253738 Life Course Perspective: A Clinical Perspective

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH , School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
The Life Course Perspective is a conceptual framework that helps explain health and disease patterns across populations and over time. This presentation will share a clinical perspective on applying a life course perspective to pediatric practice. The presentation will outline opportunities and challenges related to using a life course perspective in a clinical setting.

Learning Areas:
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Provision of health care to the public
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate a greater understanding of how the life course theory can be adapted to clinical practice - Discuss the challenges and opportunities of advancing a life course perspective in maternal and child health practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am applying a life course perspective to clinical practice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.