Summit 2006

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2006 Summit

The 3rd Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit

"Childhood Obesity: Best Evidence, Best Practices"

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the Greenville Hilton, Greenville, NC
Program: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 3rd Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit was a tremendous success with over 160 health professionals and researchers attending. A number of disciplines were represented including physicians, nurses, health educators, exercise professionals, registered dietitians, students and others. Participants came from 32 different counties in North Carolina, ranging from the mountains to the coast.

Results from the program evaluation were positive, with the vast majority of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing that their expectations for the summit were met (96%), the information was relevant to their work (99%) and the objectives for the conference were met (96%).

Objectives of the summit were to:

  • Describe the scope of health care problems related to childhood obesity with special focus on North Carolina
  • Define the pathophysiology of obesity as a self-promoting feed-forward process
  • Examine and analyze the quality of translational research related to obesity
  • Evaluate the strength of evidence supporting physical activity and poor dietary habits as significant causes of childhood obesity
  • Distinguish which approaches to obesity treatment/prevention have sufficient evidence to recommend them
  • Differentiate medical options for treating childhood obesity including medicines, bariatric surgery and new devices

To review program information, see the links below:

For more information:
Contact Ms. Yancey Crawford, MPH, at (252) 744-5061 or by e-mail at

The 3rd Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit was sponsored by the ECU-University Health Systems Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center, ECU Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Pitt County Medical Society, Kate and Isaac Brody Foundation, the Jerry Atkins Fund, the Brody School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education and Eastern AHEC,
Division of Allied and Public Health.