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Progestins and the Brain
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Muye Zhu, B.S., and Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D.

Ms. Zhu is a doctoral candidate, Neuroscience Program, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California and Dr. Brinton is Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology, School of Pharmacy, Viterbi USC School of Engineering and Keck USC School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Within the past 12 months, Ms. Zhu and Dr. Brinton report no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Release Date: 12/01/2011
Termination Date: 12/01/2014

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity 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.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the differential effects of progestins on the regenerative (neurogenic) capacity of the brain
  • Discuss the contrasting effects on brain metabolism induced by progesterone and medroxyprogesterone
  • Discuss the clinical implications of progestin regulation of brain regeneration, metabolism and white matter generation
  • Apply their understanding of the effects of long-term exposure to progestins on brain function and the chronic use of hormone therapies and contraceptives.

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