Each year at the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO, we pride ourselves on bringing together the world’s leading experts on obesity to break down science-based and practical information to help with weight management. Our Program Agenda Committee works tirelessly to seek out the latest and most popular topics in the industry. This hardworking group of people helps our Convention stay relevant and meet the needs of all who attend.

Have Coffee with an Obesity Medicine Expert and Advocate at YWM2020

Registration for YWM2020 is currently open! However, anyone who registers by February 26 will be entered into a contest for a special YWM2020 VIP Experience.

The YWM2020 VIP Package Includes:

  • 1 “Connect with the Experts” ticket (ticket/topic of your choice)
  • OAC swag and goodies
  • Coffee with Robert Kushner, MD, Program Co-Chair of YWM2020 (learn more about Dr. Kushner and his background below)
  • Signed copy of Dr. Kushner’s book, Six Factors to Fit
  • A $25 resort gift card to use at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa where YWM2020 will be hosted, or at any Bonvoy property

This VIP package will take your YWM2020 weekend and turn it up a notch, ensuring you make the very most of it! Register by February 26 for a chance to win!

About Robert Kushner, MD

Why is having coffee with Dr. Kushner such a value opportunity?

Robert Kushner, MD, is the Program Co-Chair of this year’s Convention as well as a returning speaker. The OAC is lucky to have had a working relationship with Dr. Kushner for a number of years now, and his insight is invaluable.

Dr. Kushner is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. He is also the past President of The Obesity Society and past Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

In addition to his work with obesity education, Dr. Kushner is an avid researcher with evidence-based knowledge on all things related to weight management. He has a strong understanding of obesity’s effects on the body and why it’s so hard to lose weight, despite society’s “vanilla” advice to just eat less and move more. At previous OAC Conventions, he has spoken on a number of important topics including, but not limited to:

  • Facing post-bariatric surgery weight regain head-on
  • Deciphering popular weight-loss trends
  • The range of available obesity treatment options
  • Transforming your lifestyle through healthy behaviors
  • Obesity-related conditions

Dr. Kushner is also passionate about patient care. He understands the challenges that patients with obesity face and the stigma that works against them – especially in healthcare. One of his goals is to continue improving the way patients receive care to treat their obesity and find new ways to help them live their healthiest, happiest lives.

For a glimpse at some of the topics Dr. Kushner has spoken on at past OAC Conventions, CLICK HERE to visit our Premium Access Digital Video Library and search for his name.  If you don’t have OAC Premium Access, CLICK HERE to find out more about upgrading your OAC Membership.