“Explore. Discover. Empower.” Obesity Action Coalition Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas

For Immediate release
March 29, 2012

For More Information:
James Zervios
Director of Communications
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Tampa, Fla. – “Explore. Discover. Empower.” That is the title for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) inaugural Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention on the importance of weight and its impact on health. Set for October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, the OAC’s first-ever national convention is shaping up to be one of the most exciting endeavors the Coalition has ever lead.

“Explore. Discover. Empower.” will offer solid and unbiased education, useful hands-on tools, and empowerment that goes beyond anything individuals concerned with weight and health have experienced. The Convention is all about helping individuals seek-out the information they need, find the answers they have been looking for when it comes to weight-loss and management, defying the status quo by discovering their voice through advocacy, and surrounding themselves not only with like-minded individuals, but renowned health professionals whose sole focus is to help individuals in their weight journey.

“Since the OAC’s beginning, our members have continually asked OAC leadership for an event like this. ‘Explore. Discover. Empower.’ will give them exactly what they have been looking for in a convention centered on weight and health. We are extremely excited to give our members and the public exactly what they have been asking for,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention will feature two jam-packed days of educational topics. Even more engaging, the Convention will offer breakout sessions based on two different tracks – one specifically for individuals looking for in-depth health, wellness and weight management information, and the second for those interested in topics relating specifically to bariatric surgery.

“In developing the concept for this Convention, we recognized the importance of having two educational tracks for individuals to choose from when attending the Convention. We are proud that we will be able to offer attendees these tracks as well as many other exciting events,” said Pam Davis, RN, CBN, OAC Chairperson.

The Convention will also offer the opportunity for individuals to attend the Dallas Walk from Obesity on Sunday, October 28, 2012, which will be held on hotel grounds for all to participate in and enjoy.

The official Convention agenda featuring details such as educational session topics, event registration pricing and much more will be released on May 1. For more information on the Your Weight Matters Convention and the option to join the Convention e-news alert list, please visit www.obesityaction.org/oac-annual-convention.

The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.

About the OAC
The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.



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