This activity is design for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat and interact with children and families who are or may be dealing with childhood obesity.
The activity is designed to increase the knowledge and competence of physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding identifying, assessing and treating overweight and obese children. Given that the percent of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970’s there is a need to greater training in this area.
Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH
Dr. Weedn is a general pediatrician in in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her area of expertise is pediatric obesity. She is the medical director for the Pediatrics Exercising and Eating Responsibly (PEER) Clinic, an evidence-based, multidisciplinary referral clinic at OUHSC.
Dr. Weedn indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
- MD: This activity has been planned and implement in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Medical Society. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO:Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse:Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
The speaker, Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH, and the planning committee members indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
This activity is being provided at no cost. Those wishing to cancel their registration need to contact Kara Bylund at IMS.
Questions and Additional Information:
Please direct all questions or concerns regarding this activity to Kara Bylund at IMS.
Disclaimer:The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.