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September 2016
Free

DMU Grand Rounds: Role of Targeted Therapies in the Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia – From Clinical Data to Individualized Care

September 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 Two attendance options. CME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, click here.Des Moines University - No registration necessary.Online - click here.Target AudienceDMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.PurposeThis case-based live activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).ObjectivesReview disease-risk stratification and the use of a prognostic nomogram for estimating time to treatment.Examine the first-line management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to maximize adherence while minimizing associated adverse events.Discuss the current treatment options…

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Are PSPs and ACOs A-OK?

September 7 @ 3:30 pm
Des Moines University,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Use of Preclinical High Fidelity Medical Simulations to Promote the Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Undergraduate Medical Education

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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  Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information, click here. This session will discuss how to implement and effectively integrate pharmacology and physiology with other essential foundational and clinical sciences using preclinical high fidelity medical simulations carefully scaffolded to keep cognitive domain levels appropriate to the novice medical student’s abilities. While the medical educational literature is replete with proposed curricular models designed to integrate critical foundational…

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Free

IPTA Southwest District Meeting: Dry Needling

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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  Attend on-site at Des Moines University or on-line. There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. For more information and to register, click here.  

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Self-Directed Learning in your Curriculum: Getting from Theory to Practice

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.In today’s health care arena with rapidly expanding knowledge, yesterday’s best practice may be obsolete tomorrow. This creates an imperative for physicians to be life-long learners. As students progress through medical education their learning will need to be increasingly self-directed and develop the necessary skills to diagnose and address their own learning gaps. Despite the growing recognition that such…

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Entrustment Decision Making in EPA-Based Curricula

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Assessment of clinical competence is an ongoing topic of debate among medical educators. Competency-based medical education intends to train and assess residents and students who meet predefined standards. The quest for psychometrically valid assessments, i.e. sound measurement of trainee competencies, to provide sufficient certainty to the public that all those who complete undergraduate medical education are ready for residency,…

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$695

PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I

September 23 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 3:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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  For more information and to register, click here.  To effectively treat as a Functional Manual TherapistTM, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF I offers a dynamic and functional evaluation and treatment approach to this interrelationship based on specific analysis of motor recruitment patterns and Characteristics of Neuromuscular Function. This course progresses from specific shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and trunk patterns to weight bearing postures and movements. Content emphasizes the establishment of…

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Free

The Breadth and Depth of Standardized Patients in the Teaching and Assessment of Clinical Skills

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Over the past five decades Standardized Patient methodology has evolved from its roots in teaching and assessing proficiency in communicating with patients. Standardized Patients (SPS) now perform a variety of roles in medical and non-medical education from undergraduate learning to licensure examinations to continuing education. In this presentation, we will use a non-traditional definition of Standardized Patients (SPs): “individuals…

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$150

Fundamental Manual Physical Therapy Interventions

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information and to register, click here. Manual physical therapy is an important dimension of physical therapy practice. This laboratory-based course will focus on the fundamentals of manual physical therapy that are applicable in various physical therapy practice settings. A foundational set of manual physical therapy interventions and manual therapy clinical reasoning that is informed by recent evidence will be taught. Instruction on interventions for the spine and extremities will be provided including joint and soft tissue mobilization, manipulation, mobilization…

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October 2016
Free

DMU Grand Rounds

October 6 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 Two attendance options. CME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, click here.Des Moines University - No registration necessary.Online - click here.Target AudienceDMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community. 

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Free

New Tools and Paradigms for Assessing Professionalism in the Health Sciences

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50322United States
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 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Professionalism is a critical component of both undergraduate and graduate medical education. Continual assessment of professionalism is necessary for mastery of this competency and to help learners understand and ultimately develop skills to avoid professionalism lapses. Individual behavior and attitudes are often affected by the overall work and learning environments and role modeling by attending physicians and peer pressure…

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$475

Therapeutic Neuroscience Education I: Teaching People About Pain

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information or to register, click here. This 15 hour, 2 day class is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the…

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$25 - $65

21st Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

October 29 @ 8:40 am - 5:30 pm
Des Moines University, Olsen Center,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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For additional information including the agenda, speakers, and cost, please visit https://cme.dmu.edu/IPS2016. Target Audience Scientists, physician scientists, educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. You do not need to be a member of the Iowa Physiological Society to attend. Objectives Exchange the latest progresses in the field of physiological research and education. Exchange best approaches to meet the current challenges in physiological education at different environments. Discuss challenges to doing research at different environments in the current climate of funding…

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November 2016
Free

DMU Grand Rounds

November 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Two attendance options. CME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, click here.Des Moines University - No registration necessary.Online - click here.Target AudienceDMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.

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$650

Pelvic Floor Level 1

November 4 @ 7:30 am - November 6 @ 3:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information and to register, click here. The Pelvic Health Level 1 course is a 3-day live event focusing on the basic skills necessary to treat patients with pelvic health dysfunction with primary emphasis on under active pelvic floor muscle conditions. The focus of the labs will be on external and internal vaginal examination. The student-to-teacher ratio will be 8:1 to ensure adequate supervision during the labs. Lectures will cover anatomy of the pelvic girdle,physiology of micturition,dysfunctions of the lower…

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Free

IPTA Southwest District Meeting: DMU DPT Student Research Posters

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. For more information and to register, click here.

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$475

The Lumbar Spine: A Manual Therapy and Pain Science Approach

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 4:00 pm
Des Moines University, Academic Center, 2nd floor,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information and to register, click here. This 15 hour, 2 day course looks at the latest, best evidence for treating LBP both medically and therapeutically. This course focuses on the physical dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine and its physical evaluation and treatment. The course is designed to provide the clinician with the skills to diagnose common lumbar spine pathologies, recognize subjective and objective signs and symptoms of common lumbar spine pathologies, determine the necessary precautions and contraindications and design…

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December 2016
Free

DMU Research Symposium

December 1
Des Moines University,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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 For more information, please click here. Classes are not scheduled so all students and faculty can attend and participate. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be served.The Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those at Des Moines University and in the surrounding medical and scientific community by providing a forum for the collaboration of ideas, the production of new hypotheses, and to demonstrate to the attendees the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.All students…

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DMU Grand Rounds

December 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines,IA50312United States
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Two attendance options. CME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, click here.Des Moines University - No registration necessary.Online - click here.Target AudienceDMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.

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