An Asymmetrical Situation: Bell's Palsy

Des Moines, IA US
October 1, 2015


There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - Not avaialble. 

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


This presentation will review the following case(s):

  • 24 y/o factory worker with acute onset low back pain

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the multifactorial nature of diagnosing and treating what may appear to be an isolated condition.
  2. Identify signs and symptoms of the primary condition.
  3. Develop a differential diagnosis related to the patient’s presentation.
  4. Identify treatment options based on the final diagnosis.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
    • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/01/2015 - 7:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    10/01/2015 - 8:00am CDT
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Olsen Center
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States

    Matz, Donald-39344

    Donald Matz, PhD
    Chairperson, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University

    Rand, Joel-42574

    Joel Rand, MPAS, PA-C
    Chairperson, Physician Assistant Program, Des Moines University

    Relevant to the content of this continuing education activity, the speakers indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to disclose.

    Accreditation Statements

    • 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.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). DMU approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 1-A CME credit(s).
    • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grants

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


    Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.


    The information provided at this 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.

    Available Credit

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


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