Childhood Leukemia: Past, Present, and Future
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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles
Learn the importance of early detection of cancer in young adults, along with its treatments. Too often, symptoms or warning signs are ignored or dismissed due to the age of the patient. It is seen as something that occurs more predominately in the older population. With more research, discussion and public awareness, maybe the key symptoms that might have otherwise been dismissed will be detected early on.
Des Moines University students, staff, and faculty, physicians, nurses, social workers, other medical professionals, healthcare community, and families who have been affected by young adult cancer.
|Presentation and Speaker
Keynote Address: Childhood Leukemia: Past, Present, and Future
Katherine Miller, known as Katie by her medical school classmates, was a dynamic, empathetic, kind and beautiful young woman. She approached life with determination and love. Her compassion, drive, and natural charm in turn inspired family members, friends, educators, and mentors.
Born in New York City and baptized in the Greek Orthodox faith, Katie lived with her family first in Manhattan and then in Palm Beach, Florida, where she completed elementary and middle school education. She graduated from high school at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut. She gravitated toward math, science and French studies. She excelled academically and earned Dean’s List honors. Outside the classroom, Katie formed enduring friendships through her passion for water sports. She also explored the fine arts through painting and drawing and enjoyed impressionist art especially.
At the University of Virginia, Katherine found herself drawn to the intricacies of ancient Latin and Greek, which led her to intensive summer language studies in classics at the University of California-Berkeley and study abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In Florida, Katie served several internships with local physicians and came to value the holistic approach to treating patients. Katie succumbed to colon cancer in 2005 at age 26.
Thank you to the Miller family for their generous support! Their contribution makes this conference possible.
Remembering Those We Love
The Katie Miller Cancer Conference is a ceremony of remembrance and hope. It is a way to honor young adult cancer survivors and those who have lost the battle. It is a time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our own or loved ones cancer experience, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world.
If you are interested in honoring a loved one, you are able to purchase a survivor or in memory of poster for $50. The posters will be displayed at the conference.
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Dr. Deepti Warad, MBBS
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Education and Medical Training:
- Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College
- John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
- Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Clinical Specialties Interests: General pediatric hematology and oncology, pediatric coagulation disorder hematology, pediatric hematologic oncology, pediatric platelet disorder hematology
Clinical Interests: Hemostasis, thrombosis, blood coagulation
- Michaela Inman
Ewing Sarcoma Survivor
- Kris Langgaard
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Survivor
- Erin Sullivan Wagner
After Cancer, Solutions for Sexual Health and Anal Cancer Survivor
- Ashlyn White
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Volunteer and AML Survivor
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.
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 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 2.5 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 2.50 AOA Category 2A
- 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 3.00 IBON