Have you ever given your time and become involved in an organization only to discover that in return you got so much more back than you put in?
That has been my experience that began 10 years ago when I was asked to join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Board and lend my expertise to helping OAC develop their yearly Your Weight Matters (YWM) educational program.
During this time, I met so many individuals who have struggled with weight and who shared my passion for bringing respect to people with obesity and helping them live full and healthy lives.
The Obesity Action Coalition is a 70,000 member strong non-profit organization that focuses on raising awareness and improving access to prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and offer community support for individuals affected.
If you’re someone who struggles with weight and is looking for credible, science-based education on weight, health, obesity treatment, mental health and more – all presented by experts in a user-friendly virtual platform, you’ll be happy to know that you can now register for the Your Weight Matters 2021 Convention & Expo (YWM2021) that will run live on July 17 through 25.
You can register for free and watch in real time or if you’ve missed the live sessions, you can register for a fee and watch at your leisure, all from the comforts of your own home.
To gauge your interest, you can check out the program at a glance here.
Some YWM2021 – Virtual program topic examples you won’t want to miss:
- Remaining resilient in restless times through habits, health and healing
- Fighting for equity and equality in obesity care
- Is obesity really a disease?
- Body weight regulation
- Diet is a noun, not a verb – eating for your health
- Silencing your Inner Critic in a Noisy World
This year’s virtual program will allow you to dive into key topics during the thought-provoking general sessions and then allow attendees to choose which breakout session applies to their weight journey.
The YWM 2021 – Virtual program is developed to help individuals understand the science behind obesity all while learning key strategies and gaining access to valuable tools.
If you’re simply tired of sifting through all of the information regarding your weight and health, then YWM2021 – VIRTUAL is an event you won’t want to miss!
Robert Kushner MD