While our Convention is geared toward the patient/individual concerned with weight and health, there are many healthcare professionals who choose to attend the meeting to gain a better understanding of the issues that their patients face. The OAC's Annual Convention is a great place for healthcare professionals to learn more about:

  • Weight and Health
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Bias
  • Exercise
  • Treatment Options
  • And More!

Convention also provides professionals with the unique opportunity to not only interact with other healthcare professionals, but to also engage with patients.

CE Credit Information

The OAC will once again offer CE Credits at YWM2017 in New Orleans. Nurses and other health professionals can earn up to 18 contact hours when attending the Convention.  When registering for the Convention, health professionals must select the registration option for receiving CE Credits (which includes an additional fee for the CE certificate) and can select between the Full Registration or One-day Registration option.

If you are not a nurse and would like to find out if you are eligible to earn CE Credits at YWM2017, you must contact Taylor College directly at (800) 743-4006. We strongly encourage health professionals to check their eligibility prior to registering to earn CE Credits at the Convention.  Please let them know you are wanting to attend the OAC's Your Weight Matters National Convention and want to find out if you would qualify to earn CEs at the meeting.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP-3285, for up to 18 contact hours credit.


If you have any questions regarding CE Credits at the 2017 Your Weight Matters National Convention, please contact Melissa Woolley, OAC Program Manager, at mwoolley@obesityaction.org.