Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) redefined education, advocacy and support with a successful YWM2020 – VIRTUAL Convention. The OAC welcomed more than 2,000 individuals from 47 states and 59 countries and provided them with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind educational experience supported by a strong and engaging community.

“As the world adjusts to an ever-changing environment right now, we realized very quickly that OAC needed to pivot for this year’s Convention and offer something accessible to anyone but still provide the top-notch education, advocacy and support our attendees expect each year,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The YWM2020 – VIRTUAL platform gave the OAC the opportunity to source and learn the needs of the OAC community and first-time attendees. From the educational sessions to the engaging virtual support chats hosted throughout the month of July, the OAC fulfilled the changing needs of its members and redefined education, advocacy and support.

“We are proud of this event and proud that it helped so many people, especially in a time of need during COVID-19. We hope that everyone who joined us recognized the value of science-based education when it comes to weight and health,” said Michelle Vicari, OAC Chairwoman.

YWM2020 – VIRTUAL was proudly supported by reputable companies in the health industry. National Sponsors include: Platinum – Novo Nordisk, Silver – Endo Pharmaceuticals and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Bronze – Amgen, Bariatric Advantage, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Boehringer Ingelheim, Geisinger, Medtronic, Persona, and WW.

Looking ahead, the OAC will host YWM2021 in Las Vegas at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa on July 8th-10th. For more information on YWM2021 or to sign-up for Convention E-news Alerts, please visit YWMConvention.com.


The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 75,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.