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Annual Symposium - May 18, 2011

Symposium Overview
Children’s National Obesity Institute presents the third annual Pediatric Obesity Symposium, entitled “From Cradle to College: Best Practices in Obesity Prevention.” This event will convene experts from various disciplines to share ideas, success stories, ongoing challenges, and the future promise of prevention strategies to fight childhood obesity, both in the District of Columbia and nationwide.

This year’s symposium will focus on successful models of pediatric obesity prevention and expert recommendations in the field along pediatric age continuum, both from clinical and community-based approaches.

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Event Details
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Location: Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

  • Free Parking
  • Accessible via Metro at the Southern Avenue station (Green Line)
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
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  • To increase DC-wide awareness in the prevention/behavior modification arm of the Children’s National Obesity Institute
  • To facilitate learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration concerning the prevention of pediatric overweight and obesity
  • To support the sharing and interpretation of relevant pediatric obesity prevention policy initiatives
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Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30am



Yolandra Hancock, MD
Associate Director, Children's National Obesity Institute
Children's National Medical Center
Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
Director, Children's National Obesity Institute
Senior Vice President
Children's National Medical Center
Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

Current Prevention Initiatives in the District:

Nazrat Mirza, MD, ScD
Director of Clinical and Community Obesity Initiatives,
Children's National Obesity Institute
Children's National Medical Center

Chaya Merrill, DrPH
Director, Child Health Data Lab
The Child Health Advocacy Institute
Children's National Medical Center

Greg Rhett
Director of Resident Engagement, DCPNI
Toddler Obesity Prevention: Healthy Lifestyle Behavior from the Beginning
Maureen Black, Ph.D.
John A. Scholl Professor, Pediatrics
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Keynote Address:
Stealth Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Healthy Weight, Stanford University & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health
Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine and Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research Associate
"The We Can! Program:
Successes and Lessons Learned"

Melinda Kelley, Ph.D.
Policy Analyst, Division for the Application of Research Discoveries
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute / NIH
Let's Move! One Year Later
Shale Wong, MD, MSPH
Health Policy Advisor
Office of the First Lady
Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Evan Nadler, MD
Co-Director, Children's National Obesity Institute
Children's National Medical Center Health Policy Advisor
Office of the First Lady

Please email the Obesity Institute team for more information.

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