Continue your education at DMU

Need continuing education credit? DMU can help. Upcoming education events include the following; information on these and other educational opportunities is available online.

DMU and Hospice of Central Iowa will offer the Hospice Foundation of America’s Living with Grief® four-part educational webinar April 16, May 14, June 11 and July 9 on campus. The sessions are free and open to the public. Topics will include spirituality and end-of-life care; reviewing one’s life; and assisting clients with spiritual distress at the end of life.

The symposium Origins of Obesity: Maternal, Epigenetic and Lifestyle Factors, sponsored by DMU and several partnering organizations, will occur May 9-11 at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA. Participants will explore factors that may play a role in the genesis of obesity and learn how they integrate, in order to develop prevention and intervention strategies. Registration costs vary for students, faculty and health care professionals.

DMU’s osteopathic manual medicine department and the American Fascial Distortion Model Association will offer the level 1, module 1 course Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) May13-15 on campus. Registration after April 11 is $575. FDM allows for highly effective manipulative treatments for diverse afflictions such as pulled muscles, sprained ankles and frozen shoulders, and generates results that are objective, obvious, measurable and immediate.

Des Moines University will host the 71st annual meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Oct. 7-8 on campus. A call for abstracts will be sent in July, and registration is due by Sept. 15; more information will be posted on DMU’s continuing medical education website.

The Institute of Physical Art, through the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic, will offer its course on the functional approach to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation Oct. 13-16 on campus. Course content emphasizes the establishment of efficient motor recruitment patterns for rehabilitation of neurological and orthopedic patients and post-manipulative techniques. Registration is $645.

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