Pain Management: Improving the Patient Experience

Pain Management: Improving the Patient Experience

Pain Management: Improving the Patient Experience

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




Registration for this course is at capacity. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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 multi-modal approaches to manage pain and enhance the patient experience.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Describe multi-modal approaches to pain management
  • Explain how pain management impacts the patient experience
  • Discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on patient pain management

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 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Leighton Auditorium, 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. (Plus Magnet logo)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

7:00 a.m. Registration, breakfast and exhibits
7:40 a.m. Welcome and announcements
7:45 a.m.

Personal Observations on Perioperative Care and Pain Management: Patient Safety, Coordinated Care, and What Seems to Matter Most?

Mark A. Warner, MD and Mary Ellen Warner, MD

8:45 a.m.

Pain Management in Complex Psychosocial Situations

Molly A. Feely, MD

9:30 a.m. Break with exhibits and refreshments
10:00 a.m.

Central Sensitization: Implications for Nursing

Connie A. Luedtke, RN, RN-BC and Mary M. Volcheck, MSN, RN

10:45 a.m.

An Integrative Approach to Pain Management

Susanne M. Cutshall, DNP, APRN, CNS, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC

11:30 a.m. Break with exhibits
12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Medical Cannabis: Science and Regulation

Jolene Smith, D.O.

1:00 p.m.

Pain Management in Geriatric Patients

Holly A. Schenzel, DNP, APRN, CNP

1:30 p.m.

Multi-Modal Analgesia: What, When, Where and Why

Catherine M. Ewing, BSN, RN

2:30 p.m. Break with exhibits
3:00 p.m.

Opioid Pharmacogenomics

Yvette N. Martin, MD, PhD

3:45 p.m.

The Opioid Crisis: 2017 Update

Carol Falkowski

5:00 p.m. Adjourn



Participants can earn up to 7.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Mayo Clinic Section of Social Work has been designated by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an approved continuing education provider. This conference fulfills requirements for 7.75 continuing education hours.

Registration Details

Register before September 13, 2017

The conference registration fee of $195 includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by September 13, 2017.

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 September 13, 2017 (email: No refunds will be made on or after September 13.

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.

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 registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare professionals to highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this conference, please contact Megan Hylland.

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