Healthy Lifestyles = Healthy LifeStars Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 - Iowa Memorial Union

Conference - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Networking Social Hour to follow

Dr. Groos earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI. She returned to Iowa in 2004 and joined Blank Children’s  Hospital General Pediatric Department.  She is a board-certified pediatrician and an adjunct faculty member with the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. She is active in community and legislative advocacy and health eating and active living promotion with many partners within the state. Dr. Groos served as the lead physician for her clinic for the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute on Healthy Childhood Weight (IHCW) Childhood Obesity in Primary Care (COPC) Quality Improvement project in 2016 and as IHCW ancillary faculty for the COPC 3.0 project.

She currently serves as Lead Faculty for the ongoing COPC projects. Dr. Groos leads the 5-2-1-0 Health Care Program in Iowa. She serves as a childhood obesity advisor (COACH network member) for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity. She is the director of the Healthy Kids Center at Blank Children’s Hospital. She is a past-president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chair of the chapter committee on legislation, and founder and chair of the chapter committee on obesity. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Iowa Medical Society, Polk County  Medical Society, John Stoddard Cancer Center, and The Youth Tribe. She received the 2018 Iowa Medical Society Physician Community Service Award for her statewide childhood obesity work.

She will be the keynote speaker at the Healthy Lifestyles = Healthy LifeStars conference on November 6th at the Iowa  Memorial Union. Additional presentation topics include nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, and adverse outcomes related to obesity.

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