COMP Seminar Series

The COMP Seminar Series meets bi-monthly to discuss current, relevant issues concerning child overweight.

At the conclusion of this activity, COMP Seminar Series participants will be able to:

  • Identify new evidence-based research strategies for treating overweight children
  • Counsel patients and their guardians about intervention methods and their expected impacts
  • Identify factors contributing to child overweight and the mechanics of the contributions of these factors to co-occurring conditions.
  • Unless otherwise stated, COMP Seminar Series events take place from 12:00-1:00pm at CMRC, 2430 N. Halsted, 1st Floor, Wolfson Conference Room.

Accreditation Statement:  

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upcoming COMP Seminars - the next COMP seminar will take place On Thursday,March 10, 2011 @ 12-1pm. The presenter will be Dr. Daniel Block. 

Previous COMP Seminars


Date of Presentation 




Marian Fitzgibbons, MD

Research on Happy Healthy Kids: Moving from Efficacy to Effectiveness


Peter Whitington, MD 

Cellular Signaling in Experimental Fatty Liver Disease


Dan Kirchenbaum, MD 

Useful Options for Treating Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: The Remarkable Potential of Immersion Programs 


Adolfo Ariza, MD & Maryann Mason, PhD 

Nutrogenomics, Bio-Engineering and Obesity Research: Report back from NIH/NSF & IOM Workshops on Emerging Directions


Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH 

How Does Obesity Affect Injuries?


Helen Binns, MD, MPH

Issues on Obesity Management in Primary Care


Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH & Roopa Seshadri, MS

Children's Obesity Database


Kelly Lowry, PhD

Self Esteem in Overweight Children and the Impact of Weight Management Programs: Implications for Clinicians and Researchers


Rick Weiss

Computer Technologies for Weight Management


Xiaobin Wang, MD, MPH, ScD

Metabolic Syndrome: New Cohort Study Results


Lester Arguelles, PhD, MS

Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome-a role beyond Bone Metabolism


Maryann Mason, PhD

Child Physical Activity: Do Safety and Built Environments Matter?


James Young, MD

Effects of maternal diet on sympathetic nervous system (SNS) function in offspring of the rat: potential contributor to obesity




Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH

Disturbances in Early Weight Gain in Obese Children


Phyllis Zee, MD



Beverly McElmurry, MD

Child obesity prevention associated conceptual framework programs and evaluations: UIC/CON's experiences


Boyd Metzger

What happens to progeny of mothers with diabetes as they grow up?


Phyllis Zee, MD

Sleep and obesity: interacting epidemics?


Kelly Lowry, PhD

The impact of parenting practices and risk for child obesity in early childhood.


Steve Rothschild, MD

The block-by-block campaign & study: community-level intervention in diabetes.

5/7/2010 Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD. Updates on cardiovascular risk reduction in children.
11/4/2010 Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, Ph.D. Early life programming by sex hormones, implications for childhood obesity.
1/6/2011 Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D. Engaging "Community" in Obesity prevention & treatment: The work of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN).


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