Pediatrics - Grand Rounds

Topic: Early Onset Obesity: from Genetics to Therapeutics


Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting


Joan Han, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Target Audience:

Community Physicians, Faculty, Residents/Fellows, Staff/Employees

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to:
1. Review recommended criteria for genetic testing in pediatric patients with obesity.
2. Describe clinical features of leptin pathway and syndromic obesity conditions.
3. Select appropriate genetic testing methods for early onset obesity.
4. Identify targeted therapies for leptin pathway defects.
5. Recognize the role of genetic and epigenetics in population variance in obesity risk.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Nemours Children's Specialty Care. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

Additional Information

Biblio source https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20451244/

Quiz release date: December 6, 2021
Quiz expiration date: February 6, 2023


Dr. Han has disclosed that she receives research support from Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: https://cme.ufl.edu/disclosure/. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

For additional information, contact Laura Lowry (904) 633-4199 laura.lowry@jax.ufl.edu.