Live Webinar on September 28: Epigenetics: Understanding Its Role in ADHD and Future Applications
Register below for this free webinar on epigenetics and ADHD on Thursday, September 28, at 12pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link as well!
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ADHD is likely influenced by both genetics and the environment, starting before birth. Research shows this, however the biological mechanisms of ADHD have been puzzling scientists for years. Research involving ADHD and epigenetics — a process that regulates how genes respond to environmental factors like diet, pollution, or stress — is still in its early stages. We do know that these processes are essential for healthy development, and that disruptions are thought to contribute to various health issues, including neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.
Epigenetic research offers valuable insights into the development of ADHD, which could one day pave the way for improvements in early detection, treatment, and potentially even prevention. Although clinical applications remain in the distant future, these emerging clues hold promise for addressing ADHD more effectively in the long run.
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn how epigenetic processes regulate the interaction between genes and the environment, shaping our development and overall health
- Understand the effects of maternal health conditions and risk factors around the prenatal and perinatal periods
- Discover how epigenetic research is already making an impact in various health fields, improving screening, early disease detection (e.g., cancer), and guiding treatment decisions and drug-effectiveness assessments
- Hear about lessons learned from new epigenetic research on ADHD and what the future may hold in terms of potential clinical applications
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speaker
Dr. Charlotte Cecil is an Associate Professor in Biological Psychopathology at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of the inDEPTH Lab based at the Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands. Her work aims to better understand factors influencing brain development and mental health from prenatal life to adolescence, in order to improve strategies for early risk detection and the prevention of chronic mental illnesses later in life. A key interest in her group is to identify how, at a biological level, genetic and environmental factors beginning in pregnancy come together to shape a child’s development, behavior, and health, with a particular focus on epigenetic mechanisms. She has authored more than 90 scientific articles and expert reviews on this topic, and has (co)lead multiple international efforts dedicated to better understanding and enhancing mental health during development, including the European collaborative projects TEMPO, MIND, FAMILY, EarlyCause, and HappyMums.
Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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