The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Medical Care and Costs

Chicago, IL US
September 10, 2014

1:30 p.m.
Vincent J. Felitti, MD, University of California

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess the relationship between childhood trauma and adult well-being. Traumatic childhood experiences have been linked to a variety of changes in brain structure and function. With a specific focus on childhood abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction, data collected from the ACE study suggests that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death. This session will explore the results of the ACE study and emphasize that prevention of some of our nation’s worst health and social problems might start with understanding that these issues might be consequences of adverse childhood experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review study results from adverse childhood experiences that identified their profound negative effect on adult health and well-being.
  2. State the impact of childhood trauma and violence on physical health comorbidities in adults.
  3. Recognize the demonstrated major economic benefit of a small change that is frequently resisted due to practitioner discomfort.


Target Audience

These materials are intended ONLY for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that attended the presentation, "The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Medical Care and Costs" held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. This session was part of the "23rd Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10-12, 2014. 

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Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
09/10/2014 - 2:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2014 - 3:30pm EDT
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
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