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Neuroanatomy Review and Dissection of the Brain

Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 181, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

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To review, dissect, and discuss gross anatomical structures of the brain related to rehabilitation of cerebral and cerebellar pathologies.


Upon completion of this educational activity attendees will be expected to:

  1. Recognize gross anatomical structures of the brain.
  2. Summarize the functional correlations between human brain structures and neuropathology.
  3. Apply structural correlates of neuropathology seen in the human brain.


8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Lecture
9:30 a.m. Clinical Application Lab
11 a.m. Adjourn


Donald Matz, Ph.D. (primary instructor)

Chair and professor, Anatomy
Professor – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University 

Laura Covill, D.P.T., OCS, COMT

Assistant professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kathy Mercuris, P.T., D.H.S.

Associate professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy

April DS Newton, D.P.T.

Assistant Professor and director of clinical education, Doctor of Physical Therapy,
Des Moines University

Muhammad Spocter, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Anatomy
Des Moines University

Katie Stevermer, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Assistant professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy and Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Cynthia Utley, P.T.

Assistant director of clinical education – Doctor of Physical Therapy, Instructor – Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

The instructors indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Lab clothing

Please dress accordingly to perform dissection of the brain.

Instructor note

Formaldehyde is used in the gross anatomy lab as a preservative.

Continuing education

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. Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a 2.0 continuing education hours.


Participation is limited to 20 participants.

Registration includes materials (non-latex gloves, lab coats, and dissection instruments), specimen handling, cremation, and CEUs.

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Des Moines University
Continuing Medical Education
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Office: 515-271-1596
Fax: 515-271-4226

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 activity, please contact the DMU CME office at 515-271-1596 or cme@dmu.edu prior to the activity.