Leveraging 21st century science to create a new pediatric framework for health promotion and disease prevention
Arnold Einhorn Lecture - Leveraging 21st Century Science to Create a New Pediatric Framework for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Jack P. Shonkoff, MD
Julius B. Richmond FAMRI
Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Explore how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics can help launch a new era in early childhood policy and pediatric practice—one that is driven by science and fueled by a culture of innovation.
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Master the basic concepts of early brain development and the biology of adversity.
- Understand how advances in science can be leveraged to develop more effective strategies to reduce the inter-generational transmission of disparities in learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.
- Understand how adopting a culture of innovation in the delivery of health care, education, and human services is essential for achieving breakthrough outcomes for young children and families facing adversity