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Zinc Physiology and Therapeutics: Recent Insights
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Ian J. Griffin, M.D.

Dr. Griffin is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX.

Dr. Griffin reports no conflicts of interest.

Release Date: 09/15/2007
Termination Date: 09/15/2010

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the presentation, pathophysiology and treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Discuss the effect of zinc supplementation on childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries
  • Describe the cellular transport of zinc and the different roles of ZIP and ZnT transporters
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of breast-feeding associated zinc deficiency and be able to differentiate it from acrodermatitis enteropathica.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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