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2012 Summit

8th Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit

Movement Matters: Physical Activity for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Its Co-Morbidities

Friday, November 2, 2012
East Carolina Heart Institute

Keynote Speaker: "Physical Activity and Society" presented by Shellie Pfohl, MS, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

* Slides from this presentation are not available for download.

Plenary Speakers:

Concurrent, Repeated Afternoon Workshops:

  • Motivation and Behavior
    Presented by Lesley Lutes, PhD

    Click here for slides from Dr. Lutes' presentation.

  • Assessment of Physical Activity and Fitness in Children
    Presented by Matthew Mahar, EdD

    Click here for slides from Dr. Mahar's presentation


Concluding Plenary: "Exercise As Medicine"

  • Moderator: David Collier, MD, PhD
  • Description: 4 sequential platform presentations selected from abstracts related to physical activity programming that address obesity and co-morbidities.

"Use of a portable gym system in adolescents in a pediatric weight management program"
Presented by: Dominique Williams, MD, FAAP
Click here for Dr. William's presentation.

"Impact of a mentoring-based exercise program on fitness, weight-related outcomes, self-perceptions and motivation in overweight adolescents"
Presented by: Tom Raedeke, PhD & Megan Elizabeth Sawyer, BS
Click here for Ms. Sawyer's presentation.

"Effects of Resistance Training for Lower Extremity Strengthening in Adolescents Who Are Obese"
Presented by: Amy Gross McMillan, PT, PhD
Click here for Dr. Gross McMillan's presentation

"Effects of An Afterschool Physical Activity Intervention on Physical Activity, Aerobic Fitness and Body Composition
Presented by: Grace Anne Edwards, MS
Click here for Ms. Edwards' presentation.