***   2024 ATPO virtual   ***

         February 21 - 23, 2024, 8:00 am -12n CT 
                                                Registration opens in Fall of 2023                                                                                                                       

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

This conference delivers state-of-the-art educational content covering all aspects of pediatric obesity clinical management, including pathophysiology, complications, stigma, lifestyle therapy, and pharmacotherapy. 

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.

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

Case studies, lectures, and group discussion. This course is planned and hosted by the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics. For more information please contact the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine, cpom@umn.edu or 612-626-2349.

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. 

Applicants for certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) may claim up to 10 Category Two CME credits toward the ABOM requirement when providing a CME certificate
or transcript from this course. Learn more about obesity medicine certification at abom.org




Event Details

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 8:00am to Friday, February 23, 2024 - 12:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
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