All of Me: A Conversation on Sexual Health and Support
Call Jen Witt at 515-241-3399 for more details.
Sexual health care can be provided at every visit where quality of life and side effects are addressed. This conversation is intended to reduce uncertainty, confusion, anxiety and stress for the patient and their partner(s).
- List two things learned about sexual health care in the cancer setting
- Write a 2-3 sentence introductory message about sexual health and cancer, initiating the conversation with a patient or client
- Plan, list, and commit to two next steps to improve sexual health care in your setting
This offering will address competencies related to patient care, communication skills, providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, employing evidence-based practice, and addressing health care roles and responsibilities.
|8 am||Sexuality, Cancer and Men |
Kevin Birusingh, MD, Urologist, The Iowa Clinic
LGQBT and Cancer
Working Lunch: Creating Your Message and Roleplay Oncology Scenarios
Introduction to All of Me Framework and Tool Kit
Managing Pelvic Floor Disorders
|4:15 pm||Action Plan|
- Take the Keo Way exit from I-235. Go south on Keo Way.
- Turn right onto 12th St.
- Go straight at the stop sign.
- Follow the road as it curves around the Iowa Methodist Campus.
- Turn left and park in the parking ramp on the west side of the campus (parking is free)
- Take the south elevators to level G. Proceed straight down the corridor to Kelley Conference Room.
Iowa Methodist Medical Center provides free parking for visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week in following locations:
- North of the main entrance
- South of the Younker Rehabilitation Center
- West parking ramp at Methodist Medical Plaza
- Handicapped parking is reserved in the North, Younker and Powell visitor lots.
Kevin Birusingh, MD
Dr. Birusingh says he found himself practicing urology for a number of reasons, “There is a wide breadth of surgical skills required, and it affords him the opportunity to have lifelong relationships with patients, which can be rare for a surgical sub-specialty.” When it came to establishing a practice, he felt The Iowa Clinic was a good fit for him and it brought him and his wife back to her hometown. Having played professional soccer for a few years after college, Dr. Birusingh stays active. He enjoys running, reading and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Full biography.
Joseph Freund, MD
Ms. Fyge is specifically trained and experienced in providing life assistance services to adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors. Life assistance services include: academic and life financial aid resources, assistance gaining employment or obtaining disability benefits, assistance obtaining health and life insurance after care, assistance with problem of infertility, and assistance with transitioning to adult care.
Veronika E. Kolder, MD
Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD
Dr. Reese is Assistant Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Philadelphia, PA. She is a behavioral scientist and licensed psychologist whose work focuses on developing evidence-based interventions that address sexual concerns and improve sexual health, relationships, and quality of life for those facing cancer and cancer survivorship. Dr. Reese is a founding steering committee member of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, and as well as a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Academy of Communication in Healthcare. She has received funding from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society to conduct her research. Full biography and research.
Tarra Richard, PT
Sarah A. Shaffer, DO
Erin Sullivan Wagner
Surviving cancer taught me a great deal. I created a new life, a life dedicated to helping others suffering physical, psychological, and emotional scars due to sexual dysfunction.
Though challenging and painful, I now realize cancer was also a gift. I am stronger since cancer, able to connect with others on a deeper level, and to recognize emotional intimacy as a key ingredient to happiness and successful relationships. As a cancer survivor, I am committed to spending the remainder of my life helping others redefine intimacy for themselves and in their relationships. Full biography.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict of interests with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Kevin Birusingh, MD, Speaker
- Joseph Freund, MD, Speaker
- Rachel Fyfe, Speaker
- Veronika E. Kolder, MD, Speaker and Activity Director
- Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, Speaker
- Tarra Richard, PT, Speaker
- Sarah A. Shaffer, DO, Speaker
- Erin Sullivan Wagner, Speaker and Activity Director
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 7.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and After Cancer, Solutions for Sexual Health. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 7.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other: This live activity is designated for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
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. The speaker(s) will 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 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. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 7.00 AOA Category 2A
- 7.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 7.00 IBON