Tampa, Fla. – It is projected that 75 percent of Americans will suffer from the disease of obesity by 2020. There has never been a greater need for science-based education on health and weight than now.

With that in mind, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Nation’s most powerful voice dedicated to helping individuals with obesity, is proud to host its 7th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, July 19-22 in Denver. YWM2018 offers top-notch weight and health education, presented by the nation’s leading physicians, researchers, scientists and other industry experts, in a safe and judgement-free environment.

During the four-day Convention, attendees can choose from more than 50 educational sessions. With topics such as, “On the Horizon: The Science behind a Personalized Approach to Obesity Care,” “Impact of Weight Bias on Your Health: Steps to Rejecting Self-Stigma” and much more; this year’s program is relevant to anyone, no matter where they are in their weight management journey.

“At the Your Weight Matters National Convention, I was able to get the support I was looking for,” said Michelle Mata, a past National Convention Scholarship recipient. “I met people in different stages of their journey with weight. I was also able to talk to surgeons, nutritionists and counselors about issues I had been having. I was accepted, treated with dignity and I felt like a human being.”

Experts on the agenda include: Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Kevin Hall, PhD; obesity medicine specialist, Ethan Lazarus, MD; nutrition expert, Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RDN; Director of the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center, James Hill, PhD; and more!

Beyond the opportunity to learn from experts and connect with others for support on a similar journey, the 2018 Convention is also a valuable resource for nurses and health professionals to get better connected to the issues that matter most to their patients. This year, qualifying attendees can earn up to 20 contact hours of CE credits. Convention registration is affordable, with pricing starting at $50/day. To register and view the complete education program, visit www.YWMconvention.com.

The 2018 Convention is proudly supported by reputable companies in the health industry. National Sponsors signed-on to date include: Platinum – Novo Nordisk; Silver – Eisai, and Weight Watchers; Bronze – Bariatric Advantage, Celebrate Nutritional Supplements, Ethicon, Geisinger, KVK Tech, and Rhythm. The OAC continues to accept National Sponsors and exhibitors. Please contact the OAC at (800) 717-3117 for more information.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 59,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.