Genetics, environmental exposures and systemic inflammation - what experimental models tell us about risk factors for dementia and epilepsy along the human lifespan

March 21, 2019

Monica J Carson, PhD

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences

University of California Riverside


Target Audience

This activity was developed for physicians along with nurses and ancillary staff.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the normally occurring blood (immune cell)-brain interactions found throughout the lifespan during bouts of systemic inflammation, and how they actively regulate the neuro information circuit
  • Review how both genetics and environmental exposure qualitatively and quantitatively alter these interactions in an age and brain region specific manner
  • Describe how early insults or exposures to the microglia persist over the long term and modify blood-brain responses to subsequent brain insults and exposures
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/21/2019 - 1:30pm
University of California School of Medicine at Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.50 Attendance


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