Obesity Action Coalition Launches Weight and Health Conference

August 18, 2012

With more than 93 million Americans affected by the disease of obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition will debut a conference – Your Weight Matters – in an effort to provide individuals with comprehensive, unbiased and evidence-based educational information on weight and its impact on health.

The conference will be held Oct. 25-28 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole.

The conference will feature educational sessions led by the country's leading experts on weight and health on topics such as medically managed weight-loss, metabolic and bariatric surgery, weight bias, body image issues, childhood obesity, weight plateaus, nutrition, exercise and much more.

"There really will be something for every individual impacted by excess weight and obesity. One of the most innovative aspects of our Convention is that attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a 'Lunch with the Experts,’” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC president and CEO.

He added, “During this lunch, attendees will sit one-on-one with a healthcare professional and discuss specific topics, such as food addiction, intimacy issues and weight and more.”

The event is open to the public and full event registration is $95 (before Sept. 12) and includes access to all educational sessions, official Convention T-shirt, souvenir canvas tote bag, Convention Program Book, ability to pre-register for the OAC's Advocacy Training Session, ticket to Event Welcoming Ceremonies Dinner and a ticket to OAC's 1st Annual Awards Dinner.

"We have received hundreds of registrations from all across the U.S. and we are excited to see so many individuals wanting to take part in our Convention,” said Pam Davis, OAC chairperson.

She added, “From the sessions to the events, such as the Dallas Walk from Obesity, we know the attendees are going to love every minute of it.”

The OAC is a national nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.

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