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December 20
12 – 1 p.m.

Location

East Tower Auditorium
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
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Time, date and location may be subject to change. Please confirm prior to arrival with contact person below.

Moderator/director

Bernard I. Leman, M.D.
Director, Medical Education, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Purpose

Provide current updates in diagnostics, management and care of patients.

Objectives

Upon conclusion of this series, participants will be able to:

  • Appraise and discuss diagnosis and treatment.
  • Incorporate current guidelines, clinical updates and research into clinical practice.
  • Apply principles of evidence-based medicine in the formulation of treatment of clinical scenarios.
  • Identify resources available in the literature to expand knowledge in the area under discussion.

Educational methods

This program will offer clinical examination of various topics of contemporary interest. Approximately 50 minutes will be devoted to the didactic portion of the program, including case presentations, followed by 10 minutes of open discussion.

Target audience

Physicians, nurses and other interested health professionals.

Disclosure policy

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Commercial support

None.

Accreditation statements

ACCME: Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines is accredited by the Iowa Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credits.

Questions

For questions regarding AOA credit, please contact:

Continuing Medical Education, AC #505
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-271-1541
cme@dmu.edu

For questions regarding ACCME or IBON credit, please contact:

Continuing medical education
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
515-643-2223
njcambron@mercydesmoines.org
www.mercydesmoines.org


Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education office at 515-271-1541 or cme@dmu.edu prior to the program.