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CME: Obesity management, mental health courses :

February 13, 2020

Learn new pediatric obesity management strategies

Dive into evidence-based strategies and approaches to pediatric obesity management April 3-4 at the AAP Headquarters in Itasca, Ill.

Experts from the Section on Obesity will share solutions for overweight- and obesity-associated illness screening; positive behavior-change strategies; specialized care referrals for severe obesity; nutrition and activity counseling; and obesity care practice management skills.

Following are session highlights:

  • “The Pathophysiology of Obesity,” with Gitanjali Srivastava, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP;
  • “Strategies for Severe Obesity,” with Claudia Fox, M.D., FAAP, and Kirk Reichard, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, FAAP;
  • “Sustainability 101: Practice Management, Patient Engagement, Marketing and Maintaining Skills” and “Sustainability 201: Making it Work for You,” with Natalie D. Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.N., FAAP, and Victoria Rogers, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Case-based Learning: Assessment and Comorbidities of Obesity,” with Sarah Armstrong, M.D., FAAP, Matthew Haemer, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, John Rausch, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, and Stephanie Walsh, M.D., FAAP; and
  • “Navigating Current Diet Trends and Apps,” with Christopher Bolling, M.D., FAAP.

Earn up to 11 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Space is limited. Register early at


Pediatric mental health disorders course

Spend a spring weekend sharpening mental health diagnosis and treatment skills April 24-26 at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

Following are course highlights:

  • “Depression and Suicide in the iGeneration: Strategies for Assessment and Treatment,”
  • “Evidence-based Mental Health Treatments for Children and Youth: Considerations for Your Referrals,”
  • “Early Childhood Mental Health Concerns in Pediatrics,”
  • “Substance Use Disorder and Using SBIRT,”
  • “Difficult Conversations about Adolescent Depression and Treatment: An Experiential Session,”
  • “What’s Your Exit Strategy Once Psychotropic Medications are Prescribed? Deprescribing in Child Psychiatry” and
  • “Partnering with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists: Initial Steps for Diagnosing and Managing Common Mental Health Conditions.”

Concurrent breakout sessions focus on pediatric anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cannabis, antidepressant medications, maladaptive aggression, mental health assessments and standardized patients.

Presenters are Joan Asarnow, Ph.D., ABPP, Chris Bellonci, M.D., DFAACAP, Diane Bloomfield, M.D., FAAP, Timothy Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Elise Falluco, M.D., Heather Forkey, M.D., Mary M. Gleason, M.D., FAAP, Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D., Michelle Macias, M.D., FAAP, Jeff Strawn. M.D., and John Walkup, M.D.

Earn up to 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Earn up to 15 points of American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credits for the self-assessment portion. Register at

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