CME & Coffee at Geisinger Commonwealth: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can have lifelong effects

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Date(s) - 30 November
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building


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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can have lifelong effects

Learn about the findings of the landmark study that points to how ACE affects health

On Nov. 30, pediatrician Dr. Dennis Dawgert and second-year medical student, Katie Nealon of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, will discuss the findings of a landmark national study of “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACE) and how such experiences can profoundly impact a person’s health throughout a lifetime. Touted as the “largest study you’ve never heard of,” the large prospective survey with 17,421 respondents allowed researchers to look at adverse childhood experiences in three broad categories: abuse, neglect and family dysfunction. Having even a single adverse experience in one of these categories raises a person’s risk for chronic disease, mental illness and even suicide. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth), Dr. Dawgert and Ms. Nealon will discuss the study and how its results can help foster better health in our community.

Those who wish to attend should RSVP to Jill Schroth, Geisinger Commonwealth manager of faculty affairs at or call 570-504-7306.