Obesity Action Alert – February 2018
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YWM2018 Registration and Housing Opens March 5

February OAAThe OAC is gearing up for another amazing and successful 7th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention in 2018 that will be taking place in the beautiful city of Denver from July 19-22. As programming is continuing to be developed, we are pleased to announce that registration and housing for YWM2018 will open on Monday, March 5!

If you are looking to unite with like-minded people who are concerned with weight and health, this one-of-a-kind event is for you! While attending this four-day Convention, you will have the opportunity to learn about 50+ weight management and health topics from leading experts in the field, explore our EXPO Hall, participate in energizing exercise classes and connect with the OAC community! The OAC is dedicated to providing unique topics, hand-picked speakers, advocacy training and much more to individuals who are looking to learn more about weight management and become more involved in the cause.

After registering for the Convention, you can secure your hotel room at the YWM2018 official host hotel – the Hilton Denver City Center. The OAC has secured a block of rooms specifically for those who plan on attending the Convention at a discounted rate. For only $159/night (single/double occupancy), you can reserve a room in the center of Mile High City! No deposit will be required. We encourage you to reserve your room early, as the room block fills quickly each year. Housing will open on Monday, March 5!

Would you be interested in winning a FREE, 3-night hotel stay at this year’s Convention host hotel? Then be sure to register between March 5-12, to be entered for a chance to win this great prize! One lucky winner will be drawn and announced LIVE on the Convention Facebook Page the week of March 12. Be sure to follow us to see if you are the lucky winner!

Stay tuned as we continue to unveil additional information about the Convention, including programming, events and more! To stay up-to-date on all things Convention, be sure to subscribe to the Convention E-news Alerts. We look forward to connecting with you on the latest Convention news, and can’t wait to see you in Denver!

Record Number of Physicians Seek Obesity Medicine Certification

ABOMFinding the right treatment for obesity can be very difficult, and understanding your options is key to finding the right choice for you. There are many different paths one can choose, but consulting with a physician who is certified in obesity medicine can be a good place to start.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), which serves the public and the field of obesity medicine through examination and certification, has announced that a record number of physicians have applied to take the 2018 ABOM certification exam. The OAC is proud to highlight this milestone and supports individuals and healthcare professionals who are working together to combat obesity.

To learn more about your treatment options, click here. 

OAC Welcomes ConscienHealth and Jaime Fivecoat, MBA to the Chairman’s Council!

Welcome OAA FebruaryThe OAC is pleased to welcome two returning long-time supporters to the Chairman’s Council. ConscienHealth has renewed their support of the OAC at the Patron Level, and has continued to be a strong partner in helping the OAC improve the lives of individuals affected by obesity. ConscienHealth works with experts and organizations to advance and develop solutions to obesity.

We are also excited to announce the renewal of OAC Board Member, Jaime Fivecoat, MBA to the Patron Level of the Chairman’s Council. As an active OAC Committee member, she works to assist with Convention planning and developing long-term strategic plans for the OAC.

The OAC appreciates the wonderful support that we receive from each of our Chairman’s Council members! We welcome any individual, organization or company who has in interest in advancing the cause of obesity to join and make a difference through our OAC Chairman’s Council. To discover more about the benefits and to join the OAC’s highest level of membership, please click here.

Visit the OAC Image Gallery for Access to Bias-free Photos

Are you looking for bias-free imagery? The OAC has created an image gallery that aims to provide better imagery showcasing individuals in a variety of settings and activities.

The goal of the gallery is to actively fight weight bias by providing non-stigmatizing images for use and change the way the world sees individuals affected by obesity. The gallery is free to use by anyone, whether you are a member of the media, healthcare professional or anyone who is interested in sharing this type of imagery. To view the OAC Image gallery, please click here. 

Support the Cause of Obesity Awareness – Join the OAC Today!

Are you a member of the OAC? The Obesity Action Alert is provided as a free benefit to all of our OAC members and supporters. If you’re looking to support our work and stay tuned to all that the OAC is doing, the best way is to become a member! OAC members receive many benefits – including the members-only e-newsletter, OAC Members Make a Difference, alerts about our weight bias and advocacy activities, a printed yearly subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine and so much more!

The OAC is the voice for 93 million Americans affected by obesity, and only with the strong support of our membership are we able to make an impact. There is strength in numbers, and by adding your voice to the OAC, you are making a difference to advance the cause of obesity!

To join or renew your membership today, please click here.

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