2nd Annual Let’s Go! Childhood Obesity Conference

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How doctors, toddlers, and schools can stop an epidemic.

Learn how to build capacity in your practice, in your community and for your patients. Take away material you can use the next day.

Join us on September 11th, 12th & 13th, and enjoy the beautiful Maine coastline. Bring your family along and make it a long, fun weekend to remember!!


National Experts 

  • Christopher F. Bolling, MD, FAAP Program Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, Provisional Section on Obesity
  • Robert Lustig, MDPediatric Endocrinologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAPDirector, Nemours Pediatric Obesity Initiative, A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children
  • Charles Hillman, Ph.DAssociate Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Ludwig, MD, Ph.DDirector, New Balance Foundation, Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Robin Hamre, MPH, RDSenior Public Health Analyst,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Retired
  • Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, FAAPMedical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
  • Robert Schwartz, MDProfessor Emeritus of Pediatrics,Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Reginald Washington, MD, FAAPChief Medical Officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
  • Judith Young, PhDProfessor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Local Experts

  • Victoria Rogers, MDDirector, Let’s Go!, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center    
  • Jonathan Fanburg, MD, MPHMaine Medical Partners
  • Michael Dedekian, MDDirector, Countdown to a Healthy ME Program, Maine Medical Partners


September 12 & 13, 2013

MaineHealth Conference Center
110 Free Street, Portland, Maine


September 11th – Special Pre-conference Training Seminar
Motivational Interviewing: Building on What You Know About Making Behavior Change Happen

Featured trainers:

  • Robert Schwartz, MD – Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Robin Hamre, MPH, RD – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Retired