Childhood Obesity

Ames, IA US
August 13, 2014

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

This activity will help to provide primary care providers with support for identification of abnormal weight gain and obesity in pediatric patients, guidelines for appropriate screening for sequelae of obesity, and tools to begin to address both the obesity and the sequelae.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize that abnormal weight gain & obesity in the pediatric population causes current sequelae, tracks into adulthood, and contributes to chronic morbidity.
  2. Identify abnormal weight gain & obesity in pediatric patients.
  3. Screen for sequelae of obesity in pediatric patients.


Vanessa Curtis, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic
Thomas Scholz, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic



  • Dr. Curtis and Dr. Scholz both indicate they have no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/13/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/13/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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