Ending Childhood Obesity Within a Generation
— Innovations in Practice
Pre-conference Event, Friday, October 14, 2011, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 210
Admission included with paid one day or full conference registration*
Supported by Nestlé Nutrition Institute and Sanford Health Group
The 2011 Pediatrics for the 21st Century (PEDS 21) program will highlight how pediatricians and other health care providers can effectively work in teams, and implement forthcoming guidelines, new diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches for managing obesity co-morbidities.
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11:30 am – 1:00 pm Peds-21 Pre-Conference Networking Forum and Poster Review
Enjoy a complimentary lunch, network with your colleagues and review posters.
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Educational Program
Experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will address aspects of preventing and treating childhood obesity, and will give attendees guidance in translating latest evidence into practice, provide realistic approaches to motivational interviewing in practice and practical behavior change strategies. The program will highlight how pediatricians and other health care providers can effectively work in teams, and implement forthcoming guidelines, new diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches for managing obesity
Faculty: Myles Faith, PhD; Samuel Gidding, MD, FAAP; Francine Kaufman, MD, FAAP; Robert Schwartz, MD, FAAP; Elsie Taveras, MD, FAAP
*Admission to the ticketed course is included with paid one day or full AAP conference registration. PEDS 21 is a pre-conference program held one day before the AAP National Conference & Exhibition (NCE).
Related AAP Links
AAP National Conference & Exhibition (2011 Track on Obesity) http://www.aapexperience.org/stepitup
Academy Obesity Initiatives http://www.aap.org/obesity/academy_obesity_initiatives.html
Health Professionals Portal http://www.aap.org/obesity/health_professionals.htm?technology=0
Healthy Children / Obesity
PEDS 21 attendees may also be interested in other AAP conference hot topic sessions on obesity prevention and treatment relevant to multi-disciplinary teams. Visit www.AAPexperieNCE.org/stepitup to learn more! To learn more about the mission of PEDS 21 and past events, visit www.aap.org/peds21.
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