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Registration for YWM2022-Engage is Open!
in OAC Blog on May 24, 2022

  Registration for the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Engage Convention is now open! We invite you to join us on July 14-16 at Westin Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, NV for our re-envisioned, in-person Convention event. YWM2022-Engage is designed for those who want to take that deeper dive into weight and health education, while also focusing
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Remembering the Legacy of Rob Portinga
in OAC Blog on May 20, 2022

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) said goodbye last month to a remarkable obesity advocate and one of our beloved Board Members, Rob Portinga. Rob will be remembered for a number of reasons because of the incredible person he was, but his passion for the cause of obesity leaves behind a legacy that will forever impact
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The Power of Empathy and Trust at YWM2022-Virtual
in OAC Blog, Uncategorized on May 19, 2022

The OAC’s annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention was a weekend-long online event designed to embolden our community while helping them develop a deeper understanding of their weight and health. This year, YWM2022-Virtual shifted its focus to prioritizing mental health and sharing our lived experiences. Attendees walked away feeling energized, motivated and inspired with newfound
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Thank You ReShape Lifesciences for Joining the OAC Chairman’s Council
in OAC Blog, Uncategorized on May 4, 2022

The OAC is honored to welcome a new member to our Chairman’s Council, the highest level of OAC Membership: ReShape Lifesciences. About ReShape Lifesciences  The OAC would like to thank ReShape Lifesciences for their support at the BRONZE level of our Chairman’s Council. ReShape Lifesciences is a worldwide premier weight-loss solutions company, offering an integrated
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It’s Time for Obesity Care to Be a Standard Benefit in Insurance
in OAC Blog on April 28, 2022

By Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO The OAC was extremely pleased to hear the news this week from Eli Lilly regarding their phase 3 trial results of tirzepatide, which shows promising weight loss for people with the disease of obesity. Eli Lilly’s investment of resources into the obesity treatment space is welcomed, as we continue
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Thank You Allurion Technologies, Inc. for Returning to OAC’s Chairman’s Council!
in OAC Blog, Uncategorized on April 27, 2022

The OAC is honored to once again welcome a returning member to our Chairman’s Council, the highest level of OAC Membership: Allurion Technologies, Inc. About Allurion The OAC would like to thank Allurion Technologies, Inc. for their continued support and for renewing at the BRONZE level of our Chairman’s Council. Allurion is an innovative and rapidly growing medical
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10 Reasons to Attend YWM2022-Virtual
in OAC Blog, Uncategorized on April 22, 2022

The OAC’s YWM2022-Virtual Convention is right around there corner! Here are 10 reasons you should register today. 10 Reasons to Attend YWM2022-Virtual:  1. It’s a weekend packed with immersive, innovative and interactive educational opportunities. 2. You can register for FREE to access the live events as they are presented in real-time. 3. It’s an opportunity to
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Spring 2022 Issue of Weight Matters Magazine Now Available
in OAC Blog on April 21, 2022

Spring is here! We’ve got you covered with more great weight and health education from OAC’s Weight Matters Magazine. The Spring 2022 issue is now available to download! What’s Inside This Issue? The newest issue of Weight Matters Magazine is full of empowering information about weight, health, nutrition, physical activity, mental wellness and more. Here’s
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Remembering Rob Portinga
in OAC Blog on April 19, 2022

The OAC is deeply saddened by the recent passing of long-time OAC member, Rob Portinga. Rob was a member of the OAC National Board of Directors and served on many OAC committees. He was a pioneer in the obesity community representing the “dudes” perspective, as he would often say. He was also the recipient of
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YWM2022-Engage Convention Scholarship Program: Amber’s Story
in OAC Blog on April 18, 2022

Since 2012, the Your Weight Matters Convention and EXPO has provided life-changing experiences for all who are able to attend. From the paramount education presented to the personal connections made at Convention, there is no substitute. Over the years, I’ve even made it a family affair, bringing my mom and sister! Prior to the 2014
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