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February 2014
We’re pleased to announce that the room block for the OAC’s 2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention is open, so you can take the first step toward attending YWM2014 and reserve your room today! The OAC’s National Convention is the PREMIER event in the nation to learn about topics of weight and health and will take place from September 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. For three days, you can benefit from this unrivalled education featuring leading experts from all over the country!
Every year, the Your Weight Matters National Convention grows to include more individuals who are on the journey toward better health. Because of the continued increase in attendance, the OAC Convention room block does sell-out quickly! The OAC has secured a competitive room rate of $109/night at the beautiful Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, which includes great amenities such as free parking, free wifi, and more.
With a comprehensive educational program agenda that features a variety of weight-related topics each year and fun social events, there is a place for everyone at the 2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention! Reserve your room over the phone by calling the hotel at (800) 468-3571 and use code “OAC” to get the preferred rate. You can also book your room online by CLICKING HERE! Come join this welcoming community of support and benefit from the expert education found only at the OAC’s National Convention! 
Stay Tuned for More Details!
Do you want to find out more about the OAC Convention? We'll be releasing full details for everything from registration to the educational program agenda in the coming months! To stay up-to-date on what's happening with the 2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention, sign-up today to receive OAC Convention E-News Alerts by CLICKING HERE
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Bariatric Patients: Are You Prepared for an Emergency? -
The OAC Blog is a top-notch resource for education on weight-related topics. Featuring series about nutrition, popular diets, bariatic vitamins, exercise, and more! The blog is continually update with new information so the OAC community can benefit from timely educational resources and connect with others.
The OAC is proud to offer a new blog series about bariatric patients and the emergency room. The first post in the series details patient experiences in the emergency room, including situations in which their unique needs as bariatric patients were not handled correctly. We can hope that emergency room personnel will be trained to approach these patients differently, but in the meantime, there are some proactive things patients can do to safeguard their good health.
The next two posts in the series include tips such as forming a lifelong relationship with your bariatric surgeon, wearing a medical ID bracelet, and others which can make all the difference in an emergency.
The OAC Blog welcomes conversation and suggestions from other healthcare providers in the “Advice from the Pro’s” post and from patients who may have similar experiences to those shared in the series—be sure to comment on the posts to share advice or your stories.
This important topic is a must-read for all post-surgery patients to ensure a plan is in place before there is ever an emergency. If you know someone who could benefit from the new series, we encourage you to share it!
To view the new OAC Blog series, please CLICK HERE!
Winter Edition of Your Weight Matters Magazine Now Available - The OAC’s official publication, Your Weight Matters Magazine, is not only a sought-after educational resource, but one of the leading publications for individuals interested in improving their weight and health!
This month, the OAC is excited to present the new Winter issue of the magazine. This edition includes healthy salad dressing recipes, information on topics such as Bariatic Centers of Excellence, creating a healthy relationship with food, active office design, and so much more! These educational articles are available on the OAC Web site, including others such as:
Your Weight Matters Magazine is truly a resource for everyone, with articles for individuals at every stage of their journey with weight. One of the many great benefits of membership with the OAC is a printed subscription to the official publication: Your Weight Matters Magazine! While you can view the Winter edition online, by joining or renewing your membership with the OAC, you will receive this same great information every quarter for your home.
To join or renew your OAC membership, please CLICK HERE!
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