Resident Education Day

Des Moines, IA US
September 22, 2016 to September 23, 2016


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A highlight of the HEARTland Network OPTI is Resident Education Day. This is a concentrated educational session focusing on OMM skills, Simulation Laboratory experiences and professional development presentations.  It is offered to the residents of affiliated programs as a benefit of membership.  Resident Education Day occurs twice a year at Des Moines University, in the Spring and Fall.


Thursday  September 22Location

6 pm

Networking, Welcome Reception, and Dinner

Munroe Building
6:30 pm

Thriving in Diversity: Overview of the Rapidly Changing Demographics and the Case for Cultural Competency in Healthcare

Rich Salas, PhD
Director, Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Des Moines University

Associate Dean, COM Clinical Affairs, Chief Academic Officer (Interim) HEARTland Network, Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Des Moines University

  • Increase participants’ level of awareness regarding health care issues facing diverse populations.
  • Gain a better understanding of the dangers of forming stereotypes and how our personal biases may impact healthcare providers and patient communication, interaction and overall understanding. 
  • Engage students, faculty and staff in small group discussions to learn from each other.

Panel Presentation

  • Raising the cultural awareness.
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with the communities to find solutions that address and eliminate health are disparities and diverse culture education for health care employees. 

8:30 pm



Friday  September 23Location

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

Munroe Building
8 am

Resident Education: Mandatory OMM

10 am Faculty and Staff: HEARTland OPTI Business MeetingMunroe Building

11:30 am


Munroe Building
12:30 pm

How Implicit Bias Impacts our Judgment, Decision Making and Overall Physician/Patient Communication

Tom Newkirk
Newkirk Zwagerman Law Firm, P.L.C.

Rich Salas, PhD
Director, Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Des Moines University

1:30 pm

Large and small group Interaction with lead facilitators being community members representing three areas of the Diversity Health Series

How Bias Impacts Judgement, Decision Making, and Communication Skills

  • Discuss some of the internal and external barriers that prevent us from accepting our biases and how they affect our decisions. 
  • Discuss the nature of implicit bias (race, gender, age, disability) and how such biases are common, powerful and may generally affect judgment, decision making and communication in variety of systems.
  • Understand how implicit biases may impact the medical profession including  physician/patient interactions at the micro level.
  • Discuss present limitations and potential for research and developing remedies for implicit biases.

Touching the Dream

  • Discus the manner in which forms of discrimination and racism contribute to the health status of African Americans.
  • Discuss how historical dietary resiliency practices affect African Americans health today.
  • Discuss the importance of gaining trust, building relationships with African Americans.


  • Discuss the different forms of bias and discrimination the LGBT population encounter.
  • Discuss the different forms of bias and discrimination can affect healthcare delivery.
  • Discuss the appropriate terminology and language when taking a medical history from a person who has identified as LGBT.
3:45 pmPost Test and Evaluation
4 pmAdjourn

How Does the OPTI Choose the Topics for the Professional Development Sessions?

Results from a formal needs assessment survey done every other year with the members provides a list of topics for us to choose from as well as feedback provided from the evaluations of previous workshops and conferences provides information for the planning of future Resident Education Day curricula.  Also timely medical issues effecting healthcare identified by state and national medical organizations are considered for inclusion.  We strive to identify topics in which the information we provide information can be used immediately upon returning to patient care. So it is important when completing evaluations that you provide a list of topics that you would like to learn more about in future meetings.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polici​es 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 5.25 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 5.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.25 AOA Category 1­A
  • 5.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2016 - 6:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2016 - 4:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

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


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