The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a national organization committed to helping those with obesity, will host its 4th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, which will be held from August 13 to 16, 2015 in San Antonio. All Americans are invited to be part of this ground-breaking conference that aims to educate and help people learn effective weight management strategies from some of the country’s top experts in the weight and personal health.
This educational event will cover over 45 educational topics that will address the crucial factors that matter to those currently struggling with weight problems, 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.”
Registration is now open and those interested have the opportunity to attend the event and gain access to top physicians and renowned researchers working in the obesity healthcare area, including Donna Ryan, obesity medicine expert; Randy Seeley, obesity researcher; Robert Kushner, obesity physician; Dawn Jackson-Blatner, sought-after nutrition expert; and others.
Registration costs $30/day (pricing good through June 5) and more information about the process and the educational program can be consulted in visit www.YWMconvention.com.
Several companies are supporting the event, including: Gold level sponsors Apollo Endosurgery; Platinum level sponsors Novo Nordisk; Silver level sponsors Arena and Covidien; and Bronze level sponsors Aspire Bariatrics and Celebrate Vitamins. More sponsors are still being accepted.
Over 93 million people in the United States are affected by the worldwide epidemic of obesity. Besides its own debilitating effects, obesity is also connected to more than 40 conditions like hypertension and diabetes. About $60 billion dollars are spent by Americans each year on products to lose weight. This enormous amount of money represents the significant desire to take charge of their health and weight and have access to weight loss-related information.