ABOM Partner Update: OAC Seeks Convention Program Ideas

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is now accepting applications for the 2017 OAC National Convention Program. From speaking applications to topic suggestions, the OAC encourages physicians to submit ideas for the 2017 Your Weight Matters Convention in New Orleans Aug. 10-13, 2017.

ABOM Partner Update: OTF Unveils New Presentation

As a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine or a physician with an interest in the field, you may have found yourself trying to explain exactly what obesity medicine entails. The Obesity Treatment Foundation has a presentation to help.

National Obesity Care Week 2016

National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national movement to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care, begins its second annual campaign October 30. New this year is the Take 5 Challenge, an effort geared toward healthcare providers and designed to inspire action and encourage productive conversations about obesity in ways that will support patients and change practice.

NY Times Features ABOM Diplomates

Recently, New York Times Reporter Gina Kolata shined a light on the treatment of patients with obesity. The front-page story was titled ‘Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat,’ and featured insight from ABOM Board Chairman Dr. Louis J. Aronne and ABOM Board Member Dr. Scott Kahan.

ABOM Partner Update: OAC Launches Bias-Free Image Gallery

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) recently launched a free stock image gallery created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public and other key stakeholders with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. Obesity medicine physicians may find the images useful when sharing information about obesity with patients and the public.



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