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In this activity, Dr. Domino will discuss easy and effective strategies for encouraging weight loss in patients. He will discuss what constitutes healthy eating and dispel some food and diet myths.

This program is designed to increase knowledge and confidence of primary care healthcare professionals (HCPs) with the goal of individualizing treatment of adult obesity. In this activity, participants will be presented with an in-depth case study of a simulated patient with obesity to help them identify and address clinical challenges they may encounter in their practice.

Healthy Habits

Dr. Domino addresses several questions relevant to primary care providers regarding treating infections in children, obesity, diet and exercise. He also reviews new information on dietary supplements and lists suggestions for lifestyle for managing obesity.

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Using two cases scenarios, Dr. Teresia O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, reviews the challenges and solutions for managing obesity in children, including when to screen for comorbid conditions and key behaviors to focus on in children to help them lose weight and encourage health lifestyle habits.

Pediatric Obesity

Drs. Sanchez and Brosco, an endocrinologist and a pediatrician specializing in childhood obesity, provide guidance for primary care clinicians on assessment, referral, lab tests and prevention for pediatric patients with or at risk for obesity.


Dr. Caroline Apovian, one of the foremost experts on weight loss in the U.S., discusses the problem of childhood and adolescent obesity and offers some clinical pearls for primary care clinicians to use in their practices.

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In this case presentation, P. Barton Duell, M.D., Director, Lipid Disorders Clinic and LDL Apheresis, and Director, Lipid-Atherosclerosis Laboratory at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, shares strategies for assessing cardiovascular risk and customizing lipid lowering therapy in an asymptomatic physically active 66 year-old man with mildly elevated LDL cholesterol and a strong family history of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Duell also discusses use of recently approved PCSK9 inhibitors for cholesterol reduction in patients with established cardiovascular disease.

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Inhibitors of the PCSK9 protein represent an important new therapeutic class for patients with familiar hypercholesterolemia or established CVD who require further LDL-C lowering beyond what statins can provide. This Case Curriculum illustrates two patient scenarios for the use of PCSK9 inhibitors, and reviews selection of patients who require more intensive LDL-C lowering and clinical efficacy and safety data for these novel agents.

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In this Expert Perspective, Caroline Apovian, MD, discusses evidence-based approaches to treating obesity in a patient with type 2 diabetes, including the role of diet and exercise, pharmacologic therapy, and surgery, and which guidelines are most helpful for formulating a treatment plan that results in sustained weight loss and improved overall health.

Childhood Obesity

The rate of childhood obesity has reached almost epidemic proportions in the recent years. Dr. O’Connor will review the current guidelines from health organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, regarding screening, assessments and recommendations for lifestyle behaviors associated with childhood obesity and appropriate screening for obesity-related medical conditions among youth. She will discuss evidence- based behavioral change strategies for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity that can be employed in pediatric primary care clinics.

Pediatric Obesity: A Practitioner’s Guide to a Community Problem

Obesity in childhood is associated with multiple comorbidities and one out of every 3 children is classified as obese or overweight by their 5th birthday. This program will review the epidemiology and etiology of obesity in childhood. Participants will be able to discuss behaviors within the family that can reduce the risk of obesity as well as discuss community based strategies for childhood obesity.