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National Obesity Experts to Speak at Creighton Conference

National Obesity Experts to Speak at Creighton Conference

National experts in the fields of childhood and adult obesity will speak at a March 7 conference on “Obesity 360° - A Comprehensive Review of Obesity,” sponsored by Creighton University Medical Center.

The daylong event, designed for health care professionals, begins at 8 a.m. with registration and concludes around 3:45 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 655 N. 108 St. The cost ranges from $35 to $115, depending on a participant’s health care specialty and date of registration.

Keynote speaker will be Eric C. Westman, M.D., director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., a clinic devoted to the management of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and tobacco dependence. He will speak on “How Low Can You Go? The Low Carbohydrate Nutrition and Significance of Protein in Weight Management.”

Also speaking will be Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., director of the Pediatric Weight Management Clinic at A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. Hassink, the author of “A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity,” will talk about “Pediatric Obesity: Implications and Management.”

Other topics to be covered during the conference include weight loss and maintenance, physical activity, psychiatric aspects of obesity, bariatric surgery, eating disorders, and pregnancy and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Conference co-sponsors are the Department of Family Medicine and the Continuing Medical Education Division at Creighton University School of Medicine. For more information, call 800.548.2633 or 402.280.1830 or visit CME’s website at cme.creighton.edu.