The OAC’s Convention Scholarship Fund: A Dream Becomes a Reality

A longtime dream for the OAC became a reality in 2012 when we hosted the organization’s Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention in Dallas, Texas. A meeting that was truly the first of its kind, the OAC’s Convention has grown to be the leading patient educational event that brings...



A Warm Welcome from the YWM2016 Welcoming Committee

by Rob Portinga I was asked why the Your Weight Matters National Convention is important to me, and how the event has made an impact in my life. In some ways, I thought this question was going to be a difficult question to answer. The first part was actually...



YWM2016 United We Stand – Inspiring Health

For the past 10 years, the Obesity Action Coalition has been the voice of those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. A little more than five years ago, the OAC National Board wanted to extend the OAC’s commitment to sharing evidence-based education on weight and health. Through...



Take Action and Make a Difference!

As we bid adieu to August and welcome September with open arms, it brings us to the realization that “Convention season” really has come to a close for 2015. The anticipation leading up to YWM2015 was palpable, and each attendee left San Antonio with a renewed sense of excitement,...



YWM2015 – Our Journey – Restore. Refresh. Renew.

This week we’ve been hinting at the theme of this year’s Your Weight Matters National Convention on our various social media networks. We hope you have had fun guessing what it could be. I am excited and honored to reveal the 2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention theme and logo today!...



YWM2014 – September 25 – 28, 2014 – Orlando, FL

The OAC’s 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is less than two months away, and the OAC staff is counting down the days until we see some familiar faces and many new faces joining us for what promises to be the best YWM Convention yet! There are many...



Mark Your Calendars!

I know many of you have seen the Your Weight Matters 2014 logo teasers on social media this week as we’ve unveiled a small piece of the convention theme and logo each day. Some of you may have already figured it out! Without further ado, I present to you...



Why We Do What We Do: A Look back at the 2013 Convention – Part 2

I loved taking a walk down memory lane in my first Blog shared last week, especially when it comes to the planning and set-up of what is one of the most inspiring events I’ve had the privilege to be part of. With the Convention being an annual event, we...



Why We Do What We Do: A Look back at the 2013 Convention – Part 1

It was 7:15 am on Monday, August 12, and Joe Nadglowski, OAC President/CEO, and myself were traveling out to Phoenix for the OAC’s 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention. Joe and I traveled out on the very early flight to Convention, while the rest of our team took...



YWM2013 Preview

As the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention quickly approaches, we take this time to reflect back on the great memories and experiences that made the Inaugural Convention such a success and to look forward to the top-notch education and welcoming community offered in August in Phoenix at...



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