ATPO 2025 - LIVE virtual conference

March 5-7, 2025, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon CT each day

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

This conference is one of the most highly regarded educational activities addressing the topic of pediatric obesity. In this three½-day course, leading experts in the field will provide the rationale for why obesity is a disease and concrete guidance on how to manage it. To support the implementation of the new AAP Clinical Practice Guideline, a main focus of this course is the use of anti-obesity medications for children and adolescents. Using cased-base sessions and break out rooms, attendees will learn how to use the newly FDA-approved medications. Application to the primary care setting will also be discussed, as well as other key topics including eating disorders in the context of obesity treatment and metabolic and bariatric surgery.

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, or 612-626-2349.

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of obesity and the weight reduced state and apply this knowledge to treatment strategies for pediatric obesity. 
  • Recognize how weight related comorbidities contribute to worsening obesity and how to intervene 
  • Learn comprehensive strategies for the management of pediatric obesity using nutrition, physical activity, behavior, medications, and surgery.

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

Event Details

March 5-7, 2025, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon CT each day

8:00am - 12:00pm
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