The early-bird registration deadline is quickly approaching for YWM2017, the nation’s leading educational conference dedicated to providing evidence-based weight management strategies to individuals looking for quality information and tools to effectively manage their weight and health. Proudly brought to you by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Your Weight Matters National Convention is offering exclusive early-bird rates starting at just $40/day, or $95 for the full Convention experience. The Convention also offers registration options at the early-bird rate for health professionals who want to learn alongside patients and earn up-to 18 CE credits. Early bird Registration ends on May 31st, so act fast to take advantage of the OAC’s lowest price on Convention registration.

YWM2017 will take place August 10th-13th at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. This year’s Convention will provide attendees with top-notch education delivered by the leading experts in the fields of obesity medicine, nutrition, exercise, obesity treatment, mental health and much more! “We’re very excited for this year’s meeting. We have an amazing lineup of presenters, and we promise to deliver an experience that will have you celebrating your health in a friendly, bias-free, welcoming environment,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

In the United States, it is estimated that 93 million Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. There are many causes that directly and indirectly contribute to obesity, such as behavior, environment and genetics.

The OAC’s National Convention was established to bring the needed education about weight and health to individuals in an easy to understand, and applicable manner. This year’s Convention will present more than 50 diverse educational topics that cover all spectrums of issues relating to weight and health. Whether you are someone who has not started your journey toward improved health or someone who is already on your journey, you will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics, such as:

  • “Changing My Weight Destiny: Can I Chose a Diet that Matches My Biology?”
  • “Understanding Your Body’s Response to Exercise and Hunger: Creating a Personal Prescription”
  • “Sweet Dreams: The Relationship between Sleep Health and Your Weight”
  • “I Lost Weight, Now How Do I Keep it off?”

And Much more!

Register today to attend this one-of-a-kind event, and get access to world-renowned physicians, researchers and scientists in the obesity healthcare field, including: Northwestern Associate Professor for the Neurology Department, Dr. Jason Ong; leading dietitian and winner of ABC’s “My Diet is Better than Yours,” Dawn Jackson Blatner; nation’s leading nutritional scientist and researcher, Dr. Chris Gardner, and many more!

“I look forward to the Convention each year as a way to re-energize my commitment to my health. The educational sessions are excellent, and I especially love meeting the attendees. They inspire and motivate me!” said Michelle Vicari, Convention Planning Committee Chair.

While YWM2017 is patient-focused, healthcare professionals often attend to learn what their patients learn and get more in tune with patient concerns. The OAC is also proud to offer 18 continuing education credits to nurses and some healthcare professionals who attend this year’s event! To register and view the complete educational program, visit

YWM2017 is proudly supported by companies who have a vested interest in individuals having access to quality education on weight and health. The OAC thanks the following Convention National Sponsors for supporting YWM2017: Platinum Level — Novo Nordisk; Silver Level — Orexigen Therapeutics; Bronze Level — Aspire Bariatrics, Celebrate Vitamins, Geisinger Health, Bariatric Advantage, Ethicon, and Lomaira. The OAC is still accepting National Sponsors and exhibitors. Please contact the OAC at (800) 717-3117 for more information, or visit the Sponsorship/Exhibit section on the Convention Web site at

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more-than 56,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.