Palliative Care 2023 CNE Nursing Conference

Rochester, MN US
November 2, 2023 to November 3, 2023

This course offers LIVE (in person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options.

November 2-3, 2023 - Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN - Central Time Zone

This CNE conference will explore a variety of topics impacting all members of the healthcare team related to palliative care. Topics include ethics, cultural care, caregiver self-care, difficult discussions, pharmacology, supporting children during parent illness, integrative therapies, experiential learning, sexuality & intimacy, and a caregiver story.


Target Audience

This CNE conference is designed for nurses working in palliative medicine, palliative care, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the role of the nurse when providing care for palliative patients
  • Identify practical ethics, grief and loss symptoms, and ways to support children in palliative care
  • Describe updates in therapies including integrative, pharmacological, cultural, dignity, end of life, sexuality, and caregiver self-care


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.50 ANCC
  • 13.50 ASWB
  • 13.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/02/2023 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/03/2023 - 5:00pm

All times listed are in Central Standard Time

November 2, 2023

7:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast 
8:10 AMWelcome and Announcements 
8:15 AMPractical Ethics in a Complex WorldLores Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN ,CHPN
9:15 AMDignity Therapy: A Narrative Legacy for Patients with Serious IllnessEllen Wild, RN, CHPN
10:00 AMBreak 
10:15 AMA Family's Grief JourneyAnn Siverling, MDiv, BCC, MBA, CT; Cory Ingram, MD, MS, FAAHPM; Michael Rysavy, RN, MAN, PHN; Johnna O'Neill, and Carolyn Mueller, LICSW, MSW
11:15 AMSexuality and IntimacySarah Hancock-Hall, MS, LPCC, CST
12:00 PMLunch - on your own 
1:00 PMCultural Panel DiscussionKelly Kiker, MSN, RN, Waiel Ibrahim, Graciela Porraz Capetillo, Valerie Guimaraes, RN
2:00 PMPharmacology in Palliative Care - A Focus on Pain ManagementLeslie Siegel, PharmD, RPh
3:00 PMBreak 
3:15 PMEnd in Mind ProjectCathy Wurzer
4:15 PMAdjourn 


November 3, 2023

7:00 AMContinental Breakfast 
8:10 AMWelcome Back 
8:15 AMEvidence-Based Caregiver Self-CareSherry Chesak, PhD, MS, RN
9:15 AMIncorporating Integrative Therapies into Clinical PracticeMaggie Kruger, DNP, RN, OCN and Abbey Metzger, DNP, RN, CHPN
10:15 AMBreak 
10:30 AMSupporting Children During A Loved One's Serious IllnessCasey Smith, LICSW, Sydney Bendtsen, MA, CCLS and Grace Fairfax
11:30 AMExperiential Learning - Music TherapyChristina Wood, MA, MT-BC
12:00 PMExperiential Learning - ReikiMaggie Kruger, DNP, RN, OCN and Abbey Metzger, DNP, RN, CHPN
12:30 PMLunch - on your own 
1:30 PMDifficult Decisions for Serious IllnessLores Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN
2:30 PMExperiential Learning - Guided MeditationMaggie Kruger, DNP, RN, OCN and Abbey Metzger, DNP, RN, CHPN
3:00 PMExperiential Learning - AcupressureMaggie Kruger, DNP, RN, OCN and Abbey Metzger, DNP, RN, CHPN
3:30 PMCaregiver Love StoryModerator: Ellen Wild, RN, CHPN
4:30 PMAdjourn 










Siebens Building, Phillips Hall
100 2nd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

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

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.


Credit Statements


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 13.50 ANCC contact hours. 


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 13.5 clinical continuing education credits. 

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.

Available Credit

  • 13.50 ANCC
  • 13.50 ASWB
  • 13.50 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Welcome to the Palliative Care 2023 CNE Nursing Conference. Course materials will be available online in the course outline 1 week prior the start of the conference.

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

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.