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Pre-conference Palliative Care Workshop

Rochester, MN US
September 13, 2019

Course Directors: Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C. and Darci L. Zblewski, APRN, C.N.P.


This conference provides NPs and PAs with cutting-edge information on caring for patients in oncology, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant for the novice and seasoned provider. An overview of multiple domains within the medical care provided by the palliative medicine specialty.  This course will be taught by seasoned members of the Mayo Clinic-Rochester Palliative Medicine team. Attendees can look forward to symptom management, communication pearls, interactive communication focused drills and role play. This pre-conference is sure to enhance the daily care you provide to seriously ill patients.

As a world renowned medical center striving for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, come and learn with your fellow NPs & PAs about the active roles that advanced practice providers are playing in advancing the constantly evolving fields of hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant.

The pre-conference features:

  • Pre-conference Palliative Care workshop
  • 3.50 AMA, AAPA and ANCC credits/contact hours
  • 1.0 hour designated pharmacology content

Registration Fee:

Pre-conference Palliative Care Workshop$100

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, nurses, and other allied health professionals with an interest in hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AAPA Category 1
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 ANCC
  • 3.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
09/13/2019 - 5:15pm
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Mayo Clinic - Grumman Auditorium - 4th Floor Siebens
100 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Lodging Information
Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the following downtown Rochester hotel. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 23, 2019, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology NPPA course when making your reservation.

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000
$139 single/double

The hotel listed above is connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website and/or Rochester website for additional accommodation options and area information.


Additional Travel Information
Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

• Go Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270Call: 800-280-9270 website.
• Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098Call: 888-998-9098 website.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements. Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885Call: 1-866-629-6885.

Katrina M. Bezak, APRN, C.N.P.
Catherine T. Botz, M.Ed.
Carl M. Christensen, P.A.-C.
Brenda L. Frye, P.A.-C.
Megan E. Grudem, APRN, C.N.P.
Yapeng Gu, P.A.-C.
Mindy L. Hartgers, APRN, C.N.P.
Yi Lisa Hwa, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Susan E. Kirk, P.A.-C. 
Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C.
Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. 
Elizabeth A. Lohmann, P.A.-C., M.S.
Allison L.McClanahan, APRN, C.N.P. 
Adrienne N. Nedved, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Anna J. Schwecke, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.
Sydney L. Schone, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Megan T. Spychalla, P.A.-C. 
Jeanne F. Stahl, APRN, C.N.P.
Darci L. Zblewski, A.P.R.N., C.N.P.
Catherine (Cate) D. Zomok, P.A.-C.

imageIn 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.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Designated Pharmacology Hours 1.00


Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AAPA Category 1
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 ANCC
  • 3.50 Attendance


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