This year’s 20th anniversary conference includes special events, exhibit receptions, health and wellness activities, and medical center tours.


Welcome Reception and Exhibition Grand Opening

When:Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time:5:00–7:00 p.m.
Location:Exhibit Hall

Join us as we officially celebrate the opening of this year's conference. Visit with our Network Medical Centers as well as exhibitors from a variety of industry organizations while networking with other attendees and OptumHealth executives, clinicians, and staff. The Welcome Reception is THE place to be as you relax with great food, beverages and entertainment before heading out for a night on the town!

This reception is sponsored by UW Health-University of Wisconsin Transplant Program.

20th Anniversary Party

When:Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time:5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location:Exhibit Hall

Join us in the Exhibit Hall as we commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the OptumHealth Annual National Conference. We’ll party with great music, fabulous food and a visit to the now-infamous Martini Luge as we wrap up a busy day two of the National Conference.

This reception is sponsored by Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation (IBMT).

Health and Wellness Activities

Wellness Screenings

When:Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time:6:00 a.m.–11:30a.m.
Location:Minnehaha Room, 2nd Floor

Back by popular demand - Wellness Screenings will again be offered to all conference attendees at no cost during this year’s conference! Preventive health screenings and flu vaccinations will be provided on Wednesday between 6:00 and 11:30 a.m. You may participate in one or both these offerings. Screenings take approximately 15–20 minutes. To participate in these health and wellness activities, you must sign up for your health screening appointment at (866) 935-5462 or online at Scheduling information will also be provided in your registration confirmation.

This activity is sponsored by Wellness Inc.

4th Annual Wellness Walk

When:Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time:6:20 a.m.—Meet in the hotel lobby
 6:30 a.m.—Wellness Walk Begins

Join your fellow conferees for a 2.5 or 4 mile walk/run (approximately 30 minutes). Take in the colorful, vibrant and charming surroundings as you trek down the famed Nicollet Mall and along the historic Mississippi riverfront. Participants will receive a 2011 Wellness Walk t-shirt. Printable Route Maps

This activity is sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Workout With Vanessa

When:Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time:6:00–6:45 a.m.
Location:StayFit Athletic Club

Jump start your day by joining Vanessa Underwood for a workout session that promises to both energize and motivate. Vanessa will lead her own version of Zumba—a fusion of Latin and International music that includes dance themes to create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness program designed for participants of ANY LEVEL! The session is a cardio-based workout with components of resistance/sculpting training for the entire body.

Vanessa Underwood is the founder and owner of “Underwood’s Sports & Fitness” where she trains and educates people of all ages and fitness levels. Vanessa is a cancer survivor and two-time kidney transplant recipient. She travels nationally and internationally to implement fitness programs, educate professionals, and motivate patients through a presentation program called, “Moving to Wellness” that emphasizes the vital role that exercise has on the quality of life.

Ms. Underwood’s certifications include Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

Preconference Facility Tours

Registration for these preconference activities is open to OptumHealth clients on a first-come, first-served basis.

Roundtrip shuttle service will be provided from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to the medical center.

Due to the structure of the Mayo Clinic tour, all participants are required to take the shuttle transportation provided by the Mayo Clinic.

Transplant Services at Mayo Clinic Rochester

When: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time:Depart Hyatt–6:45 a.m. (time change!); Return to Hyatt–4:30 p.m.

Experience a mock-patient transplant evaluation and a demonstration of Mayo Clinic’s practice supporting electronic tools and quality initiatives. Hear about Mayo Clinic's visionary approach to quality health care. Visit the Gift of Life Transplant House to appreciate the “extras” offered to transplant patients. Tour the transplant care units and learn how the Mayo Clinic model of care delivers efficient and effective patient care.

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

This tour is provided by Mayo Clinic.

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital

When: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time:8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a private tour of the Solid Organ Transplant Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The highlight of this tour will be viewing a live donor kidney transplant. The tour will also include the Transplant Center and the Ronald McDonald House.

From there, participants will travel two miles to the new University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, a unique facility that opened in the Spring of 2011. Experience a child’s view of an ideal, child-friendly health care facility, as well as its state-of-the-art patient and family rooms, education center and compassionate staff. The tour will also include the new Journey Clinic: Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Please make your reservations soon as only 25 spaces are available!

This tour is provided by University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.