Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO)

Conference at Wilf 1Since 2016, CPOM has sponsored the Annual Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO) Workshop.  Each year 20 health professional gather for a 1 day workshop with focus on the use of pharmacotherapy for pediatric obesity safely while identifying biological targets of obesity treatments and mechanisms of action and outcomes of currently FDA-approved and off-label medications for the treatment of obesity in adults and youth.  

ACTIVITY PURPOSE/STATEMENT OF NEED
Youth with severe obesity are often unable to lose a clinically-meaningful amount of weight with lifestyle modification alone. Pharmacological therapies are emerging as a recognized adjunctive strategy to address this otherwise recalcitrant disease, yet no guidelines currently exist for the responsible clinical use of obesity pharmacotherapy in the pediatric patient.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Health care providers, researchers, and others interested in the clinical management of pediatric obesity.

FORMAT
Case studies, lectures, and group discussion. 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Utilize pharmacotherapy for pediatric obesity in a safe and responsible fashion
  • Identify biological targets of obesity treatments
  • Identify the mechanisms of action and outcomes of currently FDA-approved and off-label medications for the treatment of obesity in adults and youth

ACCME logoAccreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.