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The YWM2018 Program Agenda Committee is responsible for crafting the Convention Educational Program, along with selecting the speakers for each session. In keeping with our commitment to ensure the educational program is unbiased and directed at the goals and mission of the Convention, the committee begins the process by first assembling the educational program and then seeks-out the speakers whose expertise best fits the scope of the session.

The OAC welcomes the input and interest from all members and followers, and we would like to open-up the process to actively solicit for interested speakers and topic ideas for YWM2018. All topics submitted must appeal to a patient audience and should be directed at the everyday individual interested in evidence-based weight management strategies. In addition, all OAC Convention Speakers are selected based on their expertise and respective credentials, where applicable. Please be advised that speaking opportunities are limited and due to budget constraints we are not able to accommodate all interest and topics. Topic areas and speaker expertise needed for YWM2018 include:

  • Evidence-based Treatment Options for Excess Weight and Obesity
  • Weight Maintenance Strategies
  • Post-surgical Care
  • Nutrition (general and surgical)
  • Mental Health
  • Exercise
  • Childhood Obesity and Family Health Strategies
  • Obesity-related Conditions

All interested speakers and topic suggestions must be received no later than Thursday, November 30 in order to be considered for the 2018 Convention Agenda. Topics and speaker interest may be submitted after this date, but may not be able to be fully considered since the planning process is underway.

Submit Your Interest in Presenting at YWM2018: 

To submit your interest in presenting at YWM2018, please CLICK HERE.

Submitting Topic Suggestions-Only:

If you are not interested in speaking but would like to submit suggestions for topics you want to see on the 2018 agenda, please CLICK HERE.