Cultures and Resilient Clinicians for Maximum ROI and VOI: Evidence-Based Strategies That Work!
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session I
9:30 a.m.
11: Energy and Energy Healing/Reiki Chair Treatments
Diane Anderson, M.S.
9:30 a.m.
12: Art and Palliative Care
Lynn Borkenhagen, APRN, CNP, DNP
9:30 a.m.
13: The Shamanic Journey
Lisa VanGetson, APRN, C.N.P.
11:00 a.m.
Travel break
11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Session II
11:15 a.m.
21: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Thomas Rieck, CRAT, CSCS
11:15 a.m.
22: Pelvic Floor Pilates
Jane Hein, PT
11:15 a.m.
23: Health Through a Yogic Lens
Christine Armstrong, RYT 500
11:15 a.m.
24: Spiritual Connection with Art
Corinne Thul, MDiv
12:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session III
1:00 p.m.
31: Play and Natural Movement
Bradly Prigge
1:00 p.m.
32: Yoga Therapy
Michele Hoffman
1:00 p.m.
33: Pranic Healing
Jason Calva
1:00 p.m.
34: Meditation
Sherry Chesak, PhD, MS, RN
1:45 p.m.
Travel break
2:00 p.m.
Coaching for Capacity: An Emerging Need
Nicole Guerton, M.S., MCHES, NBC-HWC
3:00 p.m.
Background and Use of Hypnosis
Suzanne Candell, PhD, LP
4:00 p.m.
Self as Healer
Lisa VanGetson, APRN, C.N.P.
Friday, July 17
7:00 a.m.
7:55 a.m.
Morning Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Resilience From the Inside Out
Teri Pipe, PhD, RN
9:00 a.m.
Search Inside Yourself
Sheila Judd
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
10:15 a.m.
Mary McKinley, RPSGT
11:00 a.m.
Nutrition Trends and Controversies
Jason Ewoldt, MS, RDN, LD
12:00 p.m.
Wrap Up
12:15 p.m.



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


Participants can earn up to 18 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 


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:

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

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


For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area. 


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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