Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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6:19 PM Eastern 5:19 PM Central
4:19 PM Mountain 3:19 PM Pacific

Origination: 12/15/14
Termination: 12/01/19


Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. Physicians are treating more children with diseases once seen only in adults such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

This in-depth education will cover a range of topics from diagnosis to treatment.

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The following speakers, planners or anyone who controls the content of the activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests:
Stephanie Walsh, M.D.; Debby Pollack, M.D.; Michael DeGuzman; Cagney Stiggers; Jeanne Andrews; Ashley Skorcz; Wendy Palmer; Jenny Puestow; Anne Symons; Anthony Cooley, M.D.; Thuy Bui, M.D.

The following planner who has control of the content has disclosed an affiliation or financial interest:
Donald Batisky, M.D.
- Serves as an Advisory Board Member for Takeda
- Receives consulting fee, honorarium, lodging and meals from Takeda
- Is a researcher for clinical trials sponsored by Takeda and Novartis

These relationships create a conflict of interest which was resolved prior to the November 7, 2012 webcast.


Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, others involved in managing care of children.

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All attendees must register to earn credit. If you do not register you will not have access to the evaluation and post test which are required in order to earn credit. If you plan to watch the content with a group, make sure to register in advance. After the webcast you will receive an email with the link to the evaluation and post test.

If you are interested in participating in this CME activity, please complete the pre-survey and registration form below. You are required to take the pre-survey. You will not be graded on the pre-survey. The pre-survey is a baseline assessment of the knowledge of our learners. Your pre-survey will not be tracked on an individual basis.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated below; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted below. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.

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At the end of the event, registered participants will be able to take the post-event evaluation and test in order to receive a certificate. The certificate will be sent via email.

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Pre-Activity Survey

1. What are the appropriate steps in diagnosing a patient with Stage 1 pediatric hypertension?

A) Obtaining a blood pressure rate between the 95th and 99th percentile on three seperate occasions
B) Review of family medical history
C) Physical examination
D) Laboratory evaluation including the lipid profile and glucose tolerance

2. What treatment protocol should be followed upon diagnosis of Stage 1 pediatric hypertension?

A) Provide lifestyle modification counseling focused on weight reduction, regular physical activity, and dietary modification
B) Begin antihypertensive therapy regiment
C) Refer pediatric patient to the care of a specialist

3. What are the indications for use of anti-hypertensive drugs in patients with Stage I pediatric hypertension?

A) Symptomatic hypertension
B) Secondary hypertension
C) Established hypertensive target-organ damage

4. What treatment protocol should be followed upon diagnosis of Stage 2 pediatric hypertension?

A) Provide lifestyle modification counseling focused on weight reduction, regular physical activity, and dietary modifications.
B) Begin antihypertensive therapy regiment.
C) Refer pediatric patient to the care of a specialist

5. I am confident in my ability to diagnose pediatric hypertension.
6. I am confident in my ability to provide evidence-based management to patients with pediatric hypertension.
7. In my practice I will diagnose and treat patients with pediatric hypertension, rather than refer.
8. Do you diagnose and treat pediatric patients with hypertension?
9. What percentage of patients (under 18 yrs.) seen by your practice have hypertension?
10. Have you completed the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4life Provider Program?
11. Have you participated in a Strong4Life Provider Training in Motivational Interviewing?
12. Have you participated in any other Strong4Life Webcast?
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14. Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish origin?
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16. Years since medical school completed: (optional)
17. How did you hear about the Hypertension webcast?
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