Primary Care Nursing 2022 In-person CNE Conference

Baraboo, WI US
October 20, 2022 to October 21, 2022

This conference will provide a variety of topics focused on primary care for newborns through geriatric patients. Updates in practice will be presented focused on new care delivery methods, diversity and cultural care considerations, immunization updates, unique patient populations, self-care, and quality metrics.

 *COVID Guidelines for attendance at in-person conferences*

  • To protect our communities, learners, and staff, effective March 1, 2022, all Mayo Clinic live (in-person) conference attendees must complete COVID-19 testing within 72 hours or less of the event start date and provide attestation that a negative test result was received OR provide attestation that a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result was received within the previous 90 days, that it has been at least 10 days since the positive test, and that you are currently asymptomatic.
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This conference is offering 12.25 AAMA clinical/general CEUs.

Target Audience

This CNE conference is designed for RNs, LPNs, medical assistants, and healthcare professionals in all primary care healthcare settings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify two new care delivery methods in primary care.
  • Outline diversity and cultural care considerations.
  • List one immunization update.
  • Describe self-care strategies.
  • Identify quality measures in primary 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: 
  • 12.25 ANCC
  • 12.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/20/2022 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/21/2022 - 6:00pm
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Day 1

7:00 amRegistration, Breakfast, Exhibits 
7:50 amWelcome and Announcements 
8:00 am2022 Update on Child, Adolescent, and Adult VaccinationsRobert Jacobson, MD
9:00 amVirtual Nursing Practice: Now, Near, FarSarah Bell, MSN, MHA, RN
Dominick Pahl, MS, RN
10:00 amBreak and Exhibits 
10:30 amBringing Mayo Clinic Everywhere: An Innovative Approach to Delivering Mobile Patient Care in Rural Minnesota.Sara Gagnon, MS
Jennifer Miller, MBA
Angela Stransky, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Jena Watson, RN
11:15 amThe NEAT Experience - Move More, Sit LessThom Reick

12:00 pm   

   Lunch and Exhibits 
1:15 pmViolent patient de-escalation techniquesCarla Berg, MAN, RN
2:00 pmSelling Ice to a Polar Bear: Enhancing Communication through Motivation Interviewing StrategiesRebecca Engdahl, RN
3:00 pmBreak and Exhibits 

3:15 pm 

    Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse PatientsSara Carlson, RN, CDCES
Justine Herndon, PA-C
4:15 pmDiversity and Cultural Care Consideration, Unconscious Bias in HealthcareBeverly Hutcherson, MS
5:45 pmAdjourn 

Day 2

7:00 amRegistration, Breakfast, Exhibits 
7:50 amWelcome and Announcements 
8:00 amCare Coordination and Resources for the Pediatric Population Living with Depression and AnxietyRoxAnne Brennan, MAN, RN
9:00 amWorking with the Pediatric Patient: Tips and Tricks from Child Life Specialists Paige Dighton, CCLS
Tara Lodermeier, CCLS
9:45 amBreak and Exhibits 
10:00 amSex trafficking topic- Trust your gut….Sara Gasner, RN
Andrea White
Lindsay Arf
11:30 amLunch and Exhibits 
12:45 pmResiliency & Self CareSherry Chesak, PhD, MS, RN
1:45 pmQuality metrics-diabetes, HTN, asthma, depression, childhood immunizations Emily Bauer
Marquita Davis, MPH
2:45 pmBreak and Exhibits 
3:00 pmAddiction Medicine Update: 2022Glenn Kauppila, DO
3:45 pmDeveloping the Office Based Maternity Care PracticeKyja K. Stygar, MD
4:45 pmAdjourn 
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
1400 Great Wolf Dr.
Baraboo, WI 53913
United States
+1 (608) 253-2222


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

A block of rooms is reserved for this conference. Call  1-608-253-2222 or book online to make your reservation. 
You must identify as members of the Group, with Reservation 2210MAYO


The rates listed may be extended before and after the conference based on availability. To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation by September 27, 2022. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis.

Complimentary Self-parking
Complimentary Wifi


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

Featured Faculty

 Beverly Hutcherson, MS
As a Biologist, Beverly seeks to apply her knowledge in efforts that bridge that gap between the biomedical community and the public. Having navigated a variety of clinical laboratory, academic research, outreach and allied health care positions, she is excited to share her expertise in supporting the next generation of STEM and clinical health care workers. Beverly has given over 15 keynote talks and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics ranging from effective DEI strategies to biology and health equity to STEM education.
Academically Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marquette University, graduate training in Sustainability Leadership and Social Innovation from Edgewood College and is completing her Master of Science in Reproductive Endocrinology Physiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Wisconsin National Primate Center, Beverly is investigating Anti-Mullerian Hormone’s role in inhibiting meiotic progression in the follicles of human and non-human primates with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, a first generation college student, Beverly has overcome many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This has motivated her to lift as she climbs. Beverly is the advisor for the UW-Madison chapter of AHANA- MAPs Pre-Health Society and has been involved with restorative justice efforts for young people, community health education, and served on the Dane County Food Council looking to create policy recommendations to reduce food waste and increase equity and access for underserved populations. Beverly also serves on the executive board as the secretary of Operation Fresh Start.  


Robert M. Jacobson, MD
Physician, Community Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2022 Immunizations Updates Pediatrics/Adult

Sara Gasner, RN
Nurse Manager, Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Andrea White
Safe Harbor Regional Navigator
Victim Services
Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmsted Counties, MN

Trust your Gut...Identifying Potential Sex Trafficking Victims

Thom M. Rieck
Wellness Activity Specialist
Healthy Living Program
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Movement at work
Carla J. Berg, MAN, RN
Nursing Care Coordinator
Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, MN
Violent patient de-escalation techniques
Rebecca K. Engdahl, RN
Staff Nurse
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic Health System, Kasson, MN
Basic tools of motivational interviewing & patient engagement

Sarah J. Bell, MSN, MHA, RN 
Nurse Administrator 
Division Center for Digital Health
Department of Nursing
Instructor in Nursing 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dominick F. Pahl, MS, RN
Nurse Manager,
Virtual Care
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Telehelath / Technology
Kyja K. Stygar, MD
Physician, Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science
Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI
OB and Primary Care 
RoxAnne M. Brennan, MAN, RN
Staff Nurse
Employee and Community Health
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mental Health & Pediatric Patients

Glenn Kauppila, DO
Physician, Family Medicine
Instructor in Family Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science
Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI

Addiction Medicine

Tara M. Lodermeier, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Paige Dighton, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Making Procedures and Treatments more comfortable for patients

Emily J. Bauer
Performance Improvement Advisor
Clinical Quality Management
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Marquita D. Davis, MPH
Performance Improvement Advisor
Quality Management Services
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Quality Metrics-Diabetes, HTN, Asthma and more

Jennifer M. Miller, MBS
Manager, Employee Community Health
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Jena M. Watson, RN
Nurse Manager
Mayo Clinic Health System, St. James, MN

Sara B. Gagnon, MS
Operations Administrator
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN

Angela M. Stransky, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nursing Administration
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN

Mobile Health Clinic
Sherry S. Chesak, PhD, MS. RN
Nurse Scientist
Department of Nursing Research
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Thriving in the Post-Pandemic Environment: Evidence-Based Methods for Building Individual and Team Resilience

Sara J. Carlson, RN, CDCES
Staff Nurse- Endocrinology
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Justine Herndon, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Department of Endocrinology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients

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 12.25 ANCC contact hours. 

American Association of Medical Assistants® designates this activity for a maximum of 12.25 clinical/general CEUs.

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

  • 12.25 ANCC
  • 12.25 Attendance


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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.


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Required Hardware/software

A laptop may be used at times during this in person conference.