Katie Miller Young Adult Cancer Conference: Fertility Before and After

Des Moines, IA US
November 7, 2012

“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 then key symptoms that might have otherwise been dismissed be detected early on.

Target Audience

Des Moines University students, staff, faculty and alumni, Des Moines area primary care physician(s), physician assistants, nurses, and all other interested healthcare professionals. 


5:30 pmRegistration
6 pmDinner and special presentation by the DMU Choir
Fields of Gold by Sting, and May It Be by Enya
6:30 pm

Fertility and Cancer

Donald Young, D.O., FACOG

  • Recognize how cancer treatment can affect fertility in both males and females.
  • Explore ways to discuss fertility issues prior to cancer treatment.
  • State the options for maintaining and preserving fertility during cancer treatments.
7:15 pm

Wishes for Fertility in the Face of Chemotherapy:  What We Think, What We Know and New Horizons

Angela Sandre, D.O.

  • Discuss the implications of chemotherapy and expected fertility.
  • Recognize the importance of addressing the fertility needs of patients with a new cancer diagnosis.
  • Describes options for patients receiving chemotherapy to maintain fertility preservation. 
8 pm

Patient Panel of Cancer Survivors

  • Katy Clough
  • Lynzee Head, D.O.’14
  • Ryan Flood, D.O.’15
  • Allison Zindell, M.S., D.O.’16
9 pmAdjourn

Keynote Speakers

Angela Sandre, D.O. 
Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates of Iowa

  • Medical School:  Des Moines University
  • Internship:  University of Iowa/Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency
  • Residency:  University of Iowa/Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency
  • Fellowship:  Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Donald Young, D.O., FACOG 
Dr. Young is the Medical Director of the Mid-Iowa Fertility Clinic. He received his B.A. from Drake University in 1981 and then attended Des Moines University, graduating in 1985. Dr. Young completed his internship at the University of Iowa, followed by his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, California, graduating in 1989. After finishing his U.S. Air Force active duty commitment, he completed his Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 1993. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Young opened Mid-Iowa Fertility in 1993.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.50 AOA Category 1­A
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.00 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/07/2012 - 6:00pm CST
    Event ends: 
    11/07/2012 - 9:00pm CST
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Medical Education Center
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    • AOA:  Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. Des Moines University designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits and 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.
    • IBON:  Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This program has been reviewed and approved for 3.0 continuing education contact hours.
    • Physician Assistants:  The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.
    • Other:  Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 2.5 continuing education hours.

    Available Credit

    • 1.50 AOA Category 1­A
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.00 IBON


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