Orthopedic Nursing Conference

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



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mayo Clinic is pleased to present the 2018 Orthopedic Nursing Conference:  Innovations and Research Advancing the Care of the Diverse Orthopedic Patient.

The conference will explore a variety of topics impacting orthopedic patients in a fast-paced, ever-changing world of healthcare. We will present a variety of topics including current orthopedic research, the role of 3-D modeling in orthopedic surgery, considerations for the care of transgender orthopedic patients, and the impact of the opioid crisis.

Conference goals:

•             Explore the impact of research and technology on the care of the orthopedic patient

•             Discuss the care of a diverse orthopedic patient population

•             Collaborate and network with colleagues

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for nurses, physical therapists, social workers, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the care of orthopedic patients.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 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 3, 2018 

The conference registration fee of $180 includes instructional materials, breakfast, box lunch, and break refreshments. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by October 3, 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 3, 2018 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after October 3, 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.


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Microsurgery in Orthopedic Surgery
Alexander Shin, MD
8:45 a.m.
Opioid Crisis
Tad Mabry, MD, Amber Stitz, DNP, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:00 a.m.
Perioperative Medicine Pearls
Sally Heusinkvelt, APRN, CNP, Scott Keller, MD
10:45 a.m.
Transgender Medicine - Who Are We Treating, and Why Are We Treating Them?
Todd Nippoldt, MD
11:30 a.m.
Pick up Box Lunches, Exhibits
12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Research Studies
Joseph Statz, MD, Amber Stitz, DNP, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, Brandon Yuan, MD
1:00 p.m.
Measuring Mobility
Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE
1:45 p.m.
Mission Africa, What I Learned in Tanzania
Ann Leland, DNP, RN, CFNP
2:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
3:00 p.m.
Use of 3D Printing in Orthopedic Oncology
Lori Pierce, RN, Peter Rose, MD
3:45 p.m.
More Than Just a Number
Hanna Hughes
4:30 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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