April 13-14, 2015 - Leighton Auditorium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 
Course Directors:  Hays, J. Taylor, M.D., Burke, Michael V.  

The 22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Conference focuses on patient connections, and explores opportunities for enhancing connections with patients provided by social media, electronic health records, cell phones and mobile technology, and effective implementation of communication strategies. Updates are provided on behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy. Mayo experts and experts from other settings help participants consider how to build strategies to improve patient connections. Additionally, there is ample opportunity to interact with faculty and network with Mayo Clinic staff and conference attendees.

Registration Fee

Physician, Scientist Course Registration $575.00
Allied Health, Student, Retirees Course Registration$435.00

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply current research on tobacco treatment to participant’s clinical practice
  • Describe up-to-date research on phamacotherapy and behavioral counseling for treating tobacco dependence
  • Evaluate the evidence base behind different mobile technology approaches to treating tobacco independence
  • Describe three ways in which the electronic medical record can be used to systematically improve tobacco dependence treatment
  • Give three examples of how a Tobacco Treatment Specialist can be included as part of a medical care team

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

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patient care 

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