Tampa, Fla. – More than 93 million Americans are impacted by the disease of obesity. Along with its debilitating effects, obesity is also associated with more than 40 related conditions such as diabetes, and hypertension. Americans spend approximately $60 billion each year on weight-loss products. This astounding figure represents a tremendous desire for individuals to have access to the right information to take charge of their weight and health.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the nation’s most powerful voice dedicated to helping individuals with obesity, is proud to host its 4th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, August 13-16 in San Antonio, where all Americans are invited to take part in the country’s most ground-breaking educational conference dedicated to helping individuals learn evidence-based weight management strategies from the country’s leading experts in weight and health.

This 3-day educational conference will offer more than 45 educational topics intended to address relevant factors that are important to individuals who are struggling with their weight and health, such as: “Think on this: Understanding the Brain’s Role in Weight and Your Behaviors,” “Me, You, Us: The Team Approach to Medical Weight Management,” and “Get Off the Yo-Yo Diet Roller Coaster.”

With registration now open, individuals have the opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind event where they will have access to world-renowned physicians, researchers and scientists in the obesity healthcare field, including: obesity medicine specialist, Donna Ryan, MD; expert obesity researcher, Randy Seeley, PhD; obesity physician, Robert Kushner, MD; sought-after nutrition expert, Dawn Jackson-Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN; and more!

Registration for the Convention is affordable, with early-bird pricing starting at just $30/day (pricing good through June 5). Nurses and some healthcare professionals interested in attending can also receive up to 16.5 CE credits. To register and view the complete educational program, visit www.YWMconvention.com.

Regardless of where you are in your journey with weight and health, YWM2015 is a great opportunity to: Restore Your Health. Refresh Your Goals. Renew Your Commitment. YWM2015 promises to provide attendees with a unique experience featuring education, fun social events, community and much more!

YWM2015 is proudly supported by some of the most reputable companies in the health industry. National Sponsors signed-on to date include: Platinum – Novo Nordisk; Gold – Apollo Endosurgery; Silver – Arena; and Covidien; Bronze – Aspire Bariatrics; and Celebrate Vitamins. The OAC is still accepting National Sponsors and exhibitors. 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.