Heart Matters: Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Kids

Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146  

Oct 27, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (ET)

A Symposium on Hypertension, Lipid Abnormalities, and Obesity

A multidisciplinary team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), including members from the Divisions of Cardiology, Nephrology, and Endocrinology, invite you to learn more about the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk factors in children. The symposium will include presentations on hypertension guidelines, obesity in children and adolescents, hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents, and more.


  • 8 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome, Introduction, and Announcement about the New Wellness Program: Mark Schwartz, MBA
  • 8:45 a.m. – Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Camille Michaud, MD
  • 9:17 a.m. – AAP Guidelines for Pediatric HTN — A Nephrologist’s Perspective: Kevin Meyers, MBBCh
  • 9:45 a.m. – AAP Guidelines for Pediatric HTN — A Cardiologist’s Perspective: Shobha Natarajan, MD
  • 10:15 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – Hyperlipidemia in Children and Adolescents — Diagnosis and Management: Julie Brothers, MD
  • 11 a.m. – Diet, BP, Lipids, and Obesity, Exercise: Melodee Mendoza, MSN, and Elizabeth Wright, MS
  • 11:45 a.m. – Panel Discussion / Q&A

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Abe Cooperman at coopermana@email.chop.edu or 267-426-2506.

Stay tuned for registration details!