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Teenage Cancer Case Presentations: Perspectives of Patients, Parents and Siblings

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 AM
DMU Clinic – Room 306, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

DMU Clinic Grand Rounds

Coffee will be served.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss why teenagers with cancer are considered an underserved population
  • Understand the experience of cancer from the perspective of teenaged patients, their parents and siblings
  • Appreciate the importance of developmentally-appropriate, compassionate medical care


Melissa A. Alderfer, Ph.D.
Staff psychologist, assistant professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Alderfer indicated she have no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Target audience

All DMU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Continuing education credit

AOA:  Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. Des Moines University designates this program for 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

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 1.2 continuing education contact hours.

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 receive 1.0 continuing education hours.


Continuing Medical Education

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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 all 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.