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Suturing Skills Workshop – 7:30 am – 11:00 am - CANCELLED

Rochester, MN US
May 12, 2020

May 12 - 15, 2020 - Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area Hotel - Rochester, Minnesota 

Course Directors: James Newman, M.D., M.H.A.,  Andrew Herber, P.A.-C., S. Ahsan Rizvi, M.D., Holly Schenzel, A.P.R.N., C.N.P., D.N.P.

This course is intended for beginners and those wishing to refresh their suturing skills. Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to describe basic skin anatomy; describe basic wound assessment; discuss suture, needle, and instrument selection; and practice different forms of suturing techniques including simple suture, vertical mattress, horizontal mattress, and running suture.

Registration Fee
 Suturing Skills Workshop$150


Target Audience

This conference is applicable to internists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses and allied health from novice to experienced.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AAPA Category 1
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.75 ANCC
  • 2.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/12/2020 - 7:55am
Event ends: 
05/12/2020 - 11:45pm
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Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area Hotel
10 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of April 20, 2020, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please click on the hotel name for a link to book your room or call and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic NPPA course when making your reservation.

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area Hotel
10 East Center Street
$274.00 single/double

This sophisticated downtown hotel offers excellence in quality and service with its secure Executive and Concierge floors, a conference center with two ballrooms, and a refreshing food and beverage experience through our restaurants, catering, and room service. Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area accommodations feature spacious bathrooms, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs.

Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester Downtown
225 S Broadway
$189 single/double

The Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester Downtown is connected by skyway to Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota shopping, and restaurants. Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester Downtown has a 24-hour business center, complimentary WiFi, indoor swimming pool, and fitness center. There is a freshly prepared breakfast at on-site restaurants, 24-hour convenience store and Pavilion Lounge. Self-parking is $16.00 (per day plus tax); Valet: $18.00 (per day plus tax)


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 Delta, United and American Airlines.  Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, or 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.

There are two shuttle services to the Rochester area from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. 

•    Groome Transportation at 800-280-9270 
•    Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098 

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

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Courtney E. Bennett, D.O.
Marcia A. Britain, APRN, D.N.P., C.N.P.
Michael W. Cullen, M.D.
Jeremy K. Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D.
Amela Dudakovic, P.A.-C., 
Norman G. Egger, M.D.
Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.
Christy L. Gossett, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
Andrew J. Herber, P.A.-C.
Bethany A. Hoffmann, P.A.-C., M.S.
Cory Ingram, M.D.
Meltiady Issa, M.D., M.B.A.
Andrea B. Johnson, APRN, C.N.P.
Bryce M. Kayhart, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Deanne T. Kashiwagi, M.D.
A. Scott Keller, M.D.
Gina M. Kesselring, P.A.-C.
Vicki A. Loeslie, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.P.
Robert D. McBane, M.D.
M. Molly McMahon, M.D.
Tahir Mehmood, M.D.
Anthony J. Michalik, Jr., P.A.-C. 
Donna M. Miller, M.D.
Elizabeth D. Nelson, APRN, C.N.P.
James S. Newman, M.D., M.H.A.
Suzanne M. Norby, M.D.
John G. Park, M.D.
Chelsey A. Recker, P.A.-C.
Syed Ahsan Rizvi, M.D.
William Sanchez, M.D.
Holly A. Schenzel, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Neel B. Shah, M.B., Ch.B.
Jean F. Stahl, APRN, C.N.P.
Nathaniel M. Thornton, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P. 
Pritish K. Tosh, M.D.

Guest Faculty
David Morris, M.D.
Intermountain Healthcare
Murray Utah

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.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 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 3.25 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 3.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Credit Breakdown
General Session Total: 19.75
Geriatric Workshop 3.25
Pharmacology Workshop 3.25
Critical Care Skills Workshop 3.75
Suturing Skills Workshop 2.75

Pharmacology Content
Select presentations will contain pharmacology content as noted in the program. Identified presentations represent approximately 3.25 hours of pharmacology content for the general session and 3.25 for the Pharmacology Breakout.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants 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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

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


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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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