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OAC Unveils New Membership Structure
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on January 1, 2012

Tampa, Fla. –In an effort to broaden its reach, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has restructured its membership categories, now offering one category for individuals to join – Individual Membership. Previously, the OAC also offered additional membership categories specifically for professionals and physicians, which were accompanied with higher membership dues. In evaluating this structure, the
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC ) Partners with Obesity PPM on Online Educational Initiative to Increase the Understanding of the Complexity of Obesity
in 2011 News Releases, News Releases on December 28, 2011

Tampa, Fla. – In February 2012, the OAC and Obesity PPM will launch a long-term online educational initiative to increase understanding of the complexity of obesity and its many causes. The disease of obesity impacts individuals physically, emotionally, economically and socially. This initiative will look at various factors, both controllable and uncontrollable, impacting individuals affected by
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OAC Unveils “Bias Busters” to Combat Weight Bias and Stigma
in 2011 News Releases, News Releases on October 20, 2011

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has unveiled a new initiative to combat weight bias and stigma, titled “Bias Busters.” “Weight bias and discrimination create significant obstacles for individuals affected by obesity. From weight bias in healthcare settings to pop culture, these individuals are often targets of unfair, disrespectful treatment because of their
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The Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) CONTINUES Discussions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Expanding Treatment Options for patients with Obesity
in 2011 News Releases, News Releases on July 25, 2011

Washington, DC – On Monday, July 18, 2011, the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC), represented by The Obesity Society (TOS), the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA) again met with the FDA to discuss expanding treatment options for patients with serious medical obesity.
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OAC Elects New Board Members for 2011-2012
in 2011 News Releases, News Releases on February 4, 2011

Tampa, Fla. –The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to welcome three new directors for the 2011-2012 board terms. The new directors are as follows: Titus Duncan, MD; Robert Kushner, MD; and Rebecca Puhl, PhD. Dr. Duncan is a bariatric surgeon from Atlanta and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
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Obesity Organizations Encouraged by Positive Outcome for New Treatment Option
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on December 7, 2010

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) found encouragement in the outcome of today’s advisory committee hearing, favoring approval for the first new obesity treatment in more than 10 years. Today, the FDA Endocrine and Metabolic
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