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Internal Medicine & Subspecialties

20th Annual Nicotine Dependence Conference

Course Highlights

Post Conference Workshops
On the morning of Wednesday, May 22, 2013 two optional workshops designed primarily for Tobacco Treatment Specialists, counselors and other allied health professionals, are offered.

One focuses on the Nicotine Dependence Center's Treatment offerings, and the other focuses on utilizing wellness coaching concepts when treating tobacco use and dependence. Enrollment is limited to 35 participants for each workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Coaching the Difficult Patient
Timothy J. Milbrandt, M.S.

Concepts from Mayo Clinic's Wellness Coaching Model are presented. The audience has an opportunity to participate in discussions about what helps enhance a person's intention to stop smoking and take effective steps toward being tobacco-free. Skills to assess and enhance motivation, and information about treating difficult patients are shared.

Applying the Mayo Model of Treating Tobacco Dependence to a Variety of Cases
Thomas R. Gauvin, M.A.

Practical applications for several case studies are discussed. Participants are welcome to bring questions and topics of their own to this workshop. Case studies include adolescents, patients with cancer, and patients diagnosed with a mental illness.