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Town Hall #1:

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Care of Youth with Obesity

Alaina Vidmar, MD


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.







Learning Objectives:

1.      Discuss weight stigma.

2.      Describe the neurobiological underpinning of pediatric obesity.

3.      Review comprehensive obesity treatment.

4.      Discuss evidence-based resources to counsel patients about lifestyle modification.

5.      Describe the efficacy and safety of obesity pharmacotherapy.

6.      Evaluate the effectiveness of using obesity pharmacotherapy in youth living with obesity.

7.      Monitor and manage side effects of obesity pharmacotherapies.

8.      Design of workflow for obtaining obesity pharmacotherapy in clinical practices.


Town Hall #2:

First, Do No Harm: Treating Youth With Higher BMIs

Maya M. Kumar, MD, FAAP, FRCPC


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.









Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the recommendations for screening and treating youth with higher BMIs outlined in the AAP’s recent Clinical Practice Guideline for Children and Adolescents with Obesity.

  2. Evaluate the potential harms of these recommendations related to weight stigma and disordered eating risk.

  3. Develop a clinical approach to managing youth with higher BMIs that prioritizes health without increasing the risk of disordered eating.



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