Committees

Serving on committees is one of many exclusive benefits of membership and a great way to get more involved, collaborate on projects with other members, and gain leadership experience.

Members may apply to join one or more committees during the fall open enrollment period, which will be held from September 9 to October 21, 2019. Committee members serve on a one-year term, and must re-apply each year to any committees on which they want to be involved.

Current Committees

Click on the name of each committee below to view a description of that committee.

Advocacy Committee

Strengthen OMA’s advocacy efforts through participation in the Obesity Care Continuum and the Obesity Care Advocacy Network. Advocate for obesity care at the state and federal legislation levels, and assist in the progression of coverage for obesity treatment.

CME Overview Committee*

Review all aspects of CME activities, from disclosures to actual content to ensure content is evidence-based and free of commercial influence.

*Upon request, applicants are required to fill out and submit a disclosure form.

Outreach Committee*

Increase awareness and recognition of OMA and the field of obesity medicine. Implement projects that promote the practice of obesity medicine to medical professionals.

*Participants must demonstrate proficiency in writing and are expected to submit one or more blog articles to OMA during the committee term.

Membership Committee

Assist in recruiting new members and engaging existing members to increase membership and encourage retention. Enhance the membership experience by promoting current benefits and creating new benefits based on member needs.

NP and PA Committee

Advance the concept of using specially trained, expert practitioners for obesity and overweight treatment within the medical community and on a local, state, and national level.

Pediatric Committee*

Further the practice of treating pediatric patients with obesity and promote the health of children and adolescents.

*Upon request, applicants are required to fill out and submit a disclosure form.

Speakers Bureau Task Force - NEW!

Help to build OMA’s new Speakers Bureau program in its inaugural year. Review applications and identify appropriate candidates to serve as subject matter experts for speaking engagements and public relations initiatives.

OTF Marketing and Development Committee*

Forward the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s mission and strategic plan by developing and implementing projects that create awareness about its research and outreach activities. Selects winners of annual Travel Scholarship program that provides clinicians in training with partial funding to attend the Overcoming Obesity Conference. Oversee the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s overall fundraising and look for opportunities to help reach fundraising goals and increase revenue, including identifying potential philanthropic, governmental, or corporate sources of funding.

*Committee members are not required to be members of OMA.

OTF Research Committee*

Amplify the quantity and quality of clinician-driven, practice-based obesity treatment research. Provide guidance to the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s External Scientific Review Committee about funding priorities for clinical research grants each year; review and score scientific content of grant LOIs and proposals and select a grant for funding each year; oversee the development of the Obesity Treatment Registry; provide input on resources to include in the research guidance center, and explore opportunities for publishing.

*Committee members are not required to be members of OMA.

OTF Abstract and Science Committee*

Forward the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s mission and strategic plan by developing and implementing projects that create awareness about its research and outreach activities. Oversee the Abstract Submission program which provides research and clinical professionals working in obesity with the opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences via oral and poster presentations.

*Committee members are not required to be members of OMA.