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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.

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.

Upcoming CEUs

Mark your calendars for these opportunities for continuing education!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Chesley Center on Aging Conference
Teepa Snow “Dementia Care from Start to Finish”
South Central College

Monday, September 24, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN)
Dr. Jason Dauffenbach  “Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Opioids, Interventions and More”
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato lower level 0308/0310

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SCCBI Annual Psychiatric Conference
Topics:  Psychiatric update, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Suicide
Minnesota State University, Mankato – Centennial Student Union

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo
Topics:  Parkinson’s, Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly, Drug Task Force update and Trauma Informed Care
Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato

Pain Management 2: “Pain as it Relates to the Health Matrix”

Southern Minnesota Nurses and Mu Lambda present:

Pain Management 2:
Pain as it Relates to the Health Matrix

Thursday, November 14, 2013
5:00-7:30 pm
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato
1025 Marsh Street, Mankato, MN

5:00 pm – Meal
5:45 pm – Presentation
(see registration form below)

Speaker: Jeffrey J. Kotulski, D.O.

Dr. Kotulski is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is also a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He is recently certified in Functional Medicine and is pursuing a PhD in Metabolic Nutrition. He is the Medical Director and CEO of Between the Bridges Healing Center, LLC.

His presentation will explore how restoring functional imbalances reduces pain naturally. Functional medicine allows for the health provider and the client (patient) to partner together to formulate a therapeutic recipe to assist the innate healing from within us. Health optimization is the end result of this encounter and often times significant pain reduction is part of the end result.

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

“Pain as it Relates to the Health Matrix” registration form

Southern Minnesota Nurses is providing this information as a service to its members but is not associated with, nor does it endorse, any of the entities involved with this event.

“Acupuncture and You” workshop offered

Acupuncture and You: What It Is and How It Can Benefit You
October 30, 2013 – 6:00-8:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato

The Mankato Acupuncture Clinic is offering a free workshop in October, including an acupuncture demonstration and discussion about its use in treating chronic pain. This is a followup to our Chronic Pain Management conference that took place earlier this year. For more details, see the flyer below. Continuing education credits are available for those attending; email Linda for more information.

Register online by clicking here and filling out the registration form on the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic website.

Southern Minnesota Nurses is offering CEs for this workshop but does not endorse the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic or its services.

Acupuncture and You flyer – October 2013