Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
CME Value:
In order to meet STARK regulatory requirements that allow Children's to provide a limited amount of non-monetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this online CME at a value of $10 per credit. This amount will be applied to your non-monetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part. Thank you for your interest in the CME opportunities.

Disclaimer Statement:
This educational activity does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, its staff or representatives. Children’s cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information provided.

Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. Physicians are treating more children with diseases once seen only in adults such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

This in-depth education will cover a range of topics from diagnosis to treatment.

Approved Credit

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Children's designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please note that these programs are best viewed using IE 9 or the newest version of either Firefox or Google Chrome.

The following speakers, planners or anyone who controls the content of the activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests:
Stephanie Walsh, M.D.; Debby Pollack, M.D.; Michael DeGuzman; Cagney Stiggers; Jeanne Andrews; Ashley Skorcz; Wendy Palmer; Jenny Puestow; Anne Symons

The following speaker and planner who have control of the content have disclosed an affiliation or financial interest:

Donald Batisky, M.D.
- Serves as an Advisory Board Member for Takeda
- Receives consulting fee, honorarium, lodging and meals from Takeda
- Is a researcher for clinical trials sponsored by Takeda and Novartis

Julius Sherwinter, M.D.- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.- receives honorarium

These relationships create a conflict of interest which was resolved prior to the November 7, 2012 webcast.

Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*
• Read the learning objectives and author disclosures.
• Study the educational content online or printed out.
• Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile. To ensure access to the correct credit certificate, the correct credit reporting organization must be designated. To add a credit reporting organization, select "My Account" in the left hand navigation bar. Under the "Account Preferences" section, click on the link to "Add or Edit Credit Reporting Organizations". Then simply select the credit reporting organization that corresponds to the certificate needed. Please note that this program may not offer credit for all credit reporting organizations listed and an attendance certificate is available to those who do not require credit.

Target Audience
Pedatricians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, others involved in managing care of children.

Children's owns the copyright for, or has received permissions for use of, materials within this CME activity.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

For questions related to this activity please email

Additional resources for further study, contact to contact our Clinical Information Librarian.

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
November 08, 2012
Expiration Date:
November 08, 2014 12:00 AM
Seminar Objectives
  • Identify and diagnose hypertension in overweight and obese children.
  • Practice evidence-based management of hypertension in the primary care setting.
  • Implement strategies to improve patients’ compliance to treatment.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 07, 2012 12:15 PM Eastern
45 minutes
Pre-Quiz for Childhood Obesity Comorbidities
Childhood Obesity Comorbidities: Evaluating and Managing Hypertension in the Primary Care Office
Speaker Information
Donald Batisky, M.D.   [ view bio ]
Deborah E. Pollack, M.D.   [ view bio ]
Stephanie Walsh M.D.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
: 1.00
You may earn CME credit by continuing on to the evaluation of the education and knowledge test. Those who complete 80% correctly will be able to print their CME certificate. In addition to the post activity evaluation and knowledge test, we are asking you some brief questions before the webcast. We thank you in advance for completing them.

Please note, if multiple physicians are viewing from one location, each physician must register, log-in and complete the evaluation in order to receive CME credit.
Attendance (CHOA)
attendance: 1.00