2024 Norfleet Forum

Memphis, TN US
April 12, 2024

2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health

Promoting Safe and Stable Relationships

The Power of Positive Childhood Experiences on Resilience Against Toxic Stress
Department of Pediatrics

The Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health was established at UTHSC in 1979 through a designated fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. The mission of the Norfleet Forum is to focus on the improvement of the health status of the citizens who reside in Memphis/Shelby County, the State of Tennessee, the nation, and the world, through concern for effective health policies and organization. The 2024 Norfleet Forum focuses on an understanding of the fundamental principles of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how these technological advances could be used for the delivery of healthcare and to improve patient outcomes. 


Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Community Healthcare Providers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Social Workers
  • Child Psychiatrists / Psychologists
  • Anyone who works with children and their families

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the signs of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how cumulative toxic stress and the resultant physiologic responses can be long-lasting to the child, family, and others. 
  • Define and recognize the types of traumatic events that result in childhood toxic stress and overwhelm a child’s or adolescent’s ability to cope. 
  • Describe evidence-based approaches, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies to address child traumatic stress.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/12/2024 - 7:45am CDT
Event ends: 
04/12/2024 - 3:00pm CDT
*** This activity has been approved for 5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. ***
2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum
 Friday, April 12, 2024 
7:45 AM - 8:20 AMRegistration / Check-in / Continental Breakfast 
8:20 AM - 8:30 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksToni Whitaker, MD & Jason Yaun, MD
8:30 AM - 9:45 AMKeynote Speaker: The Science of HOPE- Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences Robert Sege, MD, PhD
9:45 AM - 10:15 AMInfant Mental Health, Trauma-Informed CareMindy Kronenberg, PhD
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMBreak 

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Community Promotion of Child and Family Resilience- 4 Panel Representatives;
LENA - University of Memphis, Literacy Mid-South, Neighborhood Christian Center,
First 8 Memphis, All Kids Academy, CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Toni Whitaker, MD - Moderator/Panelist
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Parent Perspective, LENA - University of Memphis

Toni Whitaker, MD - Moderator
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMLunch/Networking 

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

TN Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Title V Programs - Assessing and Building Resilience

Angela Miller, PhD, MSPH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Family Resilience Initiative: From ACEs to PCEs

Jason Yaun, MD

2:00 PM - 2:15 PMBreak 
2:15 PM - 2:45PMYouth Mental Health Advocacy and Well-BeingAltha Stewart, MD
2:45 PM - 2:55 PMClosing Remarks / Wrap-up/ AdjournToni Whitaker, MD & Jason Yaun, MD
2:55 PM -
Museum Close
Optional Self-Guided Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum 
The National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Free parking is available in the museum’s visitor lot for participants in the forum.
To enter the visitor lot, turn north onto Mulberry Street from G.E. Patterson Avenue.

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Attendance
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Space is limited. There is no cost to attend this forum.