ECHO-Chicago: Childhood Obesity and Comorbidities-Spring 2021

March 31, 2021 to June 16, 2021
An estimated 32% of children in the United States are overweight or obese with an even greater prevalence among children living below the poverty level. Childhood obesity is linked to a number of serious risks and conditions and the problem has received widespread attention in recent years. Unfortunately, effective solutions are scarce. During this ECHO series, we will talk about both the scope of obesity in our country and recommendations for managing weight and conversations about weight in the primary care setting. We will discuss the recommendations for primary care providers put forth by the American Medical Association which are divided into subcategories that include reviewing life style habits, family history, physical examination, and laboratory testing. We will also learn about environmental causes of obesity as well as comorbidities. This series is suitable for all primary care providers who treat children and adolescent patients.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of childhood obesity.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors to determine which children should be screened and treated for common comorbidities of obesity, including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and impaired glucose metabolism;
  • Describe common psychosocial problems associated with childhood obesity and methods of treatment;
  • Determine approaches to counseling patients and families on lifestyle and behavioral changes that can combat obesity and are feasible within the primary care setting;
  • Identify secondary causes of obesity and potential pharmacological treatments;
  • Recognize individual and family, social, economic, and environmental barriers to change.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
03/31/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/16/2021 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
ECHO Obesity Spring 2021 Agenda
Agenda subject to change.
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
This course is an online webinar.
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.


ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact ECHO-Chicago via e-mail via at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Goutham Rao, MD  Goutham Rao, MD, FAHA
  Division Chief, Family Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  Clinician Experience Officer, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
 Daniel Johnson, MD Daniel Johnson, MD
  Director, ECHO-Chicago
  Professor of Pediatrics
  Chief, Section of Academic Pediatrics
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  Vice Chair, Clinical Services
                         University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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