Pediatric Obesity Track

Obesity Conference Attendee Pediatric Obesity Track

Date: October 5
Accreditation: 6.5 CME/CE and 6.5 MOC points (ABP)
Level: Advanced

The Pediatric Track will be held during the Fall Obesity Summit and offers advanced pediatric-specific education for healthcare providers who have previous experience managing obesity in pediatric patients. The Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER) will also present and participate in the Pediatric Track.

  • Learn best practices and advanced techniques for managing childhood obesity.
  • Understand the differences in evaluation, disease markers, and treatment tactics in pediatric patients vs. adults.
  • Discuss how childhood obesity affects pharmacokinetics and how to adjust medications accordingly.
  • Explore the impact of obesity on bone metabolism.
  • Discover how to manage dyslipidemia in pediatric patients.
  • Review common mental health conditions found in children with obesity and available screening tools.
  • Feel more comfortable discussing obesity treatment options with parents and children.
  • Hear about the POWER Group's pediatric obesity treatment and prevention outcomes.
  • Connect with other obesity medicine pediatricians and members of the POWER Group.


The Pediatric Track is part of the Fall Obesity Summit on Saturday, October 5.

10:00-10:45 AM - Pharmacy Issues of Children with Obesity: How Obesity Changes Their Pharmacokinetics

Valentina Shakhonovich, MD

10:45-11:30 AM - Obesity and Bone in Adolescents

Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

Review the impact of obesity on bone metabolism in adolescents and young adults.

  • Explore the impact of obesity on bone density, microarchitecture, and strength estimates.
  • Define the marrow fat-bone connection in obesity.
  • Explore mechanisms underlying impaired bone metabolism in obesity.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Review of Pediatric Outcomes

Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD

12:30-1:45 PM - Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy lunch in the exhibit hall while exploring the latest technologies, products, and services available for your practice.

1:45-3:00 PM - Childhood Dyslipidemia: How to Use Labs in the Treatment of Obesity

William Stratbucker, MD, MS

  • Understand the factors involved in lab screening in pediatric patients with obesity.
  • Explore the current guidelines related to lab screening with attention to clinical significance.
  • Learn about lipid screening in childhood, including current recommendations, controversies, and management of dyslipidemias.

3:00-3:45 PM - Break in Exhibit Hall

This is the last opportunity to visit the exhibitors and explore the latest technologies, products, and services available for your practice.

3:45-4:45 PM - Mental Health in Pediatric Obesity: Tools for the Medical Practitioner

Melissa Santos, PhD

  • Learn about the prevelance of mental health conditions found in youth with obesity.
  • Review the variety of mental health conditions youth present to obesity clinics.
  • Explore two motivational interviewing tools to engage youth in care.
  • Discover two mental health screening tools that can be implemented into your practice.

4:45-5:30 PM - Pediatric Panel Discussion

Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH; Melissa Santos, PhD; and Valentina Shakhonovich, MD


To attend the Pediatric Track, you can register for either the Fall Obesity Summit (Oct. 4-6) or the Saturday One-Day Pass (Oct. 5).

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


The Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER) was established in 2013 and now includes 30 medical institutions in 21 states. The purpose of the POWER group is to identify and promote effective intervention strategies for pediatric obesity.