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2022 IOMA Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference: Full Conference On Demand

Total Credits: 21.25 including 21.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)


This on-demand package includes all the recorded sessions from IOMA's 2022 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference. Each session is available individually, and the emergency medicine specific sessions are available as a separate package as well.


Objectives for How to Manage Your COVID-19 Patient: 

  • Manage acute presentation of COVID--19
  • Understand the current data concerning COVID-19 pathophysiology
  • Manage Long-COVID or Post-COVID Syndrome
  • Understand preventative measures and evidence for vaccines

**This speaker will be presenting non-labeled use of therapy in the context of this lecture**


Objectives for Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19: 

  • Provide an overview of the current understanding of cardiovascular complications in the setting of COVID-19 infection
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of acute COVID-19 cardiac injury and the spectrum of possible late cardiovascular complications
  • Review the evolving treatment considerations of cardiovascular manifestations in COVID-19 infection

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for COVID-19 and Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease: 

  • Associated risk of COVID-19 and AKI
  • Affect of COVID-19 on preexisting chronic kidney disease
  • COVID-19 impacts on kidney transplantation

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Pandemic Effects on Clinician Mental Health: 

  • Define clinician burnout and review history prior to and during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Review factors contributing to heightened stress both personal and professional, secondary to the pandemic
  • Identify the outcomes of chronic stress on the provider and the impacts it has in the institution and to their patients
  • List resources available to promote well-being

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Medical Aspects of Complex Concussion: 

  • Review definition, pathology, management of concussion
  • Discuss management of chronic persistant post concussion symptoms
  • Discuss other conditions that may resemble concussion and how to best address them
  • Address the role of co-morbidities and appropriate management when treating complex concussion

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Pediatric Seizures: 

  • To help practicing clinicians/providers develop a guided stepwise approach to pediatric seizure history taking
  • To help define: seizures, epilepsy, non-epileptic seizures, and other paroxysmal episodes
  • General classification of epilepsy/epileptic seizures as the 1st step towards correct diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • Step by step guidance - investigations, treatments, when to seek help -- will use the most common conditions to illustrate

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Advances in Migraine: A New Era: 

  • Diagnose migraine with and without aura, and chronic migraine
  • Understand migraie pathophysiology as it relates to drug targets
  • Choose acute and preventive therapies for the patients migraine features and burden
  • Choose neuromodulation devices, when appropriate

**This speaker has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be percieved as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: Biohaven, AbbVie**


Objectives for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 

  • Understand physiologic umbrella of the COPS diagnosis;
  • Review the different grading scales for COPD severity;
  • Review the approach to inhaled therapy based on COPD severity;
  • Discuss non-inhaled therapies and their role in COPD management.

**This speaker will be presenting non-labeled use of therapy in the context of this lecture**


Objectives for Healthy Aging: The Mind: 

  • Νame two un-modifiable risk factors for dementia    
  • Νame three modifiable/lifestyle risk factors for dementia        
  • Explain four lifestyle changes an individual can make to decrease risk of dementia        
  • Name an Iowa program that can help individuals make these lifestyle changes    

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Treatment of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain: From Meds to Modalities: 

  • Review Clinical Guideline "Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Acute Pain from Non-Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults" issued in 2020 by the ACP and AAFP
  • Increase awareness of the classes of medications available for treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain with risks/benefits
  • Increase awareness of physical modalities, and learn the different types available with proper indications/contradictions

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Medical Cannabis in Iowa: What Practitioners Need to Know: 

  • Review the medical cannabidiol law as it pertains to physicians, including: stakeholder definitions, roles, responsibilities and protections.
  • Identify the types of educational materials that the Department is providing to physicians about medical cannabidiol, including research and CME opportunities.
  • Review the compliance infrastructure of the medical cannabidiol program, as well as form and quantities of products allowed.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Physician Leadership: 

  • Physician leadership skills;
  • Physician communication;
  • Physician corrective action.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Hot Topics Impacting Clinics and Practices: 

  • Assess ongoing changes in the law involving clinic practice including tele-health and 1557 issues, and information blocking
  • Determine strategies to assess and implement changes based on these rules
  • Address both practical and legal problems

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines and Lung Nodule Management Considerations: 

  • Lung cancer screening guidelines;
  • Recent updates to eligibility criteria;
  • Incidental lung nodule management.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Iowa Physician Health Progam: 

  • Define impairment and identify the warning signs of physician impairment.
  • Explain mandatory reporter requirements and exemptions.
  • Describe what happens after a physician is referred to the IPHP.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Cancer Screening and Prevention: 

  • Understand the impact of cancer on the US.
  • Understand the comprehensive cancer services provided at MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer center including multidisciplinary cancer clinic, survivorship clinic, living with cancer clinic, and integrative clinic.
  • Understand the importance of Cancer Screening.
  • Understand the role of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care. 

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: 

  • Contrast chronic or recalcitrant plantar fasciitis with the acute condition of the same name.
  • Review diagnostic features of chronic plantar fasciitis.
  • Correlate symptoms and exam findings with recommended treatment or referrals.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Overview of the 2022 ACC/AHA Heart Failure Guidelines: 

  • Review the definition and stages of heart failure. 
  • Discuss the epidemiology and causes of heart failure.
  • Revise pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for heart failure.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Chronic Wound Management 21st Century Concepts: Angiosomes, Biofilms, and Microbiomes; Who Knew?: 

  • The physiology of the non-healing chronic wound  will be updated to expand the attendee understanding
  • The role of biofilms and the microbiome  of the chronic wound will be discussed for a better understanding of the shift from acute to chronicity in wounds
  • The current and future chronic wound strategies will be discussed and illustrated for a better understanding of the role of the wound care professionals in the management of chronic and complex wounds
  • Examples of complex wounds and their therapy  will be presented for discussion by the attendees

**This speaker has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: UnityPoint Health, Histologics, Polarity +TE Systems**


Objectives for Pain Management: A Review of History, Guidelines, and Best Practices: 

  • Define Pain
  • Understand Opioid Prescription Escalation
  • Risks of Opioids Defined
  • Familiarize yourself with updated CDC Guidelines

**These speakers will be presenting non-labeled use of therapy in the context of this lecture. Dr. Jolene Smith has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: Medtronic Consultant and Research Grant. Dr. Karry Smith has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: Employee of Merck**


Objectives for Development and Implementation of Treatment Algorithms for Venous Thromboembolism: 

  • Diagnosis of VTE (PE and DVT) in the Emergency Department
  • Morbidity and mortality associated with WTE
  • Healthcare Economic Burden of VTE 
  • Algorithmic approach to therapeutic intervention for VTE

**This speaker has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: Inari Medical**


Objectives for It Takes More than Bubble Wrap to Prevent Pediatric Injuries: Lessons from the Emergency Department: 

  • Identify at least three factors that contribute to pediatric all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related injuries and be able to explain why they are concerns.
  • List at least three design features of off-highway vehicles (ORVs) that contribute to crash and subsequent injury, and be able to discuss how these features make them vulnerable to loss of control on public roadways. 
  • State the most common ways young children are injured on playground slides and by lawn mowers, and how one might avoid those injuries.
  • Discuss important safety messages one might share with patients and their families in anticipatory guidance, and how one could become a more effective safety advocate in preventing injuries and deaths in children.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Common Upper and Lower Extremity Injuries and How to Manage in the ED: 

  • Identify common orthopedic injuries that may present to the ED.
  • Understand the appropriate radiographic studies that need ordered and interpreted.
  • Discuss techniques that may aid in reducing certain fractures and dislocations.
  • Understand how to properly splint/immobilize the injured extremity.

**This speaker has no conflicts to disclose within the content of this educational activity**


Objectives for Systematic Approach to the Poisoned Patient: 

  • Discuss the utility of consulting a medical toxicologist. 
  • Develop an organized approach to the poisoned patient. 
  • Learn how to perform a comprehensive exam on a poisoned patient and recognize this exam is paramount to an accurate evaluation. 
  • Recognize the pertinent high-yield laboratory results in the poisoned patient.

**This speaker will be presenting non-labeled use of therapy in the context of this lecture**


The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:  The IOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be put in writing and forwarded to IOMA Executive Director at or IOMA, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266.



Joseph Carrington, DO, MHA's Profile

Joseph Carrington, DO, MHA Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Joseph Carrington is an Iowa native and a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned a dual-degree Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s of Healthcare Administration. He went on to do his internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University/ Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. During his fellowship he also served as chief fellow and was awarded “research fellow of the year” and “house officer of the year”. His research interests were in the inflammatory pathways of inhalational lung injury and recovery; including IL-6 and IL-10.  His research was presented at the American College of Chest Physicians annual conference where he was awarded for being one of the top 5 presentations that year. Returning to Iowa, Dr. Carrington now works as an intensivist and pulmonologist at MercyOne in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Carrington discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods

Sepideh Darbandi, DO's Profile

Sepideh Darbandi, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Sepideh Darbandi is a second year general cardiology fellow at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, located in Mason City, Iowa. She completed medical school at Oklahoma State University and from there moved to Iowa where she completed internal medicine residency at her current fellowship institution. Her passion is in general and preventive cardiology.

Jennifer Thompson, DO's Profile

Jennifer Thompson, DO Related Seminars and Products

Jennifer L Thompson, DO is a transplant trained nephrologist based in Des Moines, Iowa.  She is a partner at Iowa Kidney Physicians and specializes in general and transplant nephrology.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Austin College and then a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She went on to graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.  She completed an internal medicine residency at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.   She then left Texas behind and moved to Charleston, South Carolina to complete first a nephrology and then transplant nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.  She was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Transplant Nephrology Section prior to being recruited to Iowa to help grow the transplant program at Iowa Methodist.  She is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the Carver College of Medicine.

Dr. Thompson’s philosophy of care is to approach every patient as a whole being rather than a collection of diseases. She also recognizes that an informed patient is an engaged patient so makes extra effort to make sure the patient understands their diagnosis and the reasoning behind the plan of care.  When not working she enjoys travel, especially to our National Parks, and spending time with her family.

Lori Beireis, DO Related Seminars and Products

I completed my Osteopathic degree from Des Moines University in 2003 and entered Internal medicine training at UIHC. In 2006 I became one of the first Hospitalists at Mercy hospital in Iowa City and helped to develop the service which now cares for more than 75% of hospitalized patients in either a direct attending or consultative role. I actively hold roles on the patient care and safety, collegue wellness, and medical executive committees. I had the pleasure of admitting and caring for the first diagnosed Covid-19 patient in Iowa and since my team and I have been the primary care providers for the COVID population including co-management with intensivists if patients require mechanical ventilation. As an active participant in the COVID task force I’ve helped develop protocols and educate staff on updated treatment guidelines. I’ve had a front line view of the toll the pandemic has taken on patients, families, and each and every care provider. 

Shawn Spooner, MD's Profile

Shawn Spooner, MD Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Shawn Spooner is a primary care Sports Medicine physician at UnityPoint Clinic Sports Medicine and Concussion Center in Urbandale, IA.  Dr. Spooner completed his Exercise and Sport Science degree at Iowa State University in 2001 prior to earning his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 2005.  He completed his family medicine residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA in 2008, followed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship with Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton / UC San Diego in 2011.  Dr. Spooner served as a Medical officer in the United States Navy for 9 years where he served with the Navy and Marine Corps in San Diego, South Korea, Great Lakes IL, and Afghanistan.  In Afghanistan, he operated a regional concussion restoration care center specializing in the treatment of combat-related concussion and non-surgical combat-related musculoskeletal injury.  He and his family returned to Iowa in 2013 where he now practices primary care sports medicine with UnityPoint Clinic.  Dr. Spooner is the team physician for Chow’s Gymnastics, Grand View University, Des Moines Buccaneers and Des Moines Christian High School.  Dr. Spooner’s professional interests include multidisciplinary treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome, as well as injury risk reduction and prevention.  He is published in the areas of concussion management, peri-partum depression, and effect of mood and exercise on immune response.  Dr. Spooner enjoys running, cycling, and cross-training sports in his free time.

Stephen Gutu, MD Related Seminars and Products

Stephen T. H. Gutu, MD is a dedicated, compassionate and caring pediatric neurologist with 21 years of general medical experience, including 8-13 years of neurological experience as well as teaching of medical students and residents.

He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and left in 1995 to pursue further studies at St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGUSOM), Grenada, starting with the final year of Pre-medicine. He graduated in 2000 with a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) after undertaking enriching clinical clerkships at various hospitals in the United Kingdom and the USA. Dr. Gutu also completed a one-year internship at the General Hospital in Grenada followed by a Clinical Tutor Fellowship program at SGUSOM. He feels forever indebted to the SGU community and the warm people of Grenada, where he also has some roots and citizenship.

Dr. Gutu did his General Pediatrics residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, NY ; then Pediatric Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at the University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM, where he received an award for the “Best Scientific Research Presentation in Neurology.” In 2011 he was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor and inducted into the UNM chapter.

He worked at Blank Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurology clinic in Des Moines, Iowa for 7 years where he was exposed to various neurological conditions under supportive and empowering leadership. He was also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

In June 2018, he was awarded the James Derham Health Award “For acknowledgement of outstanding service and contribution to the field of health in Iowa”. In 2019, Dr. Gutu was awarded a scholarship by the Iowa Medical Society to partake in the inaugural class of the Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program, DSM, Iowa. He is deeply grateful for that unique experience.

In July 2020, Dr. Gutu was appointed a Board member of the Iowa Medical Society Foundation (IMSF) Board of Directors.

Dr. Gutu has also travelled extensively, and has rotated through, trained or worked in over 22 hospitals internationally since 1989. This enriching, invaluable and humble experience, which he attributes to Divine appointment, helped shape his bedside manner, clinical acumen, passion for patient advocacy and high-quality service delivery with a servant leadership attitude.

Lynn Rankin, MD Related Seminars and Products

Lynn M. Rankin, M.D. is a UnityPoint neurologist based in Des Moines, Iowa. She specializes in migraine headaches.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Drake University and then a Master of from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine internship at State University of New York in Stony Brook, New York.  She then went on to complete her residency in neurology at University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Rankin believes in meeting patients where they are at in life and allowing them to ask questions. No two patients are the same, so she believes it is important to treat each patient based on their specific needs. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling. Her first international trip was at the age of 14 to the Holy Land just before her confirmation into the Methodist Church.

Daniel Dodge, DO Related Seminars and Products

I grew up in Colville, a rural community in northeastern Washington state. I attended Eastern Washington University and graduated with a degree in biochemistry before going to Des Moines University for medical school.  I completed my internal medicine residency at Iowa Methodist/Unitypoint and went to University of Texas in Houston for pulmonary and critical care fellowship. I currently practice at The Iowa Clinic. I am married with one son and enjoy going to sporting events, outdoor activities with my family, and hunting/shooting.

Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., MPH, D. Sc(Hon)'s Profile

Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., MPH, D. Sc(Hon) Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Quinlisk was the Medical Director and State Epidemiologist at the Iowa Department of Public Health for 24 years. She is now semi-retired; continuing to teach at various universities and working on projects such as how to change behaviors to prevent dementia (Saving Your Brain with Broadlawns Hospital and the Des Moines YMCA). Her background includes training as a clinical microbiologist, training microbiologists while a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins, a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, and training as a field epidemiologist in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. For twelve years she conducted epidemiologic training courses in Europe, and is a professor at the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, Des Moines University, and Iowa State University. For several years she was an Editorial Board Member for CDC’s MMWR and on CDC’s Board of Scientific Advisors, served on the Gilmore Commission and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and as President of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). She was on the Institute of Medicine’s committees on Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Animal Health at the Crossroads, Preparing for the Psychological consequences of Terrorism, and Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctorate of Science from Iowa State University, and served for 5 years as the Chair for the National Biodefense Science Board.

Craig Dove, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Craig Dove, DO, is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at Davenport Medical Center and a residency in Family Medicine at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center.  He practiced Family Medicine for five years, including Clinical Director for training Family Medicine residents at Davenport Medical Center. He then completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Loyola University of Chicago. He then practiced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for over 25 years, including Medical Director of Work Well Occupational Medicine Clinic, Medical Director of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, and Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostic Laboratory.

He has served as President of the Medical Staff at St. Luke’s Hospital. He is immediate past president of Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association.  He is board certified by the: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine-Certificate of Added Qualification, Occupational Medicine.

Owen Parker, MPH Related Seminars and Products

Owen has worked with IDPH since 2018 developing and implementing Iowa Code chapter 124E and the compliance infrastructure of Iowa’s medical cannabis program. Owen is also a Voting and Founding Member of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a national organization of principal cannabis regulators across the US, as well as Co-Chair of the CANNRA Special Committee on Medical Use and Research. Owen received his masters of public health degree from the University of Iowa, and a biology degree and minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa. He has been working on the regulatory and operations side of the cannabis since 2015.

Jo Ellen Whitney, JD's Profile

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Jo Ellen primarily practices in the areas of employment and health law. As the current chair of the firm’s Employment Law and Labor Relations Department, she brings 30 years of practical experience to business planning, discipline, and termination issues for employers.  Her work includes representation of employers before various administrative agencies including the EEOC, ICRC, OCR, DOL, and OSHA.

She frequently provides her clients with on-site training for all levels of employees and is a highly sought-after presenter on labor and health law issues. Jo Ellen is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Chambers USA, Great Plains Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America© for her work.  Jo Ellen was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in March 2018.

Shrey Velani MD's Profile

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I am from India. Finished my medical school education from B. J. Medical College in Ahmedabad India. 

Travelled to the US to finish my Internal Medicine residency at Western Michigan University School of Medicine and then Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine fellowship from Case Western Reserve University. 

I joined MercyOne as a pulmonologist and intensivist in 2018 and have been here since. 

Don Woodhouse, MD's Profile

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Dr. Don Woodhouse was raised in Knoxville Iowa and went on to the University of Iowa, graduating from the Carver College of Medicine in 1993.  Following a residency in Family Medicine, Don went on to practice small town family medicine/OB in Webster City Iowa for 25 years.  After a 2 year period as CMO for UnitedHealthcare, Don started on as the medical director for the Iowa Board of Medicine in March of 2020.  Don is married with 4 children and still resides in Webster City.

Richard Deming, MD's Profile

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Richard L. Deming, MD is Medical Director of MercyOne Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He received a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University and his medical degree from Creighton University. Dr. Deming is known in the community for the compassionate care he provides cancer patients and their families. He is involved in many national, state, and community organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards. He was awarded the Lane Adams Award by the American Cancer Society for excellence and compassion in patient care. He is the recipient of “the one hundred” Award by Massachusetts General Hospital for his work with cancer survivors. He was awarded the Iowa Cancer Champion Award for his tireless efforts in the field of advocacy. He received the Iowa Star Award from the Des Moines Register for making a measurable difference within the community and improving the quality of life for Iowans everywhere. He was awarded the St. George National Medal by the American Cancer Society for leadership in reducing the burden of cancer.

Dr. Deming is also the founder of Above + Beyond Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the lives of those touched by cancer. Dr. Deming has led cancer survivors on medical missions and inspirational mind-body-spirit pilgrimages to Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Machu Picchu. He is inspired by the courage and compassion of his patients and their families. His greatest ambition is to encourage others to pursue lives of meaning, purpose, passion, and compassion.

Mathew Johnstone, DPM Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Johnstone is a full-time faculty member of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, joining the faculty in June 2021. Prior to this appointment he was in academic clinical practice at the University of Oklahoma, health sciences campus in Oklahoma City. Dr. Johnstone Completed his residency training at South Miami Hospital in Miami Florida, followed by a fellowship in Diabetic foot research in Denver Colorado. Dr. Johnstone is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and dual-degree graduate of the University of South Florida. He has lectured at several Podiatric and interdisciplinary medical conferences. Dr. Johnstone’s present research is in the ultrasonic evaluation of chronic and acute plantar fasciitis. He lives in beautiful downtown Des Moines with his wife and little dog and he an avid fly fisherman and nationally rated fencer.

Noor Subah, MD Related Seminars and Products

Noor Subah, MD is Cardiology Fellow at MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at UTMB in Galveston, TX and received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Dr. Subah has been passionate about cardiology since she was in medical school when both of her parents experienced heart attacks eight months apart. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, and American College of Physicians. She was awarded the Health Sciences Center Endowed Scholarship as well as the Health Sciences Center President’s Medicine Scholarship during her time in medical school. Dr. Subah is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, ACLS, and BLS.

Dr. Subah strives to provide her community with the best patient care as well as develop meaningful connections with her patients. She believes that cardiology is a fundamental part of medicine, and she is honored to be a part of the field.

Allen Zagoren, DO, MPA, FACOS, FACN Related Seminars and Products

Allen Zagoren DO, MPA, FACOS, FACN is board certified general trauma surgeon with specialties in critical care nutrition and chronic and acute wound management. He has served as the Medical Director for the Center for Advanced Wound care and the Wound Care Collaborative at Unity Point Health, Iowa Methodist Medical Center Des Moines, IA, Iowa, since 2003.

He specializes in difficult and chronic wound management. This innovative program at Unity Point Health Des Moines, IA, evaluates and manages chronic and difficult wounds on referral from multiple states and referral institutions.

Dr Zagoren holds national prominence in his specialty areas with multiple published papers, texts and book chapters. His current research involves advanced tissue products for repair and healing of difficult and complex wounds.

Jolene Smith, DO's Profile

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Jolene Smith is a pain medicine physician who is board certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Smith's professional interests include interventions such as spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump placement, and cannabinoids. She is firmly committed to educating students, colleagues, and the community about pain management. She has successfully spearheaded an initiative at Mercy Hospital to create a lecture series about pain management. She is an adjunct professor at DMU and has codeveloped an elective course for health professions students about pain management and addiction medicine.

Karry Smith, PhD, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Karry Smith earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Iowa. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 2014 and is currently an Associate Director of Oncology Medical Writing at Merck. In 2019, Dr. Smith earned a graduate certificate in cannabinoid pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Smith has longstanding interests in pain medicine, addiction, opioids, and the patient voice. To that end, she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at Johns Hopkins in Health Policy and Management and will to focus her research on patient reported outcomes in the context of multiple sclerosis. She is passionate about education and is currently co-teaching a special topics course to healthcare students at Des Moines University that focuses on pain management and associated issues.


Brandon Trigger, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAWM's Profile

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Dr. Brandon Trigger completed his medical school training and emergency medicine residency at the University of Iowa, where he served as chief resident. He has worked in the Twin Cities for the independent physician owned group Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA) since 2008. He has served as the Assistant Medical Director, Medical Director, and Chair for the Emergency Department at MHealth Fairview Southdale Hospital. He also serves as EPPA's physician recruiting chair. As the Medical Director, he has participated in numerous process improvement, research, and quality initiatives and has served on multiple hospital committees. He will begin his Chief of Staff elect term in April 2021.

Charles Jennissen, MD's Profile

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Charles Jennissen, MD, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and a clinical professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Most of Dr. Jennissen’s research projects have addressed injury-related issues, especially those involving off-road vehicles.  Dr. Jennissen is very active in the Iowa ATV Safety Taskforce and is a member of a national coalition led by the Consumer Federation of America that has been working to inform the public and governing officials of the dangers of off-road vehicles on public roads. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a member of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and Dr. Jennissen serves as its Primary Investigator. He  grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota and has been an advisory board member of I-CASH (Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health) for 24 years. He is proud to have received the SAFE KIDS Iowa “People Who Make a Difference” Award in 2006.

Jeffery Wahl, DO's Profile

Jeffery Wahl, DO Related Seminars and Products

Jeff Wahl grew up in west central Iowa and graduated from Simpson College with a BA in Biology in 2001. He received his D.O. degree from Des Moines University in 2005 and wen to South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, OH to complete a traditional rotating internship and orthopedic surgery residency in 2010. Dr. Wahl moved back to Iowa with his wife Becky and three kids following his residency. He currently practices solo, hospital-employed orthopedic surgeon at Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center and Green County Medical Center in Jefferson since 2010.

Daniel McCabe, MD's Profile

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Dan McCabe is the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He graduated medical school from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, residency in Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Regions Hospital and the Minnesota Poison Control System in the Twin Cities. He splits his clinical time between the emergency department, the University of Iowa Medical Toxicology consult service, and as a consultant for the Iowa Poison Control Center and Nebraska Regional Poison Center.



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