15092 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine - Life Course Theory and Environmental Epigenetics: The Hope of Prevention May 19, 2015

Milwaukee, WI US
May 19, 2015

Life Course Theory and Environmental Epigenetics:  The Hope for Prevention

Robert H. Lane, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Pediatrician in Chief
The Barri L. and David G. Drury Chair in Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Early life events predict later life health.  Though the original studies establishing this paradigm focused upon early life events apparently distant to Southeast Wisconsin, thoughtful study of recent literature reveals that this paradigm affects the practice of physicians throughout greater Milwaukee.  A conceptualization of this paradigm exists within “Life Course Theory”, which states the individual and population health results from an accumulation of ancestral environmental exposures and individual experiences.  A relevant molecular mechanism through which to understand the biology of “Life Course Theory” exists in field of environmental epigenetics.  Epigenetics determines the genes our cells expression. In our discussion on “Life Course Theory” and Environmental Epigenetics, we will 1) review “Life Course Theory” clinical contexts relevant to our region; 2) provide a primer on Environmental Epigenetics;  and 3)  and review the most recent data coming from the Developmental Origins Laboratories at the Children’s Research Institute and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Physicians of all medical specialties.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Identify potential childhood environmental experience that place adult health at risk
  • Explain the difference between environmental epigenetics and developmental epigenetics
  • Counsel parents upon health risks associated with prematurity by former NICU graduates
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Amy John, Executive Director
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
04/20/2015
Course expires: 
07/20/2015
Event starts: 
05/19/2015 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
05/19/2015 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
Activity Director Jack Kleinman, MD
Professor Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Program Committee Members:
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Arthur Derse, M.D., J.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
H. David Kerr, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Daryl Melzer, M.D.
Edwin Montgomery, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Kurt Pfeifer, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.
All people in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Program Speaker: Robert H. Lane, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Pediatrician in Chief
The Barri L. and David G. Drury Chair in Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/20/2015
Course expires: 
07/20/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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