The prevalence of pediatric obesity continues to increase, with adolescent obesity posing a significant concern because of the strong likelihood of obesity persisting from adolescence into adulthood. In this symposium, leaders in the fields of adolescent behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical weight loss will present the current empirical findings about these interventions, discuss special considerations for each type of intervention when used in adolescents, and discuss best approaches to treatment in this population.


11:15am Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents—Should This Be The 'Last Resort'?
Janey SA Pratt, MD
10:45am Weight Loss Medications for Adolescents—Not Just 'Miniature Adults'
Dyan S Hes, MD
10:15am Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions for Adolescents—State of the Art and New Frontiers
Elissa Jelalian, PhD