Dr. Donna L. Antonucci, MD
Name and degree
Donna L. Antonucci, MD, FAAP
Where are you from?
Montgomery County, PA
Where do you work?
Drexel University College of Medicine
Several: Horseback riding, skiing, gardening, playing the piano and spending time with my family & friends
How long have you been with the EPIC® Obesity Program?
What do you like about the EPIC program, being a presenter, etc.?
It is a privilege to be involved with such a meaningful and practical program. The EPIC Pediatric Obesity is a very significant and vital program. It offers an update on current obesity prevention research and the American Academy of Pediatrics Expert Committee Recommendations for pediatric/adolescent overweight and obesity. Each presentation is not only co-presented by a physician and a dietician but also conveniently provided at the provider’s site. This program feature is not only unique and noteworthy but extremely appealing to me. It is gratifying to me that each presentation provides realistic suggestions that busy practitioners can utilize immediately with their patients, families and in the community. Being able to empower a provider and their staff to have the tools to address a patient’s food/activity/family goals at each visit is very rewarding for me.
Many varied community settings are involved with the evaluation, treatment and prevention of pediatric/adolescent obesity. I like the fact that the program is available to a wide range of groups/settings and that each presentation is tailored to the audience’s circumstances (e.g. physician’s office, school nurses, social workers, educators, etc.). This is an incredible benefit that is far reaching, impactful and especially meaningful to me.
Finally, one of the most fulfilling aspects about the program and being a presenter is the involvement I have with such a dedicated, hard working and gifted group of co-presenters and staff who are always optimistic, supportive and creative.
Advice to other presenters for delivering a great EPIC® Presentation
My recipe and advice for a successful EPIC Presentation
• Before the Presentation
Communicate with the Site
• Ask questions/concerns/obesity challenges/etc.
• Know your audience/know your location site/know the time limitations/know the expectations of the group
• Communicate with your co-presenter
During the Presentation
• Be there early/set up as needed
• Get the audience involved
After the Presentation
• Reconnect with the site if needed
• Reconnect with your co-presenter if needed
•Be timely with your paperwork
• For site location issues (i.e. waiting room logistics, etc.)
• Technical difficulties (Laptop, LCD projector, thumb drive of presentation, etc.)
• Time limitations (Always be respectful of your audience’s time)
• Address questions and concerns from the audience
• Your presentation and your co-presenter’s presentation
• Who is bringing the LCD, computer, slide presentation?
• The handout, packet and information given out at the presentation
• The community resources and referrals in the area