2nd Annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium

Hosted by the CARE Program, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Phoenix Country Club

The second annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium hosted by the Cardiometabolic Assessment Research and Education (CARE) Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be held at the Phoenix Country Club. The symposium offers healthcare providers an opportunity to learn from local and national experts in the area of pediatric obesity and obesity-associated conditions. The goal is to enhance the knowledge base of healthcare providers in order for them to improve the health and lives of children and families affected by obesity.  This year we are focusing on three topics that were highly requested by providers themselves.

Topics include:

  • Update on the development and treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients.
  • Motivational interviewing in the clinic setting to effectively change behavior of patients and families.
  • The role of exercise in the management of obese children and adolescents.

This free event is for healthcare professionals in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonary
  • Nephrology
  • Cardiology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition/Dietetics


Micah Olson, MD
Medical Director, Cardiometabolic Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Program, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, PCP, FAAN
Loretta C Ford Endowed Professor
Division of Women, Children, & Family Health
University of Colorado College of Nursing

Gabriel Shaibi, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
Research Director, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Accreditation Statement

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Phoenix Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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