Weight Stigma

March 20, 2018


There is no cost to attend but registration is requested.

Please visit the Iowa Medical Society website to register

If you have questions, please contact Kara Bylund at (515) 421-4776 or kbylund@iowamedical.org. 

Information regarding other presentations in this series can be found below.


This four-part webinar series related to the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Healthy Choices Count Program launched in October, will assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in implementing changes within their practices to prevent and treat childhood obesity in their patients. The activity is designed to increase the knowledge and competence of physicians and other healthcare professionals in identifying, preventing, and treating childhood obesity.

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on the presence weight stigma in the health care setting.
  • Describe the cycle of bias and obesity.
  • Recognize the importance of word choice, office environment and workflows in minimizing weight stigma.
  • Identify advocacy opportunities to address weight stigma more broadly.


Jennifer A. Groos, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Blank Children's Hospital, UnityPoint Health

Dr. Groos is a leader in childhood obesity prevention in Iowa, and serves as the chair of the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Childhood Obesity.


Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Groos indicates she has no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/20/2018 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/20/2018 - 1:00pm CDT
United States

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Medical Society. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

This program is designed to support the work of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. This is series is supported by grant funding from the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, through a SIM subcontract to the Iowa Medical Society. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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