Tampa, Fla. – The OAC – the nation’s most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues – released the complete educational program for its 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place September 25 – 28 in Orlando, Fla. With more than 50 educational topics, the agenda aims to educate on evidence-based weight management strategies presented by the country’s most notable obesity experts.

YWM2014 invites all Americans concerned about issues relating to their weight and health to attend this year’s Convention. With a diverse offering of weight management topics, attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from the leading physicians, researchers and scientists in the obesity medicine field, including: global thought leader and scientific expert on obesity, Arya Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC; food addiction research scientist and addiction specialist, Mark Gold, MD; internationally renowned expert on obesity and human energy requirements, James Levine, MD, PhD; and pediatric obesity specialist, Stephen Cook, MD; to name a few. All topics presented are intended to address relevant factors to weight management and treatment. Highlights of topics offered include: “Detecting Weight-loss Gimmicks,” “Food Addiction: Finding a Manageable Approach,” “Success Strategies for Your Bariatric Surgery Journey,” and “Finding the Weight-loss Option that is Best for You,” to name a few.

Early-bird registration starts at $30/day, and a Full Convention Registration, offering access to all Convention events, is $95. Those interested in attending the Convention are encouraged to register by June 4th to receive the early-bird discount pricing. To register and view the complete educational program, visit www.YWMconvention.com, or call (800) 717-3117.

YWM2014 is proudly supported by some of the most reputable companies in the health industry. National Sponsors of the 2014 Convention include: Platinum – Eisai Inc.; Gold – Apollo Endosurgery, Covidien, and Novo Nordisk; Silver – Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bronze – Bariatric Advantage, Bari Life Bariatric Supplements, Celebrate Vitamins, and Ethicon. Additional sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. Please contact the OAC at (800) 717-3117 for more information.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nearly 50,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.