Have you encountered an interesting clinical case, seen a patient with a unique history, condition, and/or treatment protocol, or been involved with interprofessional management that improves patient care and treatment outcomes? If so, Des Moines University (DMU) Continuing Medical Education (CME) invites you to submit a session proposal for the DMU Grand Rounds series!
DMU Grand Rounds activities are 50-minute case-based presentations that provide an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Sessions are multidisciplinary and cover a variety of topics. Examples include the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and/or therapeutic intervention for a specific condition or group of conditions, innovative diagnostic tools or treatment protocols, considerations for the individual healthcare provider and/or patient care team, and much more. Content should be related to improving patient care and applicable to multiple healthcare team members.
Preference is given to proposals that include two or more presenters from differing medical professions or specialties. It is strongly encouraged that the session includes a patient and/or family member or caregiver to share the story about their experience from the onset of symptoms through diagnosis and treatment/management.
DMU Grand Rounds activities are offered in a hybrid format, with some learners participating on-site at DMU and some online via Zoom. Presenters are encouraged to participate in person at DMU but can participate virtually if desired. Sessions are held monthly from February to May (spring) and from September to December (fall) on a Thursday from 7:00 - 7:50 am Central Time.
Content should include at least one patient case (real or fictitious) with relevant history, diagnostic information, and therapeutic intervention. Unique and exciting cases are encouraged, but more common conditions are also relevant and acceptable. Presenters are encouraged to make their session interactive and will have access to audience response technology to help facilitate engagement with learners through polling questions.
The typical audience for DMU Grand Rounds is diverse and may include physicians (MD/DO), advanced practice providers, nurses, physical therapists, medical students, and more. Approximately 250-300 individuals are in attendance at each session, and it is recommended that content uses appropriate medical terminology and is digestible at the level of a first-year clinical student.
Complete the form below to submit a proposal for a DMU Grand Rounds presentation. Submissions will be reviewed by the continuing education advisory board and invited to present based on educational need and relevance. The DMU CME office will contact selected proposals with more information at least eight (8) weeks before the proposed activity date.
For questions, contact DMU CME at email@example.com or 515-271-1596.
Please describe the educational need related to the proposed topic. Consider why this topic is important, what professional practice gaps currently exist.
Please provide a description of the session, including how the presenter(s) will engage with learners.