Session Title: "Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity"

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Dr. Bachmann will present on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: Natriuretic Peptide Hormones.”
Dr. Dichtel will present on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: The Growth Hormone Axis.”

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology and cardiometabolic effects of the natriuretic peptide hormone system.
  • Recognize that obese individuals may experience a relative natriuretic peptide deficiency and appreciate the possible clinical implications of this.
  • Appreciate that obesity is a state of relative growth hormone deficiency.
  • Understand the impact of growth hormone on NAFLD-related endpoints in obesity.

This activity is intended for: Faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director:  Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Laura E. Dichtel, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Neuroendocrine Unit, MGH/HMS.
Katherine N. Bachmann, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD

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You may print individual certificates throughout the year; your cumulative list of sessions attended is accessible on your transcript.


Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
12/07/2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Zoom Webinar
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation

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