August 2012 – News from the OAC
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OAC Inaugural Convention: Less than Three Months Away

Our Inaugural Convention is quickly approaching! This year’s meeting is already shaping up to be a tremendous success, with more than 100 registrants already signed-up, and we still have three months left to go!

Our full Convention Program agenda is online and includes a listing of all the speakers already confirmed. We are thrilled to have some of the biggest names in the field of obesity volunteer their time to speak at this historic event for the OAC. You can view the updated Convention Agenda by clicking here.>>>

We are excited to announce three new sponsors have signed-on in support of the Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention. We are proud to welcome Eisai and Vivus as Gold Sponsors, and Ethicon Endo-surgery as a Silver Sponsor. It isn’t too late to sign-on as a National Sponsor or secure your spot as an exhibitor. For more information on these support opportunities, please click here.

If you haven’t yet made your hotel reservations, we encourage you to do so soon. Our room block at the Hilton Anatole, our host hotel, is now 90 percent full! You can reserve your room online by clicking here.>>>

There is still time to register and take advantage of early-bird pricing. You can register to attend the OAC’s Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention online by clicking here.>>>

OAC Welcomes Two New Members to the Chairman’s Council and Thanks its Recently Renewed Council Members

The OAC Chairman’s Council continually welcomes new members to the OAC’s highest level. This past month, we are proud to welcome Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity and Southern Surgical Hospital.

Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity, located in Nashville, TN, is our most recent addition to the Chairman’s Council. This center is dedicated to helping individuals address their weight and has been home to many OAC volunteers and leaders. Southern Surgical Hospital (Slidell, LA) is our newest addition to Sponsored Membership Program. This facility has agreed to give each of their patients a one-year membership in the OAC and is actively getting involved to advance the cause of obesity. The OAC thanks both these new groups for their support and commitment to individuals affected by obesity.

We are also proud to announce companies/organizations that have recently renewed their membership in the Chairman’s Council. The OAC recognizes the following renewed Council members: Alaska Bariatric Center, Geisinger Healthcare System, Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians and the STOP Obesity Alliance.

Support by our Chairman’s Council members is a crucial way that the OAC is able to effectively represent the individual impacted by obesity. To learn more and view a complete list of OAC Chairman’s Council members, please click here.>>>

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