Staying in Your Lane: Practical Guide to Use of Hormones in Everyday Practice

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C. Neill Epperson, MD
Robert Freedman Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine - Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
C. Neill Epperson, MD

C. Neill Epperson, MD, is the Robert Freedman Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM). Previously, Dr Epperson was professor of psychiatry and of obstetrics and gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, where she was also the founder and director of the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness and of Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health. Dr Epperson received her medical degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her postdoctoral and research training in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, where she rose to the level of associate professor before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Epperson is internationally recognized for her unique clinical and research expertise in women’s reproductive behavioral health across the lifespan. Her work in sex differences related to early life stress and its impact on risk for affective disorders during periods of hormonal change has been funded by the NIMH and the Office of Research on Women’s Health. This body of work has led to a greater appreciation of the impact of childhood adversity on physiologic responses to hormonal changes across the female lifespan. Dr. Epperson’s research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 2 decades. She is a productive mentor and independent investigator with more than 200 peer- reviewed publications and presentations.

Statement of Need

This video is a replay of a plenary session from the 12th Annual Chair Summit Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development held in Las Vegas, NV from February 27-29, 2020.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to describe two reasons why psychiatrists should understand when and how to consider hormonal strategies.

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Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in psychiatry, neurology, and the neurosciences.

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Staying in Your Lane: Practical Guide to Use of Hormones in Everyday Practice
Event Date: 03/16/2021