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.
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.
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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.
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• 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.
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Pedatricians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, others involved in managing care of children.
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November 08, 2012
November 08, 2014 12:00 AM
- 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.
November 07, 2012 12:15 PM Eastern