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This presentation will review the current recommendations for screening and treatment of childhood obesity, including the efficacy of lifestyle-based treatment approaches. The issues related to pharmacotherapy and weight-loss surgery in adolescents will also be discussed.


Disclosures (at time of recording):


  • Sarah Armstong, MD: Nothing to disclose


  • William McCarthy, MD, FOMA: Ridgetop Research: Offered Expert Opinion on Qsymia

  • Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FOMA: Nestle: Speaker, Focus Group Member; VIVUS: Speaker, Consultant; Diet Owl Smart Phone Application: Founder

  • Nothing to Disclose: Michael Bateman, DO; Crystal Broussard, MD; Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA; Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FOMA; Brent Gear, DO; Charles Halliman; Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA; Carl Knopke, MD; Richard Lindquist, MD, ABFM, FAASP, FOMA; Dana Mansell; Jeremy McConnell, MD, FOMA; Timothy McCormick, DO, MPH; Daisy Merey, MD, PhD; Scott Rigden, MD, FAAFP, MFOMA; Stacy Schmidt, PhD; Jennifer Seger, MD, FOMA; Harold Seim, MD, MPH, FOMA; Laurie Traetow, CAE, CPA; J. Warren Willey, DO

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
June 26, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2020 12:00 AM
Presentation Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presentation Objectives
  • Understand definitions and epidemiologic trend of severe obesity among children.
  • Identify current treatment options and efficacy.
  • Introduce treatment strategies for the future.
Childhood Obesity Treatment Approaches

(Speaker biography at time of recording)


Dr. Armstrong earned her medical degree at the University of Virginia and completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2006, she founded the Duke Children's Healthy Lifestyles Program, a multidisciplinary, family-based treatment program that is currently one of the largest outpatient child and adolescent obesity treatment programs in the country. Dr. Armstrong directs Duke's child obesity fellowship, pediatric residency elective in child obesity, and medical student child obesity rotations. Locally, she currently serves on the board of directors for North Carolina's Eat Smart, Move More initiative, and was the recipient of the North Carolina Pediatric Society's 2011 Outstanding Advocate for Children Award.

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