Thank You to Our YWM2020 – VIRTUAL National Sponsors

Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn more about our Convention National Sponsors. Without their support, the OAC wouldn’t be able to provide you with this incredible educational experience and we want to thank them for their contributions. To learn more about our incredible sponsors and why they support the OAC, simply click their links below.

Platinum Sponsor

For over 90 years, Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, has been committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people with serious chronic conditions lead longer, healthier lives with fewer limitations. Our history, along with our patient-centric approach, helps us advance the understanding and treatment of obesity. We lead initiatives and collaborate with other organizations to enhance obesity research, education and advocacy. We’ve built our business on the conviction that the formula for lasting success is staying focused, thinking long-term and doing business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way.

For more information, visit and @novonordiskus.

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Silver Sponsors

Nutrition Direct™ is a 30-day supply of nutritional supplements recommended for people who have had weight loss surgery. Delivered each month and formulated to meet the specific ASMBS recommendations.*

*ASMBS Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient — 2016 Update: Micronutrients.

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Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Boston that is leading the transformation of care for people living with rare genetic disorders of obesity. While general obesity is an epidemic around the world, Rhythm is focused on a rare subset of people with genetic deficiencies impairing the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway in the hypothalamus that regulates hunger, caloric intake, and energy expenditure, consequently affecting body weight.

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For patients and caregivers, visit for more information.

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Bronze Sponsors

Obesity is one of many serious diseases that Amgen recognizes and addresses through research and science-based treatment. With a sole focus on helping patients, families and communities, Amgen believes in a “biology first” approach that has the power to restore health and save lives. Just like the OAC, they hold a values-based approach which recognizes the biological component of obesity and the need to explore innovative and improved treatments that will help reduce the physical, social and economic impact of obesity in today’s society.

To learn more about Amgen, please click here.

Bariatric Advantage supports a vision of life-long nutritional health after bariatric surgery. We offer a complete line of vitamins and nutrition products designed specifically to meet the needs of bariatric patients. Our Healthy Transformation line of meal replacements and supplements support medically-supervised weight loss patients during and after weight loss.

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At BMI, we uniquely combine the expertise of 200+ renowned obesity scientists with top surgeons and obesity specialists. Collectively we have more than 85 years experience providing state-of-the-art, personalized care for individuals at any stage of their journey. We tailor our approach to what’s best for you. Our institute focuses on weight loss and the control of diabetes through lifestyle interventions, drug therapies, surgical procedures and combination therapies. We are particularly suited for extreme obesity (> 400 lbs) as well as revisional surgery. We look forward to speaking with you and starting the conversation – a better way is just a click away!

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Making new and better medicines for humans and animals is at the heart of what we do. Our mission is to create breakthrough therapies that change lives. Since its founding in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is independent and family-owned. We have the freedom to pursue our long-term vision, looking ahead to identify the health challenges of the future and targeting those areas of need where we can do the most good.

As a world-leading, research-driven pharmaceutical company, more than 51,000 employees create value through innovation daily for our three business areas: Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing. In 2019, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of 19 billion euros. Our significant investment of almost 3.5 billion euros in R&D drives innovation, enabling the next generation of medicines that save lives and improve quality of life.

We realize more scientific opportunities by embracing the power of partnership and diversity of experts across the life-science community. By working together, we accelerate the delivery of the next medical breakthrough that will transform the lives of patients now, and in generations to come.

More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found at or in our annual report:

Geisinger Healthcare System is an integrated health system of top-notch services and providers that are committed to providing the best care possible – primary care, specialists, hospitals and trauma centers, insurance, medical education, research and more. As one of the nation’s largest health services organizations, Geisinger serves millions of residents throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

With a focus on patients and communities, Geisinger is dedicated not just to improving care, but also testing and sharing innovation that works. Geisinger performs cutting-edge research in the areas of genetics and precision medication, which help to advance clinical knowledge and bring promising treatments to the forefront – including care and treatment for the disease of obesity.

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Making healthcare better is our priority and we believe technology can play an even greater role in improving people’s lives. In addition to alleviating pain, restoring health, extending lives, we work in partnership with others to create seamless, more efficient care.

Learn how we’re taking healthcare Further, Together at

Persona™, a Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) company, creates science-backed, uniquely personalized vitamin programs. Each customized program uses high-quality, bioavailable ingredients, delivered to customers’ doorsteps. The proprietary algorithm used for the assessments is based on scientific research reviewed by the company’s team of MDs, RDs and nutritionists, and factors in lifestyle, individual needs, and prescription medications to deliver vitamin and supplement recommendations as unique as the consumer.

For more information, click here.

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WW (Weight Watchers) is a scientifically-proven program for weight-loss and wellness, with Digital, Studio and Personal coaching solutions to help individuals meet their goals. For more than 55 years, WW has helped millions manage their weight and health with the latest nutritional and behavior change science. WW also has a global goal of inspiring health for people, families and communities across the world to bring better health to everyone, without barriers. The Program is unique because it focuses on creating lasting healthy habits in a way that works best for each individual, helping them to focus not just on weight, but also on their personal wellness.

To learn more, click here.