10.17.23 | How Maternal Circadian Disruption Impacts Sleep and PFC function in Adult Offspring
Live Webinar ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Sleep and circadian (daily) rhythms impact nearly all aspects of physiology. As such, perturbations in sleep and deviations from natural light/dark cycles influence epigenetic, cellular, and behavioral processes. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) regulates stress, fear responses, cognition, and learning and memory. The PFC undergoes significant development in utero and early life, and environmental disturbances during this period can have significant long-term ramifications. Here we use a model of maternal circadian disruption to determine how maternal environment modulates sleep and neural function in adult offspring.
After participation in this session the learner should be better able to:
Identify the three sleep states essential to memory consolidation
Describe three or more electrophysiological features unique to sleep that function to transfer, solidify, integrate, and refresh memory schema
State how the presence or absence of three key neurotransmitters in combinations unique to different sleep activity patterns are key to memory consolidation
Review how aberrations in the generators of electrophysiological and neurochemical milieus of sleep could contribute to or generate learning and memory disorders such as those associated with PTSD, Alzheimer’s, and Schizophrenia.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Licensure.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.