Tobacco Treatment: Creating impactful interventions through the life span 2018

Rochester, MN US
May 21, 2018 to May 22, 2018

The 25th annual Nicotine Dependence Center conference will explore tobacco use over the life span, and present intervention models designed for different points of intersection between the patient and the health care system.  Tobacco use disorder frequently begins as a pediatric addiction and can have individualized patterns of use that evolve over a life time.  It will affect health in various ways through the aging process.  Different life events like pregnancy, emerging mental health or addiction problems, illness or trauma can impact tobacco use, and different points of intersection with the health care system can provide unique opportunities for effective interventions.  The conference will provide expert content, and opportunity to discuss models that can be integrated into health care to meet the needs of patients at different life stages.

In addition, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Nicotine Dependence Center.  We’ll commemorate that history with a reception.

More information including speaker biographies can be found on the course website.

Registration Fee

Full Fee - M.D., D.O., Scientist$599.00
Reduced Fee - Nurse, NP, PA, Allied Health, Retiree        $449.00

Exhibit Opportunities:
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Cathy Schilling.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians and other health care professionals experienced in working with tobacco dependent patients, and who are interested in incorporating more effective treatment into their practice and/or developing more comprehensive services to meet the needs of highly tobacco dependent patients. Physicians, tobacco treatment specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, respiratory therapists, nurses, dental hygienists, wellness coaches, social workers and other allied health professionals may find the conference beneficial in working with this challenging population of patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify treatment needs and intervention opportunities through the life span.
  • Describe models for tobacco treatment integration within different health care settings.
  • Prescribe or recommend pharmacotherapy based upon specific patient characteristics and up-to-date research.
  • Demonstrate methods for engaging diverse patients in treatment planning.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/21/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/22/2018 - 5:00pm
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Leighton Auditorium
Siebens Building
2nd Floor
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

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.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This is in reference of the general session.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

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.