The Brain and Body: Neuroanatomy Lab, Self and Patient Care

Des Moines, IA US
July 27, 2018



The cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch, lab, lecture, and materials. 


  • DPT class of 1998 - Please register here. 
  • DMU physical therapy clinical instructor - Please register through this website by logging into or creating an account. Once you're logged in to your account, please select the "REGISTER" tab to process your payment and complete your registration.


11:30 amRegistration and Lunch
12 pm

Neuroanatomy Lecture and Lab Dissection of the Brain

  • Review, dissect, and discuss gross anatomical structures of the brain related to rehabilitation of cerebral and cerebellar pathologies.
  • Recognize gross anatomical structures of the brain.
  • Summarize the functional correlations between human brain structures and neuropathology. 
  • Apply structural correlates of neuropathology seen in human brain.

Holistic Practices for Self and Patient Care

  • Assess and perform Diaphragmatic breathing and Transfer Abdominus -Thoroco Diaphragmatic breathing for relaxation and spinal stability
  • Know resources to assist with a meditation practice
  • Understand mindfulness and its effect on the brain
  • Use resiliency practices to increase resiliency and happiness
4 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/27/2018 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/27/2018 - 4:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center Alumni Court
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

Laura Covill, PT, DPT, OCS, PYT
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University
MatzDonald Matz, PhD
Chair and Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University
Muhammad Spocter, PhD
Director and Associate Professor, Master of Science in Anatomy Program, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, they speakers indicated they have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Continuing Education Credit

  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other healthcare professionals: Certificates of attendance will given for 3.5 continuing education contact hour(s).


No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.50 IBON


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