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The Spectrum of Obesity Care: Prevention through Treatment


Available: 04/26/2024-04/25/2025

After the virtual event, the videos will be posted on May 13. This course will be available on demand through April 25, 2025.


Price: $229.00
Member Price: $179.00


Join us for the 2024 Section on Obesity virtual course, The Spectrum of Obesity Care: Prevention through Treatment.

This course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric allied health professionals seeking to understand key clinical recommendations and improve their skills in promoting healthy active living and managing and treating obesity. Attendees will discuss new policy recommendations, gain practical skills to provide effective obesity care in the primary care setting, and discover emerging issues in the field.

Course Brochure

Course Topics Include:

  • New guidance for pediatricians to promote healthy active living
  • Motivational interviewing and healthy conversations about weight
  • Considerations for implementing IHBLT strategies in primary care
  • Pharmacotherapy updates
  • Advocacy for obesity treatment
  • Emerging issues in the field

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss updated clinical recommendations for promoting healthy, active living and how to use motivational interviewing to have healthy conversations about weight before and during obesity treatment.
  • Identify key components for primary care practices to implement evidence-based strategies for obesity treatment.
  • Discuss approaches for advocating for insurance coverage for obesity treatments and emerging issues in the field.

Course Details

  • Start Date: April 26, 2024
  • Online Access Expires: April 25, 2025
  • Credit Expires: April 25, 2025
  • Course ID: 61138


Planning Committee

  • Stephanie Walsh, MD, FAAP - Course Director
  • Claudia Fox, MD, MPH, FAAP - Virtual Course Committee Chair

Presenting Faculty

  • Sarah Armstrong, MD, FAAP
  • Amy Christison, MD, FAAP
  • Alyson Goodman, MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RD, FAAP
  • Kirk Reichard, MD, MBA, FAAP
  • Justin Ryder, PhD
  • Brooke Sweeney, MD, FAAP
  • Anna Tanner, MD, FAAP

Journal Club Faculty

  • Alicia Kunin Batson, PhD, LP
  • Chisom Okoli, PhD

Patient Panelists

  • Brianna Bodden
  • Abigail Wentz
  • AAP Medical Student Member - $50
  • AAP Resident Member - $50
  • AAP Fellow in Training Member - $50
  • AAP Pediatrician/Fellow Member - $179
  • Individual Non-Member - $229
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials

  • AAP Credit Only

  • AAP Credit


  • NAPNAP Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2

  • AAPA

  • AAPA Credit Hours


Physician - The Spectrum of Obesity Care: Prevention through Treatment

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 6.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

This activity is approved for 6.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - The Spectrum of Obesity Care: Prevention through Treatment

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PAs may claim a maximum of 6.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This program is accredited for 6.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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The Spectrum of Obesity Care: Prevention through Treatment

Price:: 229.00

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