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Work is Medicine: The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adult Work Experience (Free)

March 22, 2021
Waltham, MA 02451 
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Sponsored by the Norfolk South District Medical Society
According to the Centers of Disease Control, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood, can impact how people cope with stress, how their brains develop and how much risk they have toward certain health issues.  Promoting safe work and continuation of work despite chronic stable health conditions is key to economic survival for many minority populations, who are at higher risk for having experienced childhood trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to this disparate risk, with increased risk of COVID-19 death as well as economic impact and associated negative mental health outcomes.
 Dr. Marianne Cloeren will review how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) impact future work outcomes. This has implications for physicians caring for patients of all ages - with primary prevention opportunities for thoseworking with children; secondary prevention opportunities when working with adults whose health conditions risk leading toward work disability if not carefully managed; and tertiary prevention opportunities for those working with adults who are not working, due to disabling health conditions. She will explain the rationale for considering preventable work disability as a negative patient health outcome.  She will review the physical, psychological, and socioeconomic benefits of work and propose approaches for using work prescriptions as part of a patient-centered treatment plan.
Learning Objective:
1. State the physical, psychological, and socioeconomic benefits of work.
2. Describe how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact future work disability.
3. Recognize when work disability is a harmful patient outcome. 
 Accreditation Statement: 
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management

For the contact information on how to register contact:  Ms. Patricia Newton at or call (800) 322-3301.

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