From documenting the creation of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) to introducing two Diplomates and their very different paths to certification, there is a new resource available to obesity medicine specialists and those considering the specialty. In the just published issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine, the official magazine of the Obesity Action Coalition, ABOM Executive Director Dana Brittan offers a feature titled American Board of Obesity Medicine-An Inside Look.
Your Weight Matters Magazine is geared toward those affected by obesity and contains a wide variety of educational and advocacy information. Each issue features information on a broad range of weight-related topics and also includes features on an obesity-related condition, childhood obesity, nutrition, current advocacy news and much more.
The ABOM feature includes background information about the ABOM and interviews with Dr. Dyan Hes, a New York-based Diplomate specializing in pediatrics and Dr. Robert Huster, a Missouri-based Diplomate who is also board certified in ob/gyn. Both doctors also serve on the ABOM board of directors.
“We are excited to take advantage of this vehicle to introduce the ABOM to a new audience,” said Brittan. “The Obesity Action Coalition brings together many different populations including patients, physicians, educators and advocates. We are grateful to work with the OAC on many different projects, including this comprehensive overview of the field of obesity medicine.”
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a nearly 50,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. Its core focuses are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.
Click the links below to see the article and the full Winter 2015 Issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine
Article taken from: http://abom.org/abom-featured-in-your-weight-matters-magazine/