CONFERENCES


The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education and Philadelphia Dietetics Association are proud to co-host:


 

EPIC®: Pediatric Obesity Evaluation Treatment and Prevention in Community Settings

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time:

5:00 - Registration, networking and refreshments

5:30 - 7:00 PM - EPIC program

Location: Driscoll Hall, Villanova University
Presenters: Beth A. DelConte M.D., FAAP, Pediatric Advisor, Early Childhood Education Linkage System, PA American Academy of Pediatrics; Joy Saudargas, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist, Crozer Keystone Health System
Contact  hours:  

1.5 CME, 0.15 CEU, 1.5 CPEU

Fee: $15 - includes food, drink and administrative fee

Description: "EPIC – Pediatric Obesity" offers updates on current obesity prevention research and the American Academy of Pediatrics Expert Committee Recommendations on overweight and obesity. Obesity prevention encompasses assessment of weight for size and comorbidities, prevention, and intervention for all patients. Interventions include weight maintenance or weight loss, encouraging slow family meals (without the TV on!), awareness of pitfalls in eating out and beverage choices, and breastfeeding. Non-food interventions include assessment and counseling regarding screen time, sleep, mental health, and physical activity. Motivational interviewing techniques to collaborate with patients and families, coding, and reimbursement are discussed.

Register now!

"EPIC – Pediatric Obesity" provides trained teams of a Physician and a Registered Dietitian to meet health care providers to provide a 1.5 hour update on current obesity prevention research and the American Academy of Pediatrics Expert Committee Recommendations on overweight and obesity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) through joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. For questions regarding continuing education credit, please contact Sharon Shepherd at SShepherd@paaap.org.