Tampa, Fla. – Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, will receive the 2013 Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Public Service Award during the 54th Annual SSAT Meeting on May 19 in Orlando, Florida. The SSAT Public Service Award recognizes an individual or organization from the lay community that has impacted the public by promoting or creating awareness of gastrointestinal health.

Joe will be recognized for his role as President and CEO of the OAC and the organization’s accomplishments, such as advocating for patients nationwide; leading the community in patient-based education; launching Your Weight Matters Magazine; promoting awareness of weight bias and obesity; and much more.

“I am honored to receive the SSAT Public Service Award on behalf of the OAC. The OAC is the leading nonprofit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity. We are the voice of all those affected by this disease and I am proud to be a part of the OAC,” said Joe Nadglowski.

For more information on the SSAT and the SSAT Public Service Award, please visit www.ssat.com.

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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