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ABIM MOC Activity ID

1/15/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: Neural control of somatic function: The future of physiology and medicine





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe basic approaches used by neurobiologists to define pathways controlling vital bodily functions.
  • Review how the hypothalamus and more rostral brain areas integrate control of appetite and thirst with the organism's experience of the environment.
  • Explain how the brain controls blood pressure.
  • Explain the overall control of bladder filling and voiding

Suggested Additional Reading:

  • Hou et al, Cell 2016.
  • Verstegen et al. J Comp Neurol 2017.
  • Wall NR et al. PNAS 2010;107:21848-21853
  • Resch, JM et al. Neuron 96:190-206; 2017.

Mark L. Zeidel, MD — Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.