So what is the Science of Hope? It refers to this specialized field of medicine—obesity medicine—where patients and providers alike experience a renewed sense of hope when faced with the challenge of obesity. Obesity medicine combines science-based medicine with individualized treatment, resulting in improved health outcomes for the patient and career satisfaction for the provider. The Science of Hope is empowering your patients to change their lives. It's reducing their blood pressure and diabetes medications and reversing diseases thought to be irreversible. It's watching your patients' lives transform as they regain the ability to walk, or run, or play with their children. It's the feeling of gratification from doing what you love to do—treat patients.
Our president, Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FOMA, described the Science of Hope best in her recent address to hundreds of clinicians at our spring conference.
Become a Member and Experience the Science of Hope
The Science of Hope is at the core of what we do at the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Whether you're in primary care or specialized practice, membership in OMA will provide you with the tools to effectively treat obesity in your practice. With our extensive network of evidence-based education and expertise, we support your important role in improving the health of your patients.
Set Yourself Apart within the Medical Community
As a member of OMA, you'll be among a select group of clinicians with specialized knowledge of the most effective clinical and evidence-based approaches for treating obesity. We help you learn quickly and conveniently, so you can focus on treating your patients.
- Conference in-person learning
- On-demand learning
- Webinars and podcasts
- Hands-on workshops
- Opportunity to become a Fellow
- Membership certificate
Learn from First-hand Experiences
Build lifelong relationships with peers, mentors, colleagues, and friends. Learn directly from leading experts and members of OMA at all levels and stages of practicing obesity medicine.
- Year-round networking opportunities
- Online clinical discussion group
- Mentorship program
- Committee involvement
- e-Newsletter subscription
Run a Successful Medical Practice
Build or run a practice that is all or partially dedicated to obesity medicine. Implement proven operational and business strategies, and grow your practice with new patients and referrals.