Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity
Severe pediatric obesity has reached epidemic proportions and lifestyle modification therapy is often insufficient for affecting clinically significant weight reduction. Pharmacological therapies are emerging as a recognized adjunctive strategy to address this otherwise recalcitrant disease.
Health care providers, researchers, and others interested in the clinical management of pediatric obesity.
Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
Utilize pharmacotherapy for pediatric obesity in a safe and responsible fashion.
Identify biological targets of obesity treatments
Identify the mechanisms of action and outcomes of currently FDA-approved and off-label medications for the treatment of obesity in adults and youth.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Weight Management Program
Claudia Fox, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and serves as the Medical
Director of the Pediatric Weight Management Program and the co-Director of the Teen Weight Loss Surgery Program.
Aaron S. Kelly, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Minnesota and serves as the
Research Director of the Pediatric Weight Management Program.
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
Other Healthcare Professional $200
Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon breaks, handouts, and online access to presentations.
Special needs, such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be requested in advance. These requests cannot always be honored on site.
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University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital -- Wilf Family Center
2450 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454
A block of sleeping rooms is available at The Commons Hotel for a discounted rate of $153 single or double per night plus the current tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of September 12 and refer Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
• Parking costs are not included in registration fees.
• There will be a complimentary shuttle available from the hotel to the conference center.