Children’s National’s Annual John Cockerham Doctors Day Lecture

Celebrating a New Pediatric Success:
Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
8:00 am-9:00 am
Children’s National Auditorium, 2nd Floor Main

Presented by Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP
Emeritus Chair and Professor of Pediatrics,
The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Past President (2011-2012), The American Academy of Pediatrics

Newly developing neuroscience and genetics information underscores the immediate need to address childhood adversities and toxic stress in relation to overall health and well-being during childhood and adult life. The relationship of brain health with overall health, when properly recognized and addressed during routine pediatric child care creates a new era for pediatrician generalists and specialists alike.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees of this session will be able to:

  1. Apply the appropriate assessment of childhood “ecology” to the formation of diagnostic impressions
  2. List and understand the differences between normal, tolerable, and toxic stress
  3. List several Capacities defining “resilience”

Continuing Medical Education

The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  CME and CEU available through

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There will be a reception in the Research Atrium immediately following the Grand Rounds.