We are the clinical leaders in obesity medicine who work to advance the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity.
2015 Annual Highlights
In addition to changing our name to OMA, we made waves in the field of obesity medicine in 2015. We grew our membership and educated health care professionals about the clinical treatment of obesity. We advocated for access to obesity care. We partnered with other obesity organizations to grow the field of obesity medicine. See it all in our 2015 Annual Highlights report.
We are the largest organization of clinicians working to advance the practice of obesity medicine and the treatment of patients affected by obesity. Our members are physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health care providers, residents, and students dedicated to treating obesity using a comprehensive, scientific, individualized approach that encompasses the four pillars of obesity medicine: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication.
We strive to provide the best resources for our members in order to help them advance the field of obesity medicine, deliver evidence-based treatments, and improve the lives of patients affected by obesity. We offer unique, accredited educational opportunities and promote the sharing of information among our members to enrich the learning experience. We support advocacy efforts through our involvement in the Obesity Care Continuum and the American Medical Association House of Delegates.
We host educational events for health care providers with a wide range of expertise, from those just starting out in obesity medicine to those who practice obesity medicine full time. Our education focuses on the comprehensive treatment approach – nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication – and providing optimal care for patients affected by obesity. Current educational opportunities include: