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Avera Ethics Conference

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Oct 28, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
Sioux Falls, SD

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. This full-day conference on mental health and suicide prevention provides timely and relevant information about the current state of mental health care in the US, the ongoing stigma of mental illness, emerging treatment modalities, and legislative efforts at both the state and national levels.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

ADA Statement
Please indicate if you need special food or accommodations as afforded by regulations outlined in the Americans With Disabilities Act and consistent with Avera’s commitment to encouraging accessibility to continuing education for all individuals (please specify) in the Comment Field.

Video Conference

This program will be made available through videoconference. In addition to registering for the program, participants need to contact their site coordinator by Monday, October 24, 2016. For participants attending the conference in Aberdeen, Pierre, or Yankton, see below for additional information.

In addition, video with continuing education credits will be made available post conference for those who are not able to attend the conference. Registration, registration fee, and link information will be made available in December 2016.

Fees & Payment

$65   Avera Employees

$75   Non-Avera Participants

$45   Family Member Rate (per person)

$30   Students

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are not refundable; however substitution participants may be made at any time. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.


NEW! Pre-Work Required

The Avera CE Portal has been implemented to automate the continuing education process to allow the learner to efficiently self-report attendance.

  • Bring cellphone to conference: Program check-in for this event will be taken via text message. Participants will be provided a number and code at the event.
  • Download QR reader on your Smartphone: A QR code and URL will be provided to participants to access the program evaluation and certificate with documentation of the continuing education credits. Follow the directions on how to download a free QR App to your Smartphone.

Videoconference/Remote Attendance: Aberdeen, Pierre, Yankton

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital (Aberdeen, SD), Avera St. Mary’s Hospital (Pierre, SD), and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (Yankton, SD) will be hosting a live public viewing of the conference. Registration includes videoconference participation, continuing education credit, food, and beverage. Watch and participate in the program from your community from these locations:

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital – Aberdeen, SD

State Street Medical Square, 105 South State Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401

Conference Rooms 1 and 2

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital – Yankton, SD

Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion

409 Summit Street, Yankton, SD, 57078

See map and parking instructions

Avera St. Mary’s Hospital – Pierre, SD

Capital University Center

925 East Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD, 57501

Participants attending via videoconference should register for the event by Monday, October 24, 2016. On the registration form, select Yes for Will you be attending remotely? Then type in the name of the location you will be participating (ex: Avera St. Luke’s, Avera Sacred Heart, or Avera St. Mary’s). No need to contact the site coordinator as they are planning for your attendance.

See map and parking instructions

Parking Instructions

parking space

The parking garage for the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is located underneath the hotel. The parking garage is accessed from the Hilton Garden Inn’s main parking lot.

Agenda / Handouts

Target Audience

Health professionals, educators, community service providers, clergy, law enforcement, consumers and family members.

Continuing Education


Avera is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. Avera designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Avera Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A total of 5.0 contact hours can be received upon completion of this education activity. Attendance at the entire educational activity is required to receive contact hours.

Social Worker:

The South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this program for 5 contact hours.


The SD Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists has approved this program for 5.0 continuing education hours.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton
Garden Inn Downtown. To reserve a hotel room, please call the hotel
directly at 605-444-4700 and ask for the Avera Health room block.
Reservations are requested by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.


Continuing Education at 605-322-7879 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Fri, October 28 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Location Details

  • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
    201 East 8th Street
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103

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