Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Summit

Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017


Local, regional, and national speakers will focus on evidence-based practices that prevent and address the intergenerational transmission of ACEs. Multiple breakout sessions will encourage and promote interprofessional networking.

Attendees will return home with tools and ideas for addressing ACEs and building resilience within their own communities. Mark your calendar and plan to be a part of this regional summit!

Keynote Presenter

Vincent J. Felitti, MD
Vincent J. Felitti, MD
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
The University of California
San Diego, California

Vincent J. Felitti, MD is a 1962 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is an internist who, subsequent to being Post Surgeon at the US Army Pine Bluff Arsenal, completed his training at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland and started as an infectious disease physician in 1968 at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego and then in 1975 founded the Department of Preventive Medicine; he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine until 2001. In that setting, Dr. Felitti became co-Principal Investigator, with Robert F. Anda MD at the Centers for Disease Control, of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, ongoing collaborative research between the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and the CDC. The ACE Study with its more than eighty publications explores prospectively and retrospectively in a 17,000-person cohort the profound relationship of ten categories of adverse life experiences in childhood to health, well being, disease, and death decades later.

Under Dr. Felitti's leadership over the years, the Department of Preventive Medicine provided comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation to assess the health risks and disease burden of over one million individual adults. Major health-risk abatement programs were developed for obesity, smoking, and stress, as well as population-based screening for the genetic disease, Hemochromatosis. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is Senior Editor of The Permanente Journal and on the International Editorial Board of the Swiss medical journal, Trauma und Gewalt. Dr. Felitti has served on advisory committees of the Institute of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, on the Committee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Healthy People 2020, and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Women’s Services at SAMHSA.