No classes will be scheduled for this afternoon so all students and faculty can attend and participate. All students and faculty are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at this event.
Prizes will be awarded to the primary author (students and residents only) with the best quality oral presentation and poster abstract.
The DMU Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those in the surrounding community; to provide a forum for the collaboration of ideas and the production of new hypotheses; and to impress upon the students of DMU the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.
|12:30 p.m.||When Opportunity Knocks… Conduct a Study: Clinical and Translational Research in Infection Prevention
Mark Rupp, M.D.
Location: SEC Auditorium
|1:30 p.m.||Case-based panel discussion|
|2:30 p.m.||Oral abstract presentations
Location: AC Lecture Halls
|3:45 p.m.||Poster abstract presentations
Location: SEC Common Area
Dr. Rupp is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of The Nebraska Medical Center Department of Infection Control & Epidemiology and co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Dr. Rupp received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He underwent internship and residency training in Internal Medicine and completed Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, and in the subspecialty area of Infectious Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He is a Past-President of SHEA and is a past-president of ASM Division L (Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology). Dr Rupp has served as a consultant for the US Food and Drug Administration as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Rupp has published over 300 articles, chapters and abstracts. He frequently presents papers at national and international meetings, serves as a guest lecturer, and is an active teacher and researcher. Dr. Rupp’s research interests are in the areas of staphylococcal disease, healthcare-associated infections, and antimicrobial resistance.
Relative to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Rupp indicated he is a consultant for 3M, C. R. Bard, Inc., and Semprus BioSciences. He is also the principal investigator or working directly with 3M, Mölnlycke Health Care, and Sanofi.
Des Moines University faculty, staff and students. External researchers and health professionals from the Des Moines area and surrounding hospitals are also invited to participate.
Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.
There is not a fee to attend but registration is strongly encouraged.
- Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D.
Vice president – Research (scientific chair), Director – Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program, Professor – Microbiology and Immunology
- Mindi Feilmeier, D.P.M., AACFAS
Assistant professor, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program, Clinician, Foot and Ankle Clinic
- Leah Koepp, D.P.T.’13
- Marie Nguyen, Ph.D., Assistant professor - Microbiology and Immunology and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program
- Scott Roberts, D.O.’15
- Julie Ronnebaum, P.T., GCS, D.P.T., Assistant professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy program
- Eric So, D.P.M.’15
- Vanessa Ross, CMP, Manager - Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits and 2.0 hours of AOA Category 2-B CME credits.
CPME: Des Moines University is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in Podiatric Medicine. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 3.75 continuing education contact hours.
IBON: Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education contact hours.
Physical Therapists/Occupational Therapy: The Iowa Board of Examiners does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.
Physician Assistants: The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.
Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 3.75 continuing education hours.
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.
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