Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO) Conference

***2021 ATPO is Virtual***

February 24 - 26, 2021, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Preview agenda here

The webinar will have both live and recorded sessions each day.

Registration now OPEN.  Register here

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The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine (CPOM) sponsors the annual Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO) Conference. 

Each year health professionals gather to focus on the use of pharmacotherapy for pediatric obesity safely while identifying biological targets of obesity treatments and mechanisms of action and outcomes of currently FDA-approved and off-label medications for the treatment of obesity in adults and youth.  

ACTIVITY PURPOSE/STATEMENT OF NEED
Youth with severe obesity are often unable to lose a clinically-meaningful amount of weight with lifestyle modification alone. Pharmacological therapies are emerging as a recognized adjunctive strategy to address this otherwise recalcitrant disease, yet no guidelines currently exist for the responsible clinical use of obesity pharmacotherapy in the pediatric patient.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Health care providers, researchers, and others interested in the clinical management of pediatric obesity.

FORMAT
Case studies, lectures, and group discussion. 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
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

Accreditation Statement
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 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Date/Time

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm