Conferences and events listed here are hosted or sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare and are intended for health care and/or related professionals. Click on the title to view more information about each of these professional educational opportunities.
Fetal Monitoring Classes (see dates)
The Mayo Clinic Health System Regional Perinatal Center at Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse is collaborating with the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to offer the following courses at the Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare Family Birthplace in La Crosse. The courses and dates offered in 2018:
Ethics and Boundaries: Ethical Decision Making in Rural Mental Health Settings (February 15, 2018)
Census data from Wisconsin and Minnesota (Milewski, 2009) suggest many mental health practitioners have fewer local resources leading to greater opportunities for ethical dilemmas. Clinicians practicing in small communities or those isolated by geography face unique ethical challenges due to the increased likelihood of dual relationships, challenges to confidentiality, and limited resources for referral, supervision, or consultation. The ethical challenges for rural therapists are compounded when they also belong to a minority group or a particular faith community. This workshop will focus on increasing providers’ ability to provide ethical clinical practice through reconciling competing ethical principles, exploring creative ways of resolving ethical dilemmas, and movement toward best practices for mental health treatment in small communities. Participants will engage in an exploration of the tensions between ethical principles and rural practice, decision-making theory, and research findings; there will be a special emphasis on participants’ real-world experiences of rural practice through use of pre-submitted cases for discussion.
37th Annual Dental Day: “Digital Dentistry, What a Dentist Should Know.” (March 3, 2018)
Advanced digital technology is changing what is possible in oral health, function, and beauty. Dentists incorporating digital solutions into their practices are finding significantly improved workflow efficiency and ease of collaboration with laboratories. Patients treated with digital solutions are benefitting from the combination of efficient processes, accurate high-strength materials, and beautiful esthetics. This course provides a systematic approach to learn about incorporating digital systems and CAD/CAM technology into your practice. We will discuss digital technique for CAD/CAM restorations, materials selection, and selecting the proper luting agent. The focus of this program is to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these digital technologies and how digital dentistry can be brought into your practice.
Geriatric Health: Selected Topics on Aging (March 9, 2018)
The purpose of this Geriatric Symposium is to expand the participants’ knowledge base on current healthcare topics affecting the elderly patients, specifically: frailty, neuropsychological consultation, irritable bowel syndrome, speech and language in MCI and AD, incontinence, and meaning and purpose.
Child Maltreatment Conference (May 3-4, 2018)
The La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to investigate, treat, and prosecute child maltreatment and provides high-quality training and great networking opportunities. This conference is for everyone who shares a passion for children and ensuring children’s need are addressed when child maltreatment is reported. The conference provides training to those employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, probation, parole, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime whose intent is to help children in their healing process.