Tuesday, March 5, 2019; 12-1PM
Ether Dome, Bulfinch 4
“An examination of oxytocin as a protective factor at birth for the fetal brain and gut using an animal model to simulate birth-related interventions”
Presented by Marcy Kingsbury, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at MGH and the Lurie Center for Autism
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe how the event of birth is inflammatory and how oxytocin signaling is protective for the mother and fetus
- Explain how oxytocin signaling at birth may be protective for the developing gastrointestinal and nervous systems of the fetus
- Describe how changes to oxytocin signaling at birth impact the development of the fetal brain and gut within an animal model
Target Audience: The target audience for this activity is Endocrinologists and Health Care Professionals with an interest in Endocrine Topics
Course Director: Henry Kronenberg, M.D./Jose Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.