2013 Iowa Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit: Data Into Action - Crafting a Response to Iowa's ACE Score

October 14, 2013

Hear first-ever Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences and their impact on adult health. Explore possible responses to the findings through local and national stories. Take action to strengthen our communities!


The groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study revealed a direct correlation between traumatic (”adverse”) childhood experiences and a wide range of emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral challenges in youth and adults. The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee has undertaken efforts to survey Iowa’s population and to analyze how ACEs impact the state’s overall health and well-being. This information is a critical step in beginning to understand and address many of our state’s most costly medical, psychiatric and social problems.

Target Audience

Anyone who wishes to learn more about the impact of childhood trauma and work to address this issue. Suggested audiences: health care providers, educators, law enforcement, judicial system, family support workers, counselors, public officials, business executives, and child and family advocates.


  • Receive the first-ever collection and analysis of Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences and their impact.
  • Understand how various sectors are using the original ACE Study and trauma-informed principles to improve services to children, families and adults.
  • Learn how communities are addressing problems through multi-disciplinary teams focused on trauma as the root of many shared challenges.
  • Discover resources available to increase the awareness and impact of ACEs and how communities can work to prevent and reduce ACEs in Iowa.
  • Begin to develop a plan for how your community can respond to the challenges highlighted by this study.

Speakers and Agenda

Click here to access the conference program.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 5.40 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/14/2013 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2013 - 4:30pm CDT
Sheraton West Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
United States

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 Central Iowa ACEs 360. 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™. 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 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.
  • Nurses: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.4 continuing education contact hours. No partial credit awarded.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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.

Educational Grants

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

Available Credit

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


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