Leveraging the Biology of Adversity and Resilience to Transform Pediatric Practice

September 14, 2023, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Live virtual training


The ACEs Aware Science and Innovation Speaker Series provides a forum for discussing the emerging science of toxic stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other early life adversities, as well as resilience and strength-based factors within a foundation of equity. The series highlights cutting edge researchers and innovators in the field who have published evidence-based, community-engaged and data-driven studies.

In the first webinar in the series, Dr. Pat Levitt will present on his paper, “Leveraging the Biology of Adversity and Resilience to Transform Pediatric Practice” and a companion article, “Genes, Environments, and Time: The Biology of Adversity and Resilience.”

Dr. Levitt will discuss an interactive gene-environment-time framework, which underscores the extent to which health and development are shaped throughout life. He will discuss challenges and opportunities for clinical practice and advocacy in the early childhood ecosystem.

Learning objectives

  • Apply a framework for leveraging new scientific discoveries to inform new strategies in pediatric practice and advocacy.
  • Identify increasing evidence pointing to the importance of the prenatal period and early infancy for the developing brain, immune system, and metabolic regulation.
  • Recognize the extent of differences in response to early environment experiences for the child.

To learn more, visit the ACEs aware website.