Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pediatric Obesity Symposium 2009 - New Braunfels
4 April 2009
New Braunfels Pediatrics Associates presents:
2nd Annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium
Saturday, April 4, 2009

McKenna Event Center
801 W. San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

The goal of this symposium is to implement a multidisciplinary approach within our community for the identification and management of childhood obesity.

This seminar is targeted to pediatricians, family medicine physicians, physician assistants, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, office and school nurses, healthcare policy makers, and any other medical specialists with an interest in pediatric obesity.

Discuss the magnitude of the pediatric obesity problem at the medical and community levels.
Outline the financial impact of pediatric obesity statewide and nationwide.
Identify nutritional needs and deficiencies in obese children.
Discuss the diagnosis and management of liver disease in obese children.
Illustrate the relationship between ADHD and weight status.
Identify neurological conditions and treatment options.
Discuss ways to promote a successful physical activity program for weight loss.
Explain the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea and determine appropriate management.
Identify barriers for reimbursement and coding for obesity management.
Appraise a successful evidence-based school program for pediatric obesity and the lasting impact made in the community.
Encourage the development of interpersonal relationships with medical and community professionals who are interested in promoting the overall health of children.


7:00 A.M. Registration and continental breakfast
7:45 A.M. Welcome and Introductory Remarks (Ramos)
8:00 A.M. The Price We Pay for Pediatric Obesity: Addressing Health Literacy & Community Involvement (Campos)
8:30 A.M. Vitamin D Deficiency and Renal Complications in Obese Children (Lynch)
9:00 A.M. Diagnosis and Management of Liver Disease in Children (Torres)
9:30 A.M. Learning, Behavior and Obesity (Statler)
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Neurology Update and Treatment Options (Rotenberg)
11:00 A.M. Implementing a Successful Physical Activity Program (Gomez)
11:30 A.M. Diagnosis And Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Children (Patel)
12:00 P.M. Reimbursement And Coding of Outpatient Services for Obese Patients (Owens)
12:30 P.M. Lunch Presentation
Bienestar- A Successful Evidence-Based School Program for Obese Children (Treviño)
1:30 P.M. Wrap up and Evaluation (Ramos)

Awilda I. Ramos, MD, FAAP
Private Practice Pediatrics
New Braunfels Pediatrics Associates, PA
New Braunfels, Texas
Carlos Campos, MD, MPH
Family Medicine, Private Practice
New Braunfels, Texas
Jorge E. Gomez, MD
Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
Clinical Professor, UTHSCSA
Stephen A. Harrison, MD, LTC, MC
Chief of Hepatology, Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Jane L. Lynch, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UTHSCSA
Mary E. Owens, RN, BSN, CPC-PEDS
Certified Pediatric Coder, Clinic Administrator
New Braunfels Pediatric Associates, PA
New Braunfels, Texas
Tarak Patel, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics, and Sleep Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Joshua S. Rotenberg, MD
President & Medical Director
Neurology & Sleep Specialists PA
San Antonio, Texas
Mark D. Statler, MD
Private Practice, Pediatrics
New Braunfels Pediatrics Associates, PA
New Braunfels, Texas
Roberto P. Treviño, MD
Private Practice, Internal Medicine
Executive Director, The Bienestar Diabetes Prevention Program
San Antonio, Texas

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care and New Braunfels Pediatrics Associates. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians $50
PAs/NPs $35
Others $25

Fee includes seminar, course materials, CME credits, continental breakfast, break and luncheon. Refund of registration fee will be issued if cancellation is received no less than 72 hours prior to the program. No refunds will be made after the program begins. Deadline for registration is March 28, 2009.

Advance registration is required! Registrations must be accompanied by a payment.

To register online and pay via credit card, go to Click on ‘Register for CME activities’ and select the 2nd Annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium. Simply click Register now, and create a login and password.

Make Checks Payable to New Braunfels Pediatrics Associates
Mail with registration form to:
Jann Harrison, CME Program Manager
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care
333 N. Santa Rosa St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

For questions or for further information please contact Jann Harrison, CME Program Manager, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care 210.704.3785 or email