2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention: Learn with Your Patients

With a variety of tools, resources and information available about weight and health, and the possibility of stumbling upon the wrong information at every corner, many people seek out a place where they can learn about the evidence-based information they’re really looking for all at once. The 4th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention can offer exactly that to your patients, your staff and to you as well. The 2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention will take place August 13-16 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Attendees at The 2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention can gain insight into how to relate to patients and provide them with answers to the questions they’re facing. Physicians and staff will attend the same sessions and hear from the same health experts as patients, creating the opportunity for a unique exchange of ideas to advance obesity care and treatment.

Presenters include:

  • Obesity Medicine Physician and ABOM Board Chair, Robert Kushner, MD
  • Bariatric Surgery Thought-Leader, Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS
  • Physician Nutrition Specialist, Christopher D. Still, DO
  • Obesity Medicine Specialist, Donna Ryan, MD
  • Expert Obesity Researcher, Randy Seeley, PhD
  • Sought-After Nutrition Expert, Dawn Jackson-Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

The three-day conference includes more than 50 educational topics, with sessions such as “Me, You, Us: The Team Approach to Medical Weight Management,” and “The Science of Weight: Finding ‘Healthy’ Along Your Weight-Loss Journey.” Also included in the program are a variety of group exercise sessions, the opportunity to have lunch with various health experts and access to the 2015 Your Weight Matters Healthy Living EXPO Hall, which will have resources and products from a variety of vendors and organizations.

“Healthcare professionals benefit from the 2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention because they’re able to connect with other healthcare professionals, and they get to experience the same great education presented to their patients. They’ll have a greater understanding of how to relate to their patients, and more knowledge of what they’re thinking and feeling,” said Joe Nadglowski, president and CEO of the OAC.

Physicians are encouraged to share this event with their patients, who can benefit from learning about the latest evidence-based strategies for weight management. Advanced registration is available until July 31. To learn more about YWM2015 and register to attend, visit www.YWMConvention.com.

“The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to educate and engage patients who are struggling with their weight. We are fortunate to attract  world class clinicians and researchers to serve as faculty, many of whom are ABOM diplomats,” said Dr. Robert Kushner, board chair of the ABOM and program co-chair of the OAC annual conference.

The Your Weight Matters National Convention is the largest national meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based information for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, presented by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). As a national non-profit organization, the OAC is dedicated to helping the millions of Americans impacted by excess weight and obesity through education, advocacy and support.

From: abom.org/2015-your-weight-matters-national-convention-learn-with-your-patients/