10th Annual Global Health Conference: Too Much, Too Little - Nutrition Around the Globe

Des Moines, IA US
November 9, 2018

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    • $0 - Students
    • $0 - DMU Faculty and Staff
    • $20 - Faculty and Staff Members
    • $40 - Community Members

    Important Dates

    • Abstract submission: Thursday, November 1 

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    • Poster submission to the DMU print shop (DMU faculty and students only): Tuesday, November 6 at 3 pm.

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    Joelle Stolte, PhD

    Target Audience

    Students, faculty and staff from Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and William Penn University) and community members are also invited to attend.


    Subject to change. 

    8 amRegistration and Poster Set-Up
    9 am


    Liz Queathem, PhD, Grinnell College

    9:15 am

    Keynote Presentation: Nutrition Related Disease Throughout the World (Non-CE)

    Linda Snetselaar, PhD, Professor and Chair, Preventive Nutrition Education, Director, Nutrition Center, University of Iowa College of Public Health

    • Identify the diseases that affect health where nutrition is a part of eventual change that can provide healthful solutions.
    • Differentiate the problems associated with malnutrition and obesity.
    • Describe the role that culture plays in the Marshall Island diet and disease.
    10 amBreak
    10:15 am

    Nutrition Around the Globe

    Mary Jane Oakland, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
    John Rovers, PharmD, MIPH, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
    Sara Shuger Fox, PhD, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Central College
    Nora Kelly Tobin, Executive Director, Self-Help International

    • List two examples of food practices that affect men's health in Toledo, Belize.
    • Compare American food practices to Belizean food practices.
    • Describe how the nutritional status of infants can be assessed in any setting using basic health care equipment.
    • Develop guidance strategies for adding complementary foods to ensure normal growth patterns from 6–23 months.
    • Discuss the uses and limitations of the medical treatment model and integrated community model in supporting optimum growth and development from conception to two years of age. 

    Urban Hunger and Food Deserts

    Lexi Prigge, Regional Partnership Coordinator, Food Bank of Iowa
    Rev. Sarai Schnucker Rice, Executive Director, DMARC

    • Discuss the causes and prevalence of food insecurity with Polk County.
    • Identify appropriate responses to the food needs of different populations. 

    Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Health

    Shannon Hinsa-Leasure, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology and an Environmental Microbiologist at Grinnell College
    Mickey McCue, MD, PhD, Global Health Studies, University of Iowa; Clinical Assistant Professor, CLAS
    Liz Queathem, PhD, Department of Biology, Grinnell College

    • Consider the effects of industrial farming practices on community relationships.
    • Consider the views of Iowans have regarding water quality issues and the deep divisions that arise because of them.
    • State the toxic effects of confined feeding operations on the climate.
    • Reassess the role of diets on personal and environmental health.
    • Counsel patients to modify their diets to better support personal and environmental health.
    11:30 amLunch
    12:30 pmPoster Viewing
    1:30 pm

    Refugees (Non-CE)

    Carly Ross, Director, USCRI Des Moines
    Abigail Sui, EMBARC

    • Define the scope of the global refugee crisis and the health concerns faced by those living as refugees overseas.
    • Identify the barriers that refugees face in accessing culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare once they reach the United States.
    • Recommend ways in which the Central Iowa healthcare system can be more responsive to the needs of newly-arrived refugees, especially as it pertains to nutrition and malnutrition.

    Sustainable Agriculture and Feeding People

    Brandi Janssen, MA, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health; Director, Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH)
    Diane Rohlman, MA, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health; Director, Agricultural Safety and Health Training Program

    • Identify hazards associated with agricultural production practices.
    • Recognize methods of preventing injury and illness.

    Microbiomes and Gut Flora

    Pramod B. Mahajan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Lee Macomber, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Central College
    Caitlin Pedati, MD, MPH, FAAPMedical Director and State Epidemiologist, Iowa Department of Public Health

    • Describe what gut flora is and what it does.
    • Name 2 to 3 ways that gut flora can impact health. 
    • Describe roles of copper and nickel in microbial metabolism.
    • Describe roles of copper in human metabolism.
    2:45 pm

    Prenatal/ Childhood Nutrition

    Nikki Davenport, RD, LD, WIC, Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health
    Suzy Wilson, RDN, LD, Iowa Department of Public Health
    Maren Wolff, PhD, RDN, LD, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Iowa State University

    • Name the federal nutrition program that supports the Iowa Nutrition Network. 
    • Give an example of a strategy the Iowa Nutrition Network uses to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. 
    • Identify one action you can take that aligns with the Iowa Nutrition Network's goals. 
    • List the four eligibility requirements for the Iowa WIC Program. 
    • Name the three main benefits that participants of the Iowa WIC Program receive.
    • Recommend a referral to patients who are potentially eligible for the Iowa WIC Program.
    • List lifestyle behaviors and environmental factors associated with childhood obesity.
    • Give examples of open-ended questions that can be used to start conversations with families about lifestyle behavior change. 
    • Locate resources to assist health care providers in utilizing motivational interviewing and brief action planning.


    Ana Coppola, MPH, Public Health Planner, Polk County Health Department
    Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, CDE, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, Drake University
    Sara Shuger Fox, PhD, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Central College

    • Create lifelong learners who desire more in-depth understanding of the social determinants of health.
    • Demonstrate an understanding on how the social determinants of health impact the health of an individual, neighborhood, and community.
    • Take a role in improving the conditions that lead to inequities.
    3:45 pm

    Poster Awards and Closing Remarks

    4 pmAdjourn

    Student Poster Sessions

    We are excited to announce the Heartland Global Health Conference will be offering a poster session and all students attending are invited to participate. Our conference theme for this year is Too Much, Too Little - Nutrition Around the Globe”; however, poster topics are not limited to the conference theme. Students may present on any topic, experience, or research in the field of global health. The deadline to register your poster is November 1, 2018.

    Submit your poster abstract. CLOSED
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    DMU faculty and students only - The Global Health and CME department will be paying to have your poster printed at the DMU print shop. Please use this print shop order form to print your poster. The dealine to submit your poster and sign the proof Tuesday, November 6 at 3 pm. 


    Poster session participants will compete among their undergraduate and graduate student peers.  Within these two groups, participants will have the opportunity to win a cash prize. Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Visual/Technical – Title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information. Poster design logical and easy to follow with appropriate visuals (methods, results, etc.) text easy to read, understand and free of errors, and graphics clearly contribute to the overall presentation. Good use of the space of the poster with section on introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and relevance of the research in the field of study.
    • Content (original research) – Research topic clearly described with adequate introduction and a clear hypothesis. Work demonstrates clear focus and well developed materials and methods. Analysis of data comprehensive and discussion appropriate to findings. Conclusion supported by findings and linked to relevance in the field of study.
    • Content (literature review/experience) – Work includes background that leads to reason for the literature review/experience.  Work demonstrates clear focus, well developed and comprehensive review of literature/experience. Literature/experience review provides valuable addition or insight and linked to relevance in the field of study. 
    • Presenter(s) – Able to communicate in-depth technical information in an easy-to-understand manner, able to interpret the data properly, and clearly answer questions related to project, recognize limitations of the project’s procedures. Courteous and professional.

    Poster Guidelines

    Posters should be no more than 5′ wide and 4′ high. Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite. On the day of the program, posters must be displayed by 9 am and removed by 3:30 pm. 

    General Information About Poster Construction

    The poster session will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about a research project, and personalize their learning experience by speaking one-on-one with the student creators of posters that capture their attention. The following web site serves as a great resource on how to create an effective poster – http://ncsu.edu/project/posters/.


    If you're interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact Joelle Stolte at JStolte@mercydesmoines.org.

    Partnering Organizations


    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Anya Butt, PhD, Planning Committee Member
    • Ana Coppola, MPH, Speaker
    • Nikki Davenport, RD, LD, Speaker
    • Shannon Hinsa-Leasure, PhD, Speaker
    • Mary Jane Oakland, PhD, Speaker
    • Brandi Janssen, MA, PhD, Speaker
    • Nora Kelly Tobin, Speaker
    • Lee Macomber, PhD, Speaker
    • Pramod B. Mahajan, PhD, Speaker
    • Jeannine Matz, PhD, Planning Committee Member
    • Mickey McCue, MD, PhD, Speaker
    • Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, CDE, Speaker
    • Caitlin Pedati, MD, MPH, FAAP, Speaker
    • Lexi Prigge, Speaker
    • Liz Queathem, PhD, Activity Director and Speaker
    • Diane Rohlman, MA, PhD, Speaker
    • John Rovers, PharmD, MIPH, Speaker
    • Rev. Sarai Schnucker Rice, Speaker
    • Sara Shuger Fox, PhD, Speaker
    • Joelle Stolte, PhD, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
    • Suzy Wilson, RDN, LD, Speaker
    • Maren Wolff, PhD, RDN, LD, Speaker
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 4.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 4.50 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/09/2018 - 9:00am CST
    Event ends: 
    11/09/2018 - 4:00pm CST
    Mercy College of Health Sciences
    928 6th Avenue
    Sullivan Center
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    United States
    +1 (515) 643-3180


    Mercy College of Health Sciences is located just south of I-235 between 6th Avenue and 7th Street, and just north of downtown Des Moines. Parking is free on campus.

    From the East/North: Take I-80 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A, proceed west through two sets of lights, turning left onto 7th Street, staying in the left lane of traffic on 7th Street. Cross over I-235 and turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot, which is just beyond the bridge.

    From the South/West: Take I-35 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A. Stay in the center lane of the off ramp, and turn right onto 7th Street, while remaining in the left most lane of the street. The entrance to the Visitor Parking Lot is immediately to your left.

    From the Des Moines Airport: Exit the airport complex and turn left onto Fleur Drive. At the Raccoon River near downtown, merge onto the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (heading east). Proceed on MLK for 10 blocks, turn left onto 7th St./6th Ave. Proceed north on 6th Avenue for 11 blocks, turn left just beyond the last campus building into the Visitor Parking Lot, located just before the Intersection of 6th Avenue and School Street.

    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) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Heartland Global Health Consortium. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 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 4.5 AOA Category 2-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 4.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
    • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4.5 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

    • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 4.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 4.50 IBON


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