6th Annual Childhood Obesity Symposium

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • The Scottsdale Plaza Resort 7200 North Scottsdale Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

6th Annual Childhood Obesity Symposium


Hosted by the CARE Program, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The sixth annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium hosted by the Cardiometabolic Assessment Research and Education (CARE) Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The symposium offers healthcare providers an opportunity to learn from local and national experts in the area of pediatric obesity and obesity-associated conditions. The goal is to enhance the knowledge base of healthcare providers in order for them to improve the health and lives of children and families affected by obesity.

This event is for healthcare professionals in: Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Nephrology, Cardiology, Psychology, Nutrition/Dietetics


Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD is the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD is the Director of the Center for Health Equity Research and a Health Sciences Professor at Northern Arizona University

Corrie Whisner, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion and a Faculty Associate at the Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics at Arizona State University


Speaker: Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD

Presentation Title: The Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity

Learning Objectives:

1. To be able to evaluate children and adolescents for obesity and its comorbid conditions

2. To be able to implement prevention and treatment approaches for childhood obesity

Speaker: Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, PhD

Presentation Title: Strategies Developed by American Indian Communities to Improve Health

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify 3-4 assets in American Indian communities that tribal health programs have leveraged to promote health.

2. Identify 2 strategies that have been used in American Indian communities to promote healthy choices.

3. Identify 1 policy enacted by a tribal nation designed to shift social norms to improve community health.

Speaker: Corrie Whisner, PhD

Presentation Title: Exploring the Impact of Diet-Gut Microbiome Interactions on Pediatric Obesity

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify 5 foods and/or nutrients that positively infuence the gut microbiome and metabolic health in pediatric populations.

2. Describe how gut microbiomes metabolize nutritients from the diet.

3. Appreciate the importance of nutrition to improve pediatric health via gut microbial mechanisms.

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