Katie Miller Young Adult Cancer Conference

Des Moines, IA US
May 1, 2019

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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.

Target Audience

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.


TimePresentation and Speaker
5:30 pmRegistration and Dinner
6 pmKeynote Address
7 pmPanel Discussion
8:30 pm Adjourn

Remembering Katie

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.

For additional information CLICK HERE. (coming soon!)

Keynote Speaker

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Panel Members

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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. 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 2.50 IBON
    • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    05/01/2019 - 5:30pm
    Event ends: 
    05/01/2019 - 8:30pm
    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.



    • 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) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 2.5 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 2.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Available Credit

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

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