Obesity SIG

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SIG Description

The obesity SIG is a group of pediatricians interested in childhood obesity.


The mission of the obesity SIG is to connect individuals who share an interest in childhood obesity, share resources, research, and best practices.

Past Meetings

Meeting 2008

April 2015 Newsletter Article

This year's SIG will focus on hot topics in obesity research and motivational interviewing with an emphasis on translating applications into your practice and community. Presentations will include "Xenobiotics, Transgenerational Effects, and Obesity," by David Collier, MD, PhD and "Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health," by Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH, both from the East Carolina University Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. Then, learn about the evidence and feasibility for incorporating motivational interviewing (MI) in community and academic settings to address childhood obesity.  Presentations will include "Brief MI Office Visits - Does this Really Work to Reduce Child BMI?" by Sarah Armstrong, MD, Duke University; "Implementing Lifestyle Screening and MI for Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Pediatric Clinics," by Matthew Haemer, MD, MPH, University of Colorado; and "Training Residents in Behavioral Approaches to Address Childhood Obesity" by Stephen Gillaspy, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.


Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

David Collier, MD, PhD
174 Ed Warren Life Sciences
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252) 744-3538

Matthew Haemer, MD MPH
4690 E Perry Parkway
Denver, CO 80121
Phone: (720) 777-7474

Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH
1200 Children's Ave, Ste 12400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) -27-4407



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