Join NCCOR on Tuesday, March 28th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET for the next Connect & Explore webinar, Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity. Authors of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new clinical practice guideline for children with overweight and obesity will discuss their key recommendations and explore potential impacts for childhood obesity programs. The webinar will also review the new “CDC Extended BMI-for-age Growth Charts,” which updated BMI percentiles based on data for children and adolescents with obesity. Speakers include:
- Sarah Hampl, MD, FAAP, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
- Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
- Cynthia Ogden, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The new treatment guideline informs pediatricians and other pediatric allied health care professionals about the standard of care for evaluating and treating children with overweight and obesity and related comorbidities. It promotes an approach that considers the child’s health status, family system, community context, and resources for treatment to create the best evidence-based treatment plan. It is based on a comprehensive evidence review of controlled and comparative effectiveness trials and high-quality longitudinal and epidemiologic studies.
This webinar is free, but you must register to receive access. Space is limited so tell a colleague and register today! For more information about NCCOR Connect & Explore webinars, please visit the NCCOR website at www.nccor.org/webinars.
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