Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
October 19, 2019


This course is open to all interested healthcare providers. 


  • Physicians: $200
  • Advanced Practice Providers: $100
  • Residents: $50
  • Medical Students: Registration is closed for students
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Emergency ultrasound enables physicians to make rapid decisions, identify life-threatening conditions, and expedite the management of critical patients. Additionally, the length of stay in the emergency department dramatically decreases with the use of ultrasound, subsequently increasing patient satisfaction while maintaining an even higher standard of care. Its use extends beyond emergency providers and can improve patient outcomes in a multitude of settings. (Michalke, 2012)


This conference is designed to give the practicing Emergency Provider current information and hands-on training to improve image acquisition and interpretation of point of care ultrasound involving biliary, cardiac, and arterial exams. Practicing emergency ultrasound experts will give presentations of each topic. This will be followed by small group breakout sessions where participants will scan live models. Each small group will have an expert facilitator to ensure individualized attention and teaching that fits the needs and skill level of each participant.

Bonus Ultrasound Session

Interested in gaining some additional training on your own ultrasound machine? Bring your own ultrasound machine and several instructors will be available to provide additional instruction and training. The bonus session will go from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Lunch will be served and 1.0 hour of credit will be offered at no additional cost. 


7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8 amBiliary Ultrasound
8:30 amSmall Group Practice Sessions for Biliary Ultrasound
9:15 amBreak
9:30 amBasic and Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound
10 amSmall Group Practice Sessions for Basic and Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound
10:45 amBreak
11 amDVT and Arterial Ultrasound
11:30 amSmall Group Practice Sessions for DVT and Arterial Ultrasound and Free Practice
12:15 pmAdjourn
12:30 - 1:30 pmBonus Ultrasound Session

Speakers & Moderators

Tom Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP
Emergency Department Staff Physician, UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Des Moines University

Karin Howe, DO
Emergency Medicine, MercyOne Des Moines

Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Department, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Chase Deobald, DO
Emergency Medicine, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Casey Woster, MD, RDMS
Regions Hospital Emergency Department and Residency Senior Faculty Physician
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota

The speakers have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.75 AOA Category 1­A
  • 4.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.75 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/19/2019 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/19/2019 - 1:30pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
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.



Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), and more can be found on the DMU accommodations website. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 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 4.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.75 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(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. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.75 AOA Category 1­A
  • 4.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.75 IBON


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  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.