Katie Miller Young Adult Cancer Conference

Des Moines, IA US
November 2, 2010

The purpose of this program is to 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 then key symptoms that might have otherwise been dismissed be detected early on.


  • Recognize the importance of early recognition of cancer in young adults. 
  • Discuss the newest treatment modalities for colorectal cancer. 


5:30 pmDinner
6:30 pm

Colorectal Cancer in the Young Adult

David Ota, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Duke University, NC

  • Recognize the complexity of detecting rare diseases.
  • Identify the current status of whole genome sequencing.
  • Review how whole genome sequencing can advance personalized cancer care.
7:15 pm

Cancer Between Ages 15 and 40: Progress at last!

Archie Bleyer, MD, FRCP, Medical Director, Clinical Research, St. Charles Cancer Care, Bend, OR; Senior Advisor, Alfac/CureSearch Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research; Founding Member, LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance

  • Realize that young adult cancer patients have not had the progress in research, diagnosis, treatment and survival of other age groups.
  • Appreciate that the trend may be reversing based on multiple national initiatives to increase awareness.
  • Exemplify the young adult oncology paradigm with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and how Iowa can contribute.
8 pmPatient Panel of Cancer Survivors
  • Ryan Flood
  • Lynzee Head
  • Katie Mangan 
  • Ronnette Vondrak 
9 pmAdjourn

Thanks to our leading event sponsors for their generous support

  • The Miller Family
  • The E. Lafayette & Etienette A. Quirin Foundation, Inc


Iowa Department of Public Health

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University continuing education and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 2.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits. 
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education contact hours. 
  • Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for 2.5 hours which will include: program content, objectives, presenters, location, date, time and number of education hours offered.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/02/2010 - 6:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
11/02/2010 - 9:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Medical Education Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.00 IBON


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