Summits 2007

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2007 Summit

The 4th Annual Pediatric Healthy Weight Summit

"Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment Using Cognitive and Behavioral Tools to Motivate Behavioral Change"

March 29 & 30, 2007
Greenville Hilton, Greenville, NC

Keynote speakers ~

  • Dr. Len Epstein, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Behavioral Medicine at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Inventor of the Stoplight Diet

  • Dr. Robert Schwartz, Professor and Section Head of Pediatric Endocrinology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Motivational Interviewing Expert

Over 150 people attended the 2007 summit, with 152 attending Day 1 and 106 attending Day 2. Participants represented a wide range of disciplines, such as medicine, public health, allied health and nursing. They came from 14 states and 42 counties across North Carolina ranging from Buncombe County in the mountains to Pasquotank County on the eastern coast.

Participants rated the summit very highly, with 100% of those completing the overall evaluation stating their expectations for the day were met and the information was relevant to their work.

Objectives of the summit were to:

  • Explore the limitations of "provider-centered" health care for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity;
  • Evaluate the evidence supporting the use of cognitive behavioral tools for obesity management;
  • Examine innovative clinical and community-based programs that use cognitive and behavioral tools and methods to motivate healthy lifestyle changes; and
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques and other "patient-centered" cognitive and behavioral techniques to motivate children and their families to engage in healthful behaviors.

To review program information, see the links below:

Summit Sponsors

  • ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research & Treatment Center
  • The Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • ECU Department of Exercise & Sport Science
  • Pitt Partners for Health, Nutrition & Physical Activity Partners subcommittee
  • The Brody School of Medicine Medical Student Council
  • Eastern AHEC -- Division of Continuing Medical Education and Division of Allied & Public Health

For more information on the 2007 Summit:
Contact Yancey Crawford, MPH, at (252) 744-5061 or at