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A Self Care Continuing Medical Education Retreat for Health Care Professionals

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Event Details

Reservations Until:05/02/2019 12:00 AM
Starts on:05/03/2019 05:00 PM
Ends on:05/05/2019 02:00 PM
Location:Loon Point


The HealthEast Care System is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The HealthEast Care System designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)T

* All Non-Physician Healthcare professionals should check with your licensing body to ensure they will accept AMA credits to apply to your CME and licensing requirements. 

* Please note registration cost is all inclusive and includes - lodging, all meals prepared by renowned chef, full-service beverages, professional seminars, CME credits, activities, and on-site amenities.

Key Note Speakers

Key Note Speakers will include Dr. Paul Ratte and Dr. Bill Manahan, along with special guest speaker, Dr. Tom Horjesi: 

Dr. Paul Ratté

Paul Ratté, ND is a naturopathic doctor and an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Northwestern Health Sciences University. With one foot in the clinic and one foot in research, he offers his patients and students a balance between the art and science of nutrition. With much humility and curiosity, he takes a detective approach in the clinic with often complex patients. Functional medicine is the playing field where he integrates the patient’s experience with objective data to find an approach that validates and empowers them to redirect their story towards health. His research interests include clinically relevant biochemistry, carbohydrate tolerance, the human microbiome, adrenal function, and the challenges of nutritional epidemiology.

Paul graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, with a degree in communication studies before completing his doctor of naturopathic medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR in 1997. He has conducted clinical research with the Functional Medicine Research Center in Gig Harbor, WA and is an active member of the MN Association of Naturopathic Physicians. His research interests include carbohydrate tolerance, the human microbiome, and the challenges of nutritional epidemiology.


Dr. Bill Manahan

Bill Manahan, MD, is Assistant Professor Emeritus with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center in Minneapolis. He is Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association and author of the book, Eat for Health. Dr. Manahan co-founded The Wellness Center of Minnesota (1982-1992), one of America’s first, physician-led, integrative medicine centers. He was also the Founder and Program Director of Minnesota’s first Rural Family Medicine Residency Program. Presently, he consults with physicians and clinics wishing to expand into a more integrative and holistic practice, and he is working to help make the primary healthcare system more holistic and more joyful for patients and practitioners.



 Dr. Tom Horjse

Tom Horejsi MD grew up in southern Minnesota and completed his undergraduate studies at The University of St. Thomas where he majored in English literature with a minor in Philosophy. He attended The University of Minnesota Medical School and performed research in the Department of Bioethics. He went on to complete dual residencies in Family Medicine at The University of Minnesota in 2003 and Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center in 2010.

In between residency training, Tom worked in San Diego, New Zealand, and Lake Tahoe where, in his mind, he actively attempted to build the first-ever medical surf/ski practice to no avail. Over the past 8 years, he has been working with Emergency Care Consultants (ECC), primarily in the Abbott Northwestern Emergency Department. During his time with ECC, he has enjoyed serving as Education Director, APP Medical director, and most recently Medical Director of the Allina Faribault District One Emergency Department.

When he is not seeing patients or managing a busy emergency department he is actively building resilience by spending time with his family, walking his dog, praying, and napping on the couch.

Daily Schedule

*Please note all activities and presentations are optional, we respect your time and choices.


1:00-2:00p      Guests arrive

2:00-2:30p      Guests settle into rooms

2:30-4:00p      Introductions/Appetizers in Main Cabin/Tour of Property

4:00-5:00p      Introduction to The Point Retreats and Key Note Speakers – Christa Rymal, RN, MSN

5:00-6:30p      Dr. Bill Manahan – 50 years of Practicing Medicine: How to Move from Burnout to Joy

6:30-7:30p      Dinner

7:30-9:00p      Dr. Paul Ratte – The Science behind Stress, Sleep, and Self-care

9:00-9:30p      Candle light/Fireside meditation – Lead by Lisa Somerville


7:00-8:00a      Workout: Garage or Outdoor cardio activity – Lead by Functional Fitness team OR

7:00-8:00a      Yoga lead by Lisa Somerville

8:00-9:00a      Clean Up/Break

9:00-10:00a    Breakfast

10:00-11:30a  Dr. Paul Ratte: Fads in Food: Fact vs. Fiction when it comes to diets and health

11:45-12:00    Break/Stretch

12:00-1:30p    Group A – HealthCare in the Kitchen with Chef Jeremy

Group B – 4 Varied Small Group Sessions:

How to Strengthen Your Core with Breath and Movement Strength and Conditioning for Disease Prevention and Performance Functional Fitness and Movement for Life Health Coaching and Behavior Change

1:30-2:30p      Lunch

2:30-4:00p      Break: Read, paddle board, Sauna, kayak, walk, bike, pickle ball, nap

4:00-5:30p      Dr. Tom Horejsi – An ER Doctors Thoughts on Physician Burnout

5:30-7:00p     Group A – 4 Varied Small Group Sessions:

How to Strengthen Your Core with Breath and Movement Strength and Conditioning for Disease Prevention and Performance Functional Fitness and Movement for Life Health Coaching and Behavior Change

                        Group B – HealthCare in the Kitchen with Chef Jeremy                

7:00-8:00p      Dinner

8:00-9:30p      Campfire and Evening Meditation


7:00-8:00a      Workout * Group challenge with Functional Fitness team

8:00-9:00a      Clean Up/Break/Coffee&Tea Bar/Fruit

9:00-10:30      Paul Ratte: Food is Medicine - Nutrition that Heals and Treats Chronic Disease

10:30-11:30    Brunch

11:30-1:00      Dr. Bill Manahan: Slow Medicine - Preventing Practitioner Burnout Means Changing How We Practice Outpatient Medicine

1:00-2:00p      Lunch and Closing Comments/Feedback

2:00-3:00p      Pack up and Departure with To Go Snack Box



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