An update of new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with emphasis on roles for medications and bariatric surgery, and an introduction to the ASMBS Childhood Obesity Toolkit.

Learning Objectives

The audience will understand the updated guidelines for metabolic and bariatric surgery from the AAP and appreciate their evolution. The audience will understand the current role of medications use in obesity management in children, both as medical therapy and as an adjunct to surgery. The audience will be introduced to materials in the Childhood Obesity Toolkit on the ASMBS website and how to use them.

3:45pm Psychosocial Trends in Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Sanita Ley, PhD
4:15pm The Complex Patient—Genetic Mutations, Transplant Candidates, and Others
Artur Chernoguz
4:45pm Endoscopy for Diagnosis and Treatment in Children with Severe Obesity
Marwa Abu El Haija, MD
5:15pm Adjourn