Resident Education Day

A highlight of the HEARTland Network OPTI is Resident Education Day. This is a concentrated educational session focusing on OMM skills, Simulation Laboratory experiences and professional development presentations.  It is offered to the residents of affiliated programs as a benefit of membership.  Resident Education Day occurs twice a year at Des Moines University, in the Spring and Fall.

The next Resident Education Day is scheduled for April 17-18, 2014.

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Thursday, April 17th  

6 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Welcome Reception / Dinner
Residents / Faculty / Staff

MEC - Tower

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Professional Development:
“Ethical Conundrums in Space”    
Residents / Faculty / Staff  

J.D. Polk. D.O.
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Friday, April 18th

7:30 a.m.

Faculty/Resident Orientation

MEC - Tower

8 - 12 a.m.

Resident Education:                   
Mandatory OMM                      

Student Education Center
Rm # 115 / #123-124 

8-10 a.m.

10-11:30 p.m.

Faculty / Staff
HEARTland OPTI Business Meeting

MEC - Tower

11:30- 12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

MEC - Tower

12:30 - 1 p.m.

Professional Development
"OMM: Future Successes and Barriers"
Residents / Faculty / Staff 

MEC - Tower
Hollis King, D.O.

1 - 2 p.m.

Professional Development
"Adult Male with Chronic Pelvic Pain"
Residents / Faculty / Staff 

MEC - Tower
Don Matz, Ph.D.
Jose Figueroa, D.O.

2 - 3 p.m.

Professional Development
"Work/Life Balance"
Residents / Faculty / Staff 

MEC - Tower
Dave Plundo, D.O.

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Wrap Up Session / Evaluations

Pam Winslow

Program Coordinators Conference

Working Session - Time and topic to be determined

Pam Winslow

How does the OPTI chose the topics for the professional development sessions?

Results from a formal needs assessment survey done every other year with the members provides a list of topics for us to chose from as well as feedback provided from the evaluations of previous workshops and conferences provides information for the planning of future Resident Education Day curricula.  Also timely medical issues effecting healthcare identified by state and national medical organizations are considered for inclusion.  We strive to identify topics in which the information we provide information can be used immediately upon returning to patient care. So it is important when completing evaluations that you provide a list of topics that you would like to learn more about in future meetings.

Continuing Education Credit

AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 2.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

IMSACCME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this live education activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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