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Pediatric Endocrine Society

Formerly Named in Honor of Lawson Wilkins

Pediatric Endocrine Society
2018 PES Obesity SIG MOC/CME Activity

This activity contains approximately 60 items that focus on a stepwise approach to the diagnosis and management of pediatric obesity and its comorbidities including a review of evidenced-based clinical practice therapeutic guidelines.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology of childhood obesity and influences of environmental and social factors.
  • Identify key environmental, nutritional and activity related factors that impact childhood obesity and its management.
  • Assess and identify pertinent nutritional, activity-related, psychosocial, medical history and physical examination findings for the evaluation and risk stratification of the obese child.
  • Recognize the signs of genetic syndromes, endocrine or non-endocrine disorders, or medication-induced side effects, which should be ruled out before making the diagnosis of exogenous obesity.
  • Understand the components of interventional obesity plans which include dietary and lifestyle modification, behavioral modification techniques, use of pharmacotherapy and surgical options.
  • Identify and determine appropriate management plans for the treatment and referral of children and adolescents with obesity and its comorbidities.



This activity is eligible for both MOC points and CME credits.

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 Learner Notification

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Learners must pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  You must complete all questions and answers. Partial completion is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.  

Physicians

Accreditation Statement - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the American 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.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ABP MOC Part 2 Credits

MOC-Approved-Logo-Part-2.jpgSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the learner and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn 1.5 MOC Part 2 points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Target Audience
General Pediatricians
Pediatric sub-specialists
Family physicians
Internists
Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants
General Primary Care Provider

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology of childhood obesity and influences of environmental and social factors.
  • Identify key environmental, nutritional and activity related factors that impact childhood obesity and its management.
  • Assess and identify pertinent nutritional, activity-related, psychosocial, medical history and physical examination findings for the evaluation and risk stratification of the obese child.
  • Recognize the signs of genetic syndromes, endocrine or non-endocrine disorders, or medication-induced side effects, which should be ruled out before making the diagnosis of exogenous obesity.
  • Understand the components of interventional obesity plans which include dietary and lifestyle modification, behavioral modification techniques, use of pharmacotherapy and surgical options.
  • Identify and determine appropriate management plans for the treatment and referral of children and adolescents with obesity and its comorbidities.

Principal Faculty and Credentials
Stephanie T. Chung, MBBS and Amy Fleischman, MD, MMSc.

Date of Release
May 1, 2018
Date of Expiration
TBD

Necessary Hardware and Software
Macromedia Flash version 7.0 or higher
Compatible Web Browser listed below:

  • Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 6.0 or higher
  • Apple – Safari

Method of Physician Participation
Each learner will complete the exam questions with a score of at least 80%, read question and answer analysis, and complete the evaluation questions to receive MOC / CME credits.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
PES does not share your personal information provided to this site with any third party, except where required by CME governing bodies for verification of CME activities. Your email address will only be used to contact you in relation to your activities on the website.

Bibliographic Sources
Bibliographic sources are included in the question and answer analysis.

Contact Information
If you have questions regarding this enduring material activity and/or content, please contact Brandi Walsh at Brandi@degnon.org
If you have questions regarding your certificate, please contact: certificate@amedcoemail.com.

Disclosure Information
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content of CME disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.


First Name

Last Name

Commercial Interest:Relationship

First Name

Last Name

Commercial Interest:Relationship

Marisa

Censani

Nothing to disclose

Dorit

Koren

Nothing to disclose

Donald Walt

Chandler

LabCorp:Employee

Madhusmita

Misra

Novo-Nordisk:Scientific / Medical Advisory Board Member, Sanofi:Consultant

Cindy

Chin

Opko:Research Grant Site Principal Investigator

Sheryl

Morgan

Nothing to disclose

Stephanie

Chung

Nothing to disclose

Jeffrey

Roizen

Nothing to disclose

Ellen

Connor

Nothing to disclose

Ashley

Shoemaker

Nothing to disclose

Rushika

Conroy

Nothing to disclose

Kanakadurga

Singer

Nothing to disclose

Vanessa

Curtis

Nothing to disclose

Joel

Steelman

Novo-Nordisk :Speakers Bureau

Elizabeth

Estrada

Nothing to disclose

Vidhu

Thaker

Nothing to disclose

Ilene

Fennoy

NovoNordisk, Inc:

Maureen

Thompson

Nothing to disclose

Amy

Fleischman

Nothing to disclose

Christine

Trapp

Nothing to disclose

Andrea

Haqq

Nothing to disclose

Alaina

Vidmar

Nothing to disclose

Milagros

Huerta

Abbott pharmaceuticals:Speakers Bureau

Brandi

Walsh

Nothing to disclose

Alvina

Kansra

Nothing to disclose

Janice

Wilkins

Nothing to disclose

                                                                                               

How to get your certificate:

1.   Go to http://pes.cmecertificateonline.com

2.   Click on the “2018 Obesity SIG MOC/CME Activity” link 

Please print all pages of your certificate for your record.
Questions? Email Certificate@AmedcoEmail.com