Pediatric Weight Management ECHO will empower, educate and support primary care teams to more effectively and confidently treat children and adolescents with obesity. Physicians and other health care providers with expertise in pediatric weight management, psychology, diet, nutrition and engagement will offer interactive online learning sessions every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m. Primary care providers, behavioral health specialists, dietitians and other professionals are encouraged to join the collaborative case-based sessions. Click here for ECHO flyer. Click below to register. Register Goals and Objectives Pediatric Weight Management ECHO participants will improve their ability to: Acknowledge and manage obesity as a chronic disease and use evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for the assessment and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities, including intensive lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy and surgical options. Address factors, such as social determinants of health and weight bias, that contribute to health disparities in child obesity. Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary partners to provide patients with well-coordinated, family-based and multicomponent treatment. Identify local resources and networks with providers across the state to enhance the prevention and treatment of obesity in Missouri’s children. What Does This ECHO Offer? Free continuing education for professionals Collaboration, support and ongoing learning from pediatric weight management specialists Patients get better care in their community No cost to participating sites or individuals Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion: Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Obesity Obesity as a Chronic Disease How to Start and Continue the Conversation Cultural/Structural Competency Medical Assessment Dietary Assessment Dysregulated Eating Behavior Assessment Psychosocial Assessment Activity Assessment Motivational Interviewing Weight Bias/Stigma Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Parenting, Family Support, Mealtime Behaviors Nutrition Counseling Physical Activity Counseling Self-Monitoring, Engagement in Treatment Family-Based Behavioral Treatment Treatment of Comorbidities Advanced Therapies: Pharmacotherapy Advanced Therapy: Bariatric Surgery Treating the Complex Patient Getting Paid for Treatment: Billing/Coding Being an Effective Advocate for Your Patient Meet the Expert Team Sarah Hampl, MD, FAAP, DABOM, Pediatrician, Weight Management, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Amy Braddock, MD, MSPH, Family Medicine Physician, University of Missouri Karen Stephens, MS, RD, CSP, LD, Registered Dietitian, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Julie Benard, MD, FAAP, DABOM, Pediatrician, Weight Management, University of Missouri Cristina Fernandez, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Weight Management, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Meredith Dreyer Gillette, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Mercy Kansas City Denise Wilfley, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Washington University Angela Lima, MBA, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Engagement Specialist, Washington University CME Information The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.