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2014 Wellness Exchange for Lifelong Learners

October 3-4, 2014

Winona State University
Winona, MN


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Wellness Exchange for Lifelong Learners 2014, a conference geared towards education, health and wellness professionals. This two-day regional event provides attendees, including post-secondary students and professionals, with tools for Solving the Wellness Puzzle at your place of employment and at home. Wellness-centered innovations, philosophies, best practices, activities and programs will be highlighted.

Check out the WELL 2014 Conference Schedule which will highlight wellness-centered innovations, philosophies, best practices, activities and programs through break-out sessions, tours of the new WSU Integrated Wellness Complex, poster presentations, a Career Skills Development Booth, and many networking opportunities.

Early Bird Registration Fee through September 2: $169

Regular Registration Fee after September 2: $199


Edward CreaganDr. Edward Creagan is a professor of clinical oncology, the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine, at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He has received the Distinguished Clinician Award, Mayo's highest honor, and is a past-president of the Mayo Clinic staff.

Dr. Creagan is the first Mayo consultant board certified in hospice medicine and palliative care. He is the author of 500 scientific papers and has given approximately 1000 presentations throughout the world.

Dr. Creagan has completed 14 marathons. He and his wife Peggy have 24 marathons between them and they may be one of the fastest marathon couples in the world in their age group. He is the author of the best-selling books: How Not To Be My Patient, A Physician’s Secrets For Staying Healthy And Surviving Any Diagnosis and The Mayo Clinic Plan for Healthy Aging. How to find happiness and vitality as you age.

Dr. Creagan will share fascinating, practical insights about how to go the distance and survive the stress of life in the 21st-century.

Break-out session topics will include:

  • A Novel Approach to Addressing Obesity Rates
  • Personality Type and Maintaining a Well-Balanced Work Life and Personal Life
  • Hand-only CPR and other Emergency Techniques
  • Diet Trends, Fads, and Mindful Eating
  • Using Writing to Improve the Workplace
  • An Introduction to Acupuncture
  • Hormonal Contraceptives
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Dynamic Meditation
  • Stress and Well-being
  • A Wellness Approach to Grief
  • Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Decision Making Strategies
  • Student Engagement in Health and Wellness Promotions through Participatory Learning

Up to .7 CEU (seven clock hours) are available from WSU to registered participants.