Katzmann Breast Tumor Boards

Clive, IA US
April 3, 2024


To review current cancer cases. Presentations will include pathology, radiology, pharmacology, and other pertinent material to the case under discussion.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers who work at MercyOne Katzmann Breast Care.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients.
  • Discuss findings involved in breast care.
  • Compose a treatment plan for breast cancer, including National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) guidelines.


Susan Beck, DO, FACOS
Breast Surgeon, MercyOne Katzmann Breast Care

Dr. Beck graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (now Des Moines University). In 1989, she completed a surgical internship and residency at Des Moines General Hospital. After completing her residency, Dr. Beck joined a private practice surgical group in Des Moines. In 1997, she joined Mercy Surgical Affiliates, and in 2000, she became part of the team at Katzmann.

Since joining Katzmann, Dr. Beck has received Breast Ultrasound Training with certification from the American Society of Breast Surgeons (2009, recertified in 2014) as well as certification in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, with advanced training in minimally invasive techniques in breast surgery (2006 to current). In 2016, she received certification for the Invuity Hidden Scar™ Surgery program.

Throughout her career, Dr. Beck has been, and still is, involved in medical and surgical education. She was part of the teaching faculty for the surgical residency at Des Moines General and MercyOne since 1989. She has also welcomed medical students and physician assistant students for rotations regularly. Dr. Beck served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Des Moines University from 2006-2009. Dr. Beck has been a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons since 1999 and is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and has been awarded Fellow.

In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Beck has been involved with many women’s health activities and organizations for the last decade. Locally, she has worked with the Des Moines affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Hoops 4 Hope, an Iowa Department of Public Health outreach program at the women’s correctional facility in Newton, and served on the board of the free clinic at Innervision in West Des Moines where she also volunteered time to help women with a basic screening test. Dr. Beck has also worked with Logos Holistic Ministries in developing countries worldwide. In her spare time, Dr. Beck works toward a master’s in public health and participates in global medical missions.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/03/2024 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/03/2024 - 8:00am CDT
MercyOne Katzmann Breast Care
1601 NW 114th St.
Clive, IA 50325
United States

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Susan Beck, DO, FACOS - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Devon Foster, DO - Planning Committee Member
  • Melani Walford, RN, BSN - Planning Committee Member
  • Katlyn Wood, RN, BSN - Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

  • Tiffany Torstenson, DO, FACOS - Planning Committee Member and Moderator
    • Consultant - Eli Lilly and Company


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A


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