Conference description and goals
2013 is the thirtieth year for the popular Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference. The
need for education and innovation related to caring for the elderly has grown
consistently over the past thirty years, along with the population themselves. As the
timeline for care is shortened, the importance of accurate, understandable
communication among multiple caregivers, families, and their elderly relatives has
become highlighted. The elderly are learning to self-manage their chronic
conditions, as well as more acute illnesses. A variety of topics will be addressed at
this conference to assist participants to be knowledgeable and flexible in the care
and education of patients and their families.
The goals of the conference are to:
• Discuss the importance of good communication among caregivers and patients.
• Describe common symptoms and treatment options for osteoarthritis.
• Address innovations in care for the elderly who have chronic and/or acute
This conference is designed for healthcare professionals who care for geriatric
patients in acute, long term, assisted living, and home care settings including
registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, nursing home
administrators, and nurse practitioners.
Date and location
The conference will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Mayo Civic Center, 30
Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, Minnesota.
About the providers
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by
providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice,
education, and research.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will
advance nursing practice.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted
Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine at Mayo Clinic is dedicated to advancing geriatric care education.