HPN Spring 2018

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Date(s) - 04/18/2018 - 04/20/2018
All Day

Mayo Civic Center


Quality in Health Care.

What do we talk about when we talk about quality? The Health Professions Network Spring Meeting will be in Rochester, MN, home of the Mayo Clinic, to ask and answer just that question. We’ll hear from experts from the Mayo Clinic & more on a topic we can all rally around—providing quality care to the patients we serve.

Quality at the home of Mayo Clinic.

Quality at the home of Mayo Clinic. We’re so excited about our program for this Spring meeting in Rochester, MN, we’ve gotten a big head start
on confirming speakers—leaders from Mayo Clinic like Tim Morgenthalter, MD, Chair of Mayo’s Patient Safety Committee; Michael Silber, MD, Dean of the Mayo School of Health Science; and Guy Finne, Mayo’s Manager of Allied Health Recruitment.

We’ve also invited speakers from the health care initiatives and collaborative groups in Minneosta such as the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the Governor’s Workforce Council. Plus, Teresa Taylor, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement will also lead an interactive session on Culturally Responsive Leadership and the Intercultural Development Inventory.

And that’s not all. Plan to join the Health Professions Network April 18-20. The sessions and discussions we will have in Rochester will certainly have practical takeaways for you and your work, and we hope they’ll have an impact on HPN’s mission, as well.

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Wednesday, April 18 – HPN’s Board of Directors meets for lunch and an afternoon meeting. All attendees join HPN and the Rochester CVB for an opening reception in the evening.

Thursday, April 19 – In the morning, all attendees join HPN for a business meeting and HPN Talks—where members and our guests give short presentations on topics relevant to all health association leaders. In the afternoon, Rochester CVB treats attendees to a tour of the city and its attractions.

Friday, April 20 – Attendees join HPN all day for sessions on QUALITY in healthcare—a full day of excellent sessions (detailed below). A farewell dinner concludes the meeting.

07:30am – Continental Breakfast
08:00am – Welcome & Introductions
08:30am – “How Safe are We? Measuring Patient Safety for Improvement”, Tim Morgenthalter, MD, Chair, Mayo Clinic Patient Safety Committee
09:30am – Ensuring the Highest Quality Clinical Practice through Integrating Education – Michael Silber, MD, Dean of Mayo School of Health Science
10:30am – Break
11:00am – Recruiting Outstanding Candidates and Keeping Them – Guy Finne, Manager of Allied Health Recruitment, Mayo Clinic
12:00 pm – Lunch
01:00pm – Achieving Quality in Remote Locations – Speaker TBD, Minnesota Rural Health Association
02:00 pm – Culturally Responsive Leadership & the Intercultural Development Inventory (ID) – a Very Interactive Session – Teresa Taylor, Ed.D., Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement
03:30 pm – Break
03:45 pm – Collaborations that Lead to Improved Quality Practices – Mary Russell, Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Council
04:45pm – Predictive Practices & the Impact on Quality Processes – Sarah Hildreth, Manager, HR Operations, North Memorial Health

A full agenda will be provided ahead of the conference!

Participate with an HPN Talk (on Thursday)!

Don’t forget—you’re invited to participate, as well! For the fifth consecutive meeting, in addition to our usual expert sessions, we’re asking members and guests to present for 5-15 minutes answering a conceptual or practical question and sharing practical knowledge and insight into customer service and association management, all in bite-sized pieces. Think HPN meets TED!

We’re gathering around the topic of quality, so you could speak on how your association might approach the topic of quality—through accreditation, standards or education, for example—or how your professionals impact quality in care. If you’re an HPN member, this is probably a topic near and dear to your heart—something we all need to pay attention to in order to support our health professionals.

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Rochester, Minnesota & Travel Options

Rochester, MN is well known for having a warm and welcoming community, but has become an even more attractive destination with a revitalized downtown and the spectacular transformation of the Mayo Civic Center. The civic center, new and renovated hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shopping found only in Rochester are all easily accessible in Rochester’s downtown—much of which is connected by skyways or underground climate-controlled walkways.

Minnesota’s third largest city is distinguished by its friendliness, scenic beauty and convenience—plus, unique traits that set Rochester apart from other Midwest meeting hubs.

Rochester International Airport is served by three air carriers offering flights each day to Atlanta, Chicago and Minneapolis. Rochester is also only 90 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Shuttle Option from MSP

Attendees may wish to fly in to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and shuttle to Rochester—Go Rochester Direct provides an inexpensive shuttle service that may result in lower transportation costs.

Visit gorochesterdirect.com for rates and a schedule.

IMPORTANT: Complimentary Hotel Accommodation

Only the first 40 registrants are entitled to complimentary hotel accommodation. We understand that the availability of complimentary hotel accommodation may affect your decision to join us in Minnesota and will strive to update this form as soon as we have received 40 registrations. 



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Ticket Type Price Spaces
A1 - Full Member Registration
Registration fees for Full HPN Members.
A2 - Affiliate, Educational Registration
Registration fees for educational Affiliate HPN Members.
A3 - Affiliate, For-Profit Registration
Registration fees for for-profit Affiliate HPN Members.
A4 - Non-Member Registration
Registration fees for non-HPN Members.
B1 - Optional Donation: Gold Level
Optional donation to HPN Jannell Lang Memorial Scholarship.
B2 - Optional Donation: Silver Level
Optional donation to HPN Jannell Lang Memorial Scholarship.
B3 - Optional Donation: Bronze Level
Optional donation to HPN Jannell Lang Memorial Scholarship.



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