April 2014

Perinatal Health Behaviors: Women, Weight and Smoking

Join this webinar to learn about the relationship between smoking cessation and weight gain, including descriptive data on the prevalence of smoking-related weight concerns in general and women specifically.  Find out about the most current treatments to address these concerns and their efficacy.  Participate in a discussion on perinatal health, particularly the prevention of smoking relapse and the relevance of smoking and weight perceptions during the postpartum period.

Michele Levine, Ph.D

Michele Levine, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Since joining the faculty at WPIC, Dr. Levine’s research has focused on relationships among mood, weight and women's health behaviors, with a particular interest in smoking and weight related behaviors during and after pregnancy.  Her research, which has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the relationships between mood, weight concerns and postpartum smoking, treatment to prevent postpartum smoking relapse the prevention of weight gain among young women, and, most recently, behavioral mechanisms associated with excessive gestational weight gain.

Title:             Perinatal Health Behaviors: Women, Weight and Smoking
Date:            Thursday April 17th
Time:            12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
CE Credit:     1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPE

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Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between smoking cessation and weight gain.
  • Describe approcaches that address smoking cessation-related weight concerns.
  • Discuss the postpartum period as it relates to smoking and weight-related concerns.

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Details on CE Credits
To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (VN0001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).