Childhood Obesity in the Primary Care Office: An Overview of Assessment and Management

Des Moines, IA US
March 30, 2017
Registration


There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. Participants may attend this presentation in person or via the Internet.

Please visit the Iowa Medical Society website to register. 

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

Purpose

The activity is designed to increase the knowledge and competence of physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding identifying, assessing and treating overweight and obese children. Given that the percent of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970’s there is a need to greater training in this area.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to improve their competence, performance and patient outcomes by being able to:

  • Identify overweight and obesity in the pediatric population
  • Perform the medical assessment for overweight and obese children
  • Recognize national recommendations for pediatric weight management in primary car

Agenda

Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH

Childhood Obesity in the Primary Care Office: An Overview of Assessment and Management
Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH

Dr. Weedn is a general pediatrician in in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Her area of expertise is pediatric obesity. She is the medical director for the Pediatrics Exercising and Eating Responsibly (PEER) Clinic, an evidence-based, multidisciplinary referral clinic at OUHSC.

Dr. Weedn indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Practice Gaps

Pediatric providers often do not utilize BMI percentile1
Clinicians report low efficacy and confidence in managing overweight and obesity2,3
Clinicians report lack of time, resources, and training in overweight and obesity management4

1Klein, Pediatrics, 2010
2Perrin, Ambul Pediatr, 2005
3Brown, JOSMA, 2014
4Story, Pediatrics, 2002

References

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.20 IBON
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
03/30/2017
Course expires: 
03/30/2017
Event starts: 
03/30/2017 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/30/2017 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Iowa Medical Society
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#400
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Continuing Education Credit

  • IMS LogoMD:  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)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 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.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.20 IBON
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/30/2017
Course expires: 
03/30/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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