Pediatric Healthy Lifestyles & Metabolic Syndrome Learning Collaborative

The MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness (BCCW) and the South Carolina American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP) Pediatric Healthy Lifestyles Subcommittee are partnering on the launch of this state-wide virtual learning learning collaborative starting March 21, 2024! AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education Credits and CEU's available for this live activity.

Visit this link to register for the next session!

What is a Learning Collaborative?

A learning collaborative is a method for supporting practice change in which teams of peers and recognized experts come together to learn from each other in a focused topic area. This learning collaborative will allow for knowledge exchange and resource sharing to improve care delivered to pediatric patients in South Carolina.


All Sessions will be held at 12:15pm-1:15pm virtually via Zoom

  • March 21st: Starting the Healthy Lifestyle Conversation and Avoiding Stigma
  • June 20th: Ready. Set. SMART! Empowering Kids to Make Healthy Choices
  • September 19th: Best Practices for Evaluation of Obesity
  • December 19th: Treatment of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Main Topics of Focus:

  • Approaching the healthy lifestyle conversation and avoiding stigma
  • Addressing health disparities and social drivers of health
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles in primary care
  • Motivational interviewing and facilitating behavioral change
  • Best practices for pediatric obesity screening and management
  • Screening for and treating co-morbid conditions
  • Understanding the intersection between mental health and obesity
  • Effective models for transitions of care in the adolescent population
  • Community and online resources to support children and families

Collaborative Structure:

  • 30 minute presentation by a subject matter expert
  • 10 minutes of Q&A
  • 15 minutes of community resource sharing
  • 5 minute Q&A wrap up

Continuing Medical Education & Continuing Education Units

  • The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Participants receiving CME or CEU credits must create a portal account
  • Following each session, participants must self-record their attendance on their account. 
  • Visit this link for further assistance.
  • You can check your CMEs anytime by logging into your CME profile and click on the blue “sign in” box 
  • The CME office does not send certificates for each individual activity. You can request 1 free official credit letter and summary per year here
  • It is $25 dollars each additional request
  • It is recommended that you keep track in your CME Profile and then request the letter when you are looking to renew your license

For further questions, email us


Session Recordings:

  • Session 1-Starting the Healthy Lifestyle Conversation and Avoiding Stigma