Pain Management Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Tuesday, July 31, 2018 

Conference description:

Pain affects more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. Nurses and other care providers interact with individuals with all types of pain across the health care continuum. This conference is designed to introduce and explore various approaches to manage pain and enhance the patient experience.


  • Describe two approaches to pain management
  • Explain how pain management impacts the patient experience
  • Discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on patient pain management
  • Collaborate and network with colleagues

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in pain management challenges in their daily practice.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 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. 


Registration Details

Register before July 10, 2018 

The conference registration fee of $195 includes instructional materials, breakfast, box lunch, and break refreshments. A student rate of $145 is available. Please bring proof of current student status to the conference. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by July 10, 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 July 10, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after July 10, 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 7.5 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. 


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Central Sensitization Update
Mary Volcheck, MSN, RN
9:00 a.m.
Sleep Enhancement While Managing Pain: There is a Bright Side to the Dark Side of the Moon
Wendy Moore, MSN, RN, NE-BC
9:45 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:15 a.m.
Acute Pain Management - Opioids and Beyond
Caitlin Brown, PharmD, BCCCP
11:15 a.m.
Tai Chi
Kelly Brevik, MSN, RN
11:45 a.m.
Pick up Box Lunches, Exhibits
12:15 p.m.
The Impact of the Opioid Crisis for Minnesotans and Healthcare Providers' Solutions to Prevent Overdose Deaths
Connie Luedtke, RN-BC, Lexi Reed Holtum
1:00 p.m.
Implantable Devices for Pain Relief
Markus Bendel, MD
1:15 p.m.
Just the Facts: Guidelines from A-Z: Starting with the CDC!
Halena Gazelka, MD
1:30 p.m.
Use of Buprenorphine in Opioid Use Disorder
Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP
1:45 p.m.
De-Escalation of Opioids at Discharge for Opioid Naïve Patients
Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP
2:00 p.m.
CBT for Pain: Making it Practical
Michele Evans, APRN, CNS
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.
Improving the Management of Patients Using Chronic Opioid Therapy
Terrence Witt, MD
4:00 p.m.
Pitfalls and Traps When Dealing With Addicts
Kenneth Start
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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