Carl-Erik Flodmark has been treating childhood obesity since 1986 and presented his thesis on this subject in 1993. A regional Childhood Obesity Unit was stared as a project in 2001. In 2004 the Unit became an official tertiary referral centre for the Skåne Region and since 2006 its responsibilities increased to cover the South of Sweden. From 2002 until 2004 he was the President of the National Swedish Family Therapy Association. Currently he is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Obesity. He has developed a new treatment model for childhood obesity using solution focused brief therapy and structural family therapy. He is President of SPOC (Scandinavian Pediatric Obesity Conference), which in 2010 organised the pediatric satellite meeting at the International Conference on Obesity in Stockholm. Previously three other SPOC meetings have been organised.