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AK Lecture 12: “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity”

December 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Drs. Bachmann and Dichtel

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Dr. Bachmann presented on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: Natriuretic Peptide Hormones.”
Dr. Dichtel presented on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: The Growth Hormone Axis.”

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:  

  • Understand the physiology and cardiometabolic effects of the natriuretic peptide hormone system.
  • Recognize that obese individuals may experience a relative natriuretic peptide deficiency and appreciate the possible clinical implications of this.
  • Appreciate that obesity is a state of relative growth hormone deficiency.
  • Understand the impact of growth hormone on NAFLD-related endpoints in obesity.

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director:  Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Katherine N. Bachmann, MD, MSCI, Endocrinologist and Clinical Researcher, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville VA Medical Center
Laura E. Dichtel, MD, MHS, Endocrinologist, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical Center, MGH

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


December 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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