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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.

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

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 The public can follow symposium news at the Center for Innovation Blog and on Twitter using hashtag #txfm.


Contact: Francesca Dickson
Mayo Clinic

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