Stress as a Major Modifier of Behavior, Metabolism and Aging

Date(s): 
07/22/2009
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and will be held from 1pm - 2pm.

Dr. George P. Choursos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP (London) will present. Dr. Chrousos is a professor and chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics at the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He is currently the President of the European Society of Clinical Investigation and the Greek College of Pediatrics.

The research of Dr. Chrousos has led to improved understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the stress response at the neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels. He has also advanced the study of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis diseases and has made major contributions to the understanding of nuclear receptor signaling systems.  Dr. Chrousos' work has a broad inter-disciplinary following, and is fundamental for the disciplines of internal medicine, pediatrics, immunology, reproductive medicine, psychiatry and psychology as well as the basic sciences of biology and biochemistry.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Telephone:  617-643-6090