March 6, 2014 Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, WPB

Thank you for making the March 6, 2014 event a success!

More than 250 people participated in making it a success. We want to THANK each of our exhibitors and participants for sharing in our communities success,
List of Registered Exhibitors:  All supporting exhibitors will be listed with website links on this site in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience.

CE & CME credit? You need to fill out your evaluation of the program to receive your attendance certificate.
Click here: This link expires Dec. 19, 2014 after this date you will no longer be able to receive credit for this program!


"A Community Approach to Pediatric Obesity " 

1.5 hours continuing Education Credit (Click on title for PDf file of presentation slides) 

Keynote Speaker: Sandra Hassink, MD President Elect, the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Hassink is recognized internationally as an expert in child obesity prevention. Dr. Hassink has chaired the AAP Obesity Leadership Workgroup, the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Advisory Committee, in addition she has authored two books: “Pediatric Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care,” and “A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management.”
Schedule of Presentation:  Afternoon: 3:00 – 4:45 Evening: 7:00 – 8:45


Program Overview: This important education program presented by a nationally recognized leader in the area of childhood obesity, "A Community Approach to Pediatric Obesity”, will define the current  expert guidelines on obesity and raise the awareness of health concerns caused by the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity. By specifically addressing appropriate nutrition and activity in the under 5 year old population the community will learn some positive family-based lifestyle changes that can be addressed in the pediatric care community.  Learning positive approaches to lifestyle changes can have a healthy impact on our vulnerable pediatric population and be a healthy lesson for all of us. 

  1. Define the Expert Guidelines on Obesity. 
  2. Recognize obesity related comorbidities.
  3. Differentiate the impact of the obesity epidemic in the under 5 population 
  4. Define feeding and activity problems common to the under 5 group of patients.
  5. Describe approaches to family based lifestyle change that can be addressed in a pediatric care center

 CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc. and Palm Beach Pediatric Society (PBPS). AKH Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AKH Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AKH Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
AKH Inc. designates this educational activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). Accreditation applies solely to educational activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product by the ANCC-COA.

Our Community Weighs in on Children's

Health, Wellness & Pediatric Obesity

Prices were: $ 20.00 afternoon session * Evening session $ 40.00
 Afternoon Session: Fair 1:00 - 3:00 Speaker 3:00 - 4:45 PM
 Afternoon Target Audience: Pediatric Healthcare providers, Physicians, Nurses, Childcare Providers, Social Workers, Pediatric Case Managers, and Medical Office Personnel – all providers who care for children are welcome. This event is NOT open to the public. This event is for local pediatric and children’s services professionals.
  Evening Session: Fair 5:00 - 7:00 PM Speaker 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  Evening Target Audience : Members of the Palm Beach Pediatric Society, Pediatric Healthcare providers, Physicians, Nurses, select pediatric office personnel and member's guests. Registration will be limited to non members or guests of the Palm Beach Pediatric Society.

 The Children’s Health & Wellness Fair

of Medical Resources & Ancillary Services

  •  Over 50 organizations showcased their services to pediatric healthcare and childcare providers. 
  •  Physician and community selected organizations and businesses includes non-profits, hospitals and businesses / organizations for children.
  •  CME/CE Educational credits are being planned for physicians and nurses for Keynote Pediatric Obesity Presentation.
  •  Attendance 125-150 pediatric healthcare and wellness providers and support staff attended this event.
  • This event was NOT open to the public. This event was for local pediatric and children’s services professionals only…those who can directly refer patients to your organization. 
  •  Advanced registration/payment for event tracked exhibitors & participant’s attendance.
 Jointly sponsored by The Palm Beach Pediatric Society…All relevant financial responsibility with this program belongs to the P B Pediatric Society.
Exhibitors Registration CLICK HERE: Children's Services Fair Exhibit Registration