Mental Health is Health

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit Schedule
March 30, 2022

Lead sponsor: Mayo Clinic Health System Logo

8:00-8:30 a.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom


Gift bags sponsored by River's Edge Hospital

Johann Hari professional photo8:30-9:30 a.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom


Johann Hari

9:30-9:45 a.m.


Morning break sponsored by Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota

9:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Lightning Rounds

  • Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota
  • Brandon Jones, Executive Director, Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH)
  • Darlene Wetterstrom, Director of Psychological Health, MN-ANG
  • Rep. Luke Frederick, Minnesota State Representative
  • Debbie Fuehrer, Mind-Body Medicine Counselor, Integrative Medicine and Health, Mayo Clinic
  • Bethany Kroesing, MS, NCC Lead Behavioral Health Provider, Open Door Health Center
  • Thad Shunkwiler, Center for Rural Behavioral Health, Minnesota State Mankato 

Learn more about the Lightning Round presenters

Lightning Rounds sponsored by Open Door Health Center

Abi Gewirtz professional phtoo Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Keynote and Lunch

Dr. Abi Gewirtz

1:30-3:30 p.m., Centennial Student Union

Breakout Sessions

  • Psychedelics: Not So "Far Out" Trauma Management Strategy
  • Craving: What the Virtual World is Doing to Us and What We Can Do About It
  • Telepsychiatry as a Shared Service in Higher Education
  • Family and Consumer Science Teachers: An Exploration of Compassion and Support
  • Expanding Trauma-Informed SANE Workforce within Rural Minnesota
  • Community conversations identifying best compassionate practices in times of loss
  • Mental health pathways to care: Honoring cultural values during a pandemic
  • Your Brain on Food: The role of nutrition in mental health
  • Implementing Trauma-Informed Care for Children in Primary Care
  • YWCA New American Families Program: Panel Discussion on Mental Health Issues
  • Giving Students Tools to Take Charge in Wellbeing
3:30-3:45 p.m.


Afternoon break sponsored by Fairview Health Services

3:45-4:30 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom


** Schedule and presenters subject to change