39th Annual Geriatric Care Conference

Rochester, MN US
July 18, 2023

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options.

Central Standard Time Zone

Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

July 18, 2023 - Heritage Hall at Kahler Grand Hotel - Rochester, MN - Central Time

This CNE conference is designed to provide an overview of advancements in caring for geriatric patient populations focusing on mental health, palliative care, constipation management, hypertension, trauma informed care, and more. Expert panels and case scenarios for questions and answers are also included.

Target Audience

This CNE conference is designed for healthcare professionals who care for geriatric patients in acute, long-term, and home care settings including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the unique mental health needs of the geriatric population
  • Identify nursing strategies for the care of older adults
  • Describe palliative care and strategies to overcome barriers to providing that care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.75 ANCC
  • 6.75 ASWB
  • 6.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
07/18/2023 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
07/18/2023 - 5:00pm


All times listed are in Central Standard Time

July 18, 2023SessionFaculty
7:00 AMRegistration, Breakfast and Exhibits 
8:10 AMWelcome and Announcements 
8:15 AMGeriatric Mental Health: Exploring Access and Barriers to Treatment Melissa Gudgell, MSW, LICSW and Kassie Sitzes, MSW, LICSW
9:15 AMHypertension in the Elderly AdultDarryl Chutka, MD
10:00 AMBreak with Exhibits 
10:30 AMHealthcare-Related Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults Carlie Felion, PhDc, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
11:30 AMGranny Ain't Right: 4Ms of Geriatric AssessmentPamela Zimbeck, APRN, CNP, MSN
12:15 PMLunch and Exhibits 
1:15 PMPalliative Care - Present and Future Care NeedsSusan Ahl, MBA, BSN, RN, CHPN
2:00 PMPalliative Care: Challenges and SuccessesLores Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, LALD
2:45 PMPalliative Care Q & ASusan Ahl, RN, CHPN and Lores Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, LALD
3:00 PMBreak with Exhibits 
3:15 PMConstipation Management in the Older AdultStephanie Hansel, MD, MS
4:00 PMFireside ChatDarryl Chutka, MD, Tim Habermann, PharmD, Maria Mendoza De La Garza, MD and Laura Swenson, MSN, RN
4:45 PMAdjourn
Kahler Grand Hotel - Heritage Hall
20 2nd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States
+1 (800) 533-1655


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


See Program tab for detailed faculty information.

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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 activity for a maximum of 6.75 ANCC contact hours.  


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Social Work

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 6.75 clinical continuing education credits. 


Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.75 ANCC
  • 6.75 ASWB
  • 6.75 Attendance

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To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion​ 

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) strives to foster a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all to achieve their fullest potential.  ​ 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Welcome to the 39th Annual Geriatric Care Conference. Course materials will be available at the registration check-in an hour before the start of the conference or online.

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cne@mayo.edu.

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.

Required Hardware/software

A webcam and microphone is required for optimal attendance and participation in the livestream conference.