Transitioning in Childhood

Des Moines, IA US
April 5, 2018


There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - click here. 


Target Audience

Healthcare professionals and the general public.

Information regarding the other presentations can be found below. 


  • List the ways the pediatric population is able to transition medically and socially.
  • Recognize how parents of a transgender or gender non-conforming can assist their child with transitioning.           
  • Describe the barriers related to transitioning in childhood.


Katie Larson-Ode, MD is a faculty pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Iowa. She specializes in working with individuals who are gender non-conforming or transgender from birth to 18 years of age. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and was trained as a pediatrician at the prestigious Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, she conducts research in various fields within endocrinology, including infant growth and Cystic Fibrosis related Diabetes Mellitus.

Full biography. 

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Larson-Ode indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/05/2018 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/05/2018 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 3
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.


Continuing Education Credit

  • 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 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

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

Available Credit

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


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