8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marriott East Indianapolis, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN

This course is designed for clinicians who care for children in the ambulatory, primary care setting, including general pediatricians, family medicine physicians, family and pediatric nurse practitioners, primary care physician assistants, as well as behavioral health, nutrition and dietetics, registered nurses, and other clinicians who provide care to children who may be at risk of overweight or obesity.

This course will examine recent knowledge and best-practice developments relevant to preventing and managing pediatric overweight and obesity, providing optimal care and prevention, and practical application of knowledge, skills, and practices to busy primary care settings. The workshop will be capped by an afternoon intensive where participants will build knowledge and skills in applying motivational interviewing to prevent and manage childhood overweight and obesity in their patient populations.

Course objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe effective strategies to assess, diagnose, and manage childhood overweight and obesity in the primary care setting;
  • Demonstrate the use of weight-related motivational interviewing techniques to promote effective interactions among providers, patients and families. 

Accreditation statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana State Medical Association and Jump IN for Healthy Kids. The Indiana State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement

The Indiana State Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

This live activity, Managing Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in Primary Care Settings, with a beginning date of 09/16/16, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Our grateful acknowledgement to MDwise for an educational grant in support of this program. 

Faculty disclosure statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the Indiana State Medical Association must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


While it offers CME credits, this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.


Registration for this course is $35, which includes breakfast, lunch, course materials, and CME credit certificate. All registration fees will be refunded if cancellation is made before September 9, 2016.