Obesity Management for Pediatric Patients Symposium

This symposium is designed to provide an overview of effective screening, diagnostic and treatment tool available to the general practitioner caring for the obese pediatric patient.

At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Compare state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices influencing the care of the pediatric obese patient to current practices in order to independently and consistently identify sound medical practices and adjust standards of care
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of co-morbid conditions presenting in the obese pediatric patient
  • Investigate other pieces of the complex solutions to the growing problem of childhood obesity, including public policy initiatives intended to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity.

Obesity Conference Faculty

  • Cynthia Anderson, MD
    Assistant Professor of General Obstetrics
    UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • David Allen, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    UW Department of Pediatrics
  • Ellen Connor, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
    UW Department of Pediatrics
  • Kari Hegeman, MD
    General Pediatrician
    Dean Clinic
  • Tracy Flood, MD, PhD
    UW Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Amy Peterson, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    UW Department of Pediatrics

General Information


1345 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave, Madison, WI


$20; fee includes materials, break, and lunch

Parking and Driving Directions

Free parking is available in Lots 60 and 76 on the UW campus. Both are a short walk from the HSLC. View Parking Map

Administrative Features/CME

Accreditation Statement

St. Mary's Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA/PRA Credit Designation Statement

St. Mary's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of St. Mary's Hospital that the faculty, authors, planners, and others who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

For Further Information

For conference information, please contact:

  • banderson [at] pediatrics.wisc.edu (Barb Anderson), or by phone: (608) 263-8542
  • gale_garvey [at] ssmhc.com (Gale Garvey), or by phone: (608) 258-6290

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Barbara Anderson at (608) 263-8542.