Description & Objectives

Description & Objectives

Intended Audience

This course is intended for primary-care physicians, fellows, residents, medical school students and all other health-care providers in Washington interested in the topics that will be presented.

Needs Statement

The need for this program was based on resident and faculty interviews with target audience members on standards of care and innovative practice styles, current review of literature and evaluation results from past programs. These needs will be addressed in an educational forum centered on the care of patients, families and communities from a family-practice perspective.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Diagnose obesity in children, identify and work-up secondary causes of obesity and distinguish when and how to screen for co-morbidities in obese children
  • Identify the cardiovascular complications of obesity, including diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia and outline the learning, behavioral and mental health complications of pediatric obesity
  • Recognize the role that sweetened beverages play in promoting childhood obesity and separate science from hyperbole in the debate over high fructose corn syrup
  • Utilize evidence-based interventions for preventing pediatric obesity and review maternal nutrition and breastfeeding as it relates to pediatric obesity
  • Discuss local organizations that have programs in place to prevent and treat pediatric obesity
  • Identify and communicate effectively with patients suffering from disordered eating patterns
  • Assess the use of BMI in childhood, evaluate the evidence for progression of obesity and dyslipidemia through childhood and decide when intervention should begin
  • Describe the evidence-based sports medicine physical examination, focus on high-yield screening questions during a youth sports medicine physical examination and summarize new areas of sports medicine research currently in process
  • Review the normal physiology of puberty for males and females, list syndromes that cause abnormal puberty and diagnose and manage these syndromes
  • Define resiliency, identify intrinsic and environmental factors that correlate with resiliency or lack thereof and discuss interventions that might take place in the primary-care physician’s office
  • Recognize how young men and male adolescent patients think and review the specific health needs of the male adolescent
  • Discuss the current prevalence of teen pregnancy and STDs in the adolescent population and review evidence-based contraceptives for this population
  • Outline local, state and national laws that affect direct provision of care of adolescents; identify adolescent, parental and institutional factors of adolescent health care and develop strategies to address legal and ethical challenges of caring for adolescents in outpatient clinical settings
  • Use the right language and ask the right questions when inquiring about LGBTQ youth patient history, discuss health issues specifically faced by the LGBTQ population and evaluate for and manage these specific health issues
  • Review current adolescent substance abuse behaviors and practices, identify effective screening tools for at-risk patients and access management and treatment resources
  • Discuss the topics presented in lectures with faculty member experts

Description & Objectives
CME Credit
Registration Fees

Online registration is closed.
Walk-in registration will be available at conference.

June 7, 2013
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7:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m.

Swedish/First Hill
Glaser Auditorium


Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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