Category Archives: Events

2019 Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser scheduled for March 24

The 2019 SMN Bowl-A-Thon annual fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018, to raise money for Connections Ministry and VINE’s Diversity Program. It will again be held at Victory Bowl at 203 S. Victory Drive on the Mankato hilltop.

Cost is $25 per individual (4-5 individuals per team), which includes two games of bowling with shoes, snacks and eligibility for door prizes. Friends and family members are welcome to participate. Please register by March 15 to reserve your preferred time.

For more information and to register, download the attached flyer (link below). A cover letter and donation receipt form are also available for download below.

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Fall 2018 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on October 30 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center in Mankato. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

This year’s presentations include the following (subject to change):

  • Parkinson’s: The Basics and Beyond
    Andrew Reeves, M.D.
  • Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly
    Ruth Vortherms, RNP, FNP
  • Current Drug Trends Update
    Lt. Jeff Wersal, Commander, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force
  • Trauma Informed Care
    Lindsay Anderson, PMHCNS-BC

A discounted rate for registration is available until October 16. If you pay by check ahead of time, please indicate somewhere on the form whether you want your check deposited right away or held until the event. (If nothing is noted to the contrary, we will deposit checks on receipt.) 7.2 CEUs (nursing) or 6 clock hours (other disciplines) are available.

7th Annual SCCBI Mental Health Conference

South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) is hosting its 7th annual mental health conference on Tuesday, October 2, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This year’s theme is “See the Forest for the Trees: Theoretical Framework and Practical Approaches for Suicide, Anxiety, and Character Pathology.” Dr. Michael Farnsworth will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please see the attached brochure below.

2018 Dementia Care Conference

Chesley Center on Aging and
Minnesota State University, Mankato present

2018 Dementia Care from Start to Finish

Featuring Teepa Snow

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 AM–3:30 PM

South Central College Conference Center
1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003

Teepa is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-CH School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US and Canada. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.

CEUs are available for multiple disciplines including Nursing, Social Work, Nursing Home Administration, Speech and Language Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, and more.

For more info or to register online:  https://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/dementia/

Management of Acute and Chronic Pain presentation

Southern Minnesota Nurses presents…

Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain:
Opioids, Interventions and More

Monday, September 24, 2018 – 5:30–7:30 PM
SMN member meeting and pizza at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato
1025 Marsh Street, lower level 0308/0310

Speaker: Jason Dauffenbach, MD

A native of Mankato, Dr. Dauffenbach completed his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by Pain Medicine fellowship training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He returned to southern Minnesota to establish a Pain Medicine practice with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato in 2015. The Pain Medicine practice is a multidisciplinary practice including consultation, medical management, and interventional procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Tonight’s discussion will explore some of the basic physiology of patients experiencing pain, recent updates on the recommendations for use of opioids in clinical practice, new (and not so new) interventional procedures and surgery used for treatment of chronic pain, and address some of the unique biopsychosocial challenges and management strategies for patients living with chronic pain.

1.8 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one and a half (1.5) contact hours.