• Suicide Prevention, Telemedicine Among Topics at Mayo Clinic Transform 2012

WHAT: The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation is holding Transform 2012, its fifth symposium on redesigning how health care is experienced and delivered.

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WHO: Participants include Journalist and commentator John Hockenberry, serving as moderator

Garrison Keillor, host and writer of "A Prairie Home Companion"

Phil Satow and John MacPhee of the Jed Foundation, college suicide prevention group

Journalist Michael Wolff, who will discuss caring for his terminally ill mother

Adam Darkins, M.D., who leads Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth programs

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 9 – Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

WHERE: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, Minn.

NOTE: Journalists unable to attend may view the following sessions live at http://bcove.me/4xamzupd

Monday, Sept. 10:

8:30–10 a.m. CDT: New Perspectives

John Hockenberry

Alex Jadad, M.D.

Laura Adams

Reed Tuckson, M.D.

1–2:30 p.m.: Elephants in the Room

Michael Wolff

Phillip Satow and John MacPhee

3–5:15 p.m.: Connecting for Change

Innovative Experience — Continuing the Conversation

Leslie Koch

Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D.

Adam Darkins, M.D.

Margaret Laws

John Hockenberry

Tuesday, Sept. 11:

8:30–10:15 a.m. CDT: Designing Ahead of the Problem

John Hockenberry

Thomas Fisher

Margaret Alrutz

Felice Frankel

Audun Utengen

Robert Fabricant

1:15–3:15 p.m. Inspiring Health

J. Paul Neeley

Roni Zeiger, M.D.

Cory Ingram, M.D.

Amy Williams, M.D./Krisa Ryan

Garrison Keillor

John Hockenberry

Journalists can request media passes by contacting Francesca Dickson at 507-284-5005 or newsbureau@mayo.edu. The public can follow symposium news at the Center for Innovation Blog and on Twitter using hashtag #txfm.

About the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

Established in 2008, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) uses a patient-centered focus to transform the way health care is experienced and delivered. CFI is a multidisciplinary center that includes practicing physicians and scientists, along with experts in research and design, technology and project management. Central to the methodology used by CFI is design thinking — introduced to the clinical practice at Mayo Clinic by the first known team of designers embedded in a medical practice. CFI design researchers have led several transformational changes in health care practices, following a long tradition of Mayo Clinic innovations focused on patient needs.

Media Contact: Fran Dickson, 507-284-5005 (days), 507-284-2511 (evenings)

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