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Adolescent Obesity

Aired on 1.28.2013
Adolescent Obesity

This course will review the basics of Adolescent Obesity, the current treatment modalities, the possible complications and how they can be avoided, and most importantly, tips and tricks for managing this troubling trend.


This course will review the basics of managing the suspected obese adolescent and management of the disease and co-morbidities. Directed by Drs. Walsh, Wulkan and Ponsky, this truly interactive world broadcast will have brief presentations from world leaders in the field followed by heated debates of controversial issues and will allow the viewers to join in the discussions and debates.

Directors & Faculty


Todd Ponsky, MD

Dr. Ponsky is a Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, He is also a consultant pediatric surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital.  

Stephanie Walsh, M.D., FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Emory University, Medical Director of Child Wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Wulkan, MD, FAAP

Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Additional Faculty

Tom Inge, MD, FAAP

Dr. Tom Inge is a professor and chair of pediatric surgery and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. In addition to his role as division head for pediatric surgery, in 2017 he will establish the section of adolescent bariatric surgery integrating a surgical treatment option into existing obesity treatment program for adolescents with severe and other special forms of obesity at the of the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Over his prior 16 years of tenure at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dr. Inge gained extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive pediatric surgery, bariatric surgery, and clinical outcomes research. With continuous research funding from the NIH over the past decade, he has also been the principal investigator of the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study (, providing an evidence base defining the role of gastric surgery to treat adolescents with clinically severe obesity. He has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and provided over 120 invited lectures for national and international professional groups. Tom is a member of the FDA’s Gastrointestinal and Urological Devices Committee. Dr. Inge has served as a consultant to the NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has also served in leadership positions on numerous committees and task forces for surgical and pediatric professional organizations including ASMBS, TOS, AAP, and APSA.

Evan Nadler, MD

Co-Director, Obesity Institution; Director, Bariatric Surgery Program

Ihuoi Eneli, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition

Mac Harmon, M.D.

In January 2014, Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB),  Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and  Program Director or the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. 

Cristiana Milone

Registered Dietitian

Bill Dietz, MD

Director of the Division of Nutrition, Phyisical Activity & Obesity at the CDC

Marc Michalsky, MD

Associate Professor - Clinical

Michelle Levitt, MD


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.

Wendy Palmer, MD

Myriam Benedicata Vos

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Research Director of Health4Life, Associate Faculty Member, Nutrition Health Sciences

Christopher F. Bolling, M.D., FAAP

Chair of the Section of Obesity, 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

Linda Kollar, CBN

Bariatric Clinical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens Nurse Practicioner, Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Michael Buchanan


9:00 am - 9:10 am
9:10 am - 9:50 am
How to address Overweight & Obesity in Primary Care
Brief OverviewCasesExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A
9:50 am - 10:10 am
Impact of Bullying
Brief OverviewCaseExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A
10:10 am - 11:40 am
Work-up of the obese patient
Brief OverviewCasesExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Co-morbidity management
Brief OverviewCasesExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Brief OverviewCasesExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Web based resources / Social media
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Bariatric Surgery; Bypass; Sleeve; Band
Brief OverviewCasesExpert Panel DiscussionQ & A

3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Live Surgery
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks




- Recognize how to better identify and work-up the overweight adolescent
- Recognize co-morbidities and quickly identify and prevent worsening illness
- Describe the nutritional and exercise goals at this growing age
- Identify indications, options for surgical management of the adolescent



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