This course will be broadcast live via the intrenet and will feature key opinion leaders review the basics of managing overweight and obese children focusing on interventions easily implemented in the primary care office as well as disease and co-morbidity management. These topics will be reviewed in the form of engaging panel discussions, case presentations and lively debate.
Audience participation will be encouraged with live chat, polling the audience and phone in question and answer sessions throughout the show.
This course is designed to provide primary care providers to improve competence in providing quality interventions and counseling for obesity beyond screening and referral. Other health care professional with an interest in prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity will also gain significant knowledge.The minimum system requirements to attend this live web symposium include:
- PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
- Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
- Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.
Directors & Faculty
Stephanie Walsh, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Emory University, Medical Director of Child Wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Mark Wulkan, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Christopher F. Bolling, MD, FAAP
Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Private Practice, Pediatric Associates, Kentucky
Todd Ponsky, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ponsky is founder of GlobalCastMD which was created as a result of his desire to create global education by doctors, for doctors. Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio.
Tom Inge, MD, FAAP
Professor, UC Department of Surgery, Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens; Director, Center for Bariatric Research & Innovation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati, OH.
Stephen Pont, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity; Medical Director, Austin ISD Student Health Services, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Austin, Texas.
Robert Schwartz, MD
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Endorcinologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Winston-Salem, NC.
Parenting coach and founder of Parent Coach Atlanta, credentialed educator, and speaker on topics related to raising healthy, happy children. Atlanta, Georgia.
Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Director, Nutrition Training Grant, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Denver, Colorado.
Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition at Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
Gary Montgomery, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine. Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, Medical Director, Sleep Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Atlanta, GA.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Co-director, Cincinnati Children’s Steatohepatitis Center, Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens. Cincinnati, OH.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dual trained in Pediatric and Internal Medicine, Golisano Children's Hospital at the University Rochester Medical Center. Rochester, NY
Marc Michalsky, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Surgical Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital. Columbus, OH
Andrew Muir, MD
Bernard Marcus Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University, Chief of Endocrinology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Atlanta, GA
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Motivational Interviewing: A Strategy for Change Talk
9:10 am - 10:00 am
Motivational Interviewing: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
10:00 am - 10:10 am
10:10 am - 11:00 am
Parenting: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
11:10 am - 11:20 am
Early Childhood Interventions
11:20 am - 12:10 pm
Early Childhood Interventions: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm
Sleep: What is the Association?
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Sleep: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
1:40 pm - 1:50 pm
1:50 pm - 2:40 pm
Co-Morbidities: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm
Role of the Primary Care Provider in Bariatric Surgery (Wulkan)
Indications for Surgery (Inge)
Bariatric Surgery Operations (Michalsky)
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm
Surgery: Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Conclusions and Closing Remarks
- Motivational Interviewing
1. Classify helpful and harmful interactions between patient and provider to develop motivational interviewing skills.
2. Describe how to help parents build skills, tactics, and strategies, to address modifiable family practices in early childhood.
3. Recognize how to better identify and work up the overweight adolescent.
4. Diagnosing and treating co morbidities and prevent worsening illness.
5. Identify indications, options for surgical management of the adolescent.
Accreditation Statement Activity title:
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2014Activity release date:
March 20, 2014Activity termination date:
March 20, 2016 Approved Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Akron Children's Hospital and GlobalCastMD.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Children's designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure
The following speakers, planners or anyone who controls the content of the activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests:
Christopher, M.D. – Course Director
Todd Ponsky, M.D. – Course Director
Stephanie Walsh, M.D. – Course Director
Mark Wulkan, M.D. – Course Director, Speaker, Planner
Stephen Cook, M.D., MPH, FTOS, FAAP – Speaker
Susan Eppley – Speaker
Marc Michalsky, M.D. – Speaker
Gary Montgomery, M.D. – Speaker
Andrew Muir, M.D. – Speaker
Robert Murray, M.D. – Speaker
Stephen Pont, M.D. – Speaker
Stavra Xanthakos, M.D. – Speaker
Annie Mullins, CMP, CCMEP – Planner
Jennifer Parry, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC – Planner
The following speakers, planners and those who have control of the content have disclosed an affiliation or financial interest. All potential conflicts have been resolved.
Julius Sherwinter, M.D.; planner; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – receives honorarium
Tom Inge, M.D., PhD: speaker; Ethicon – research grant
Susan Johnson, PhD: speaker; FoodMinds, Inc. – honorarium, travel Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
, you must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test. Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit
· Read the learning objectives and author disclosures.
· Study the educational content online or printed out.
· Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.Post Test and Evaluation Click Here
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Hardware/Software Requirements: The minimum system requirements to attend this live web symposium include:
· PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
· Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
· Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.
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