Weight Management Conference March 2-4, 2012 in Las Vegas Presented by the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Great conference on weight management for learning best practice examples, valuable networking opportunities and thirty exhibitors present.Total conference cost begins as low as $225 depending on membership and sign-up date.

Weight Management Conference March 2-4 Las Vegas

Stack Your Professional Deck To Increase Your Odds of Success in 2012 !

Last Year's Feedback:
" Very well organized - great networking opportunities"

" Range of speakers and topics excellent"

" Great speakers, great hotel, just GREAT, thanks!

The Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings together leading dietitians, researchers, scientific organizations in Las Vegas March 2-4, 2012 (Friday Noon – Sunday Noon). Learn best practice examples from innovative industry leaders, benefit from networking opportunities and earn 16+ hours of continuing education credits. Depending on membership and signup date cost begins as low as $225. Cost includes two breakfasts, lunch and opening reception Friday night. All speaker presentation materials available on line. Interact with thirty exhibitors. A pre-conference workshop “Build a Successful Weight Management Practice” is available Friday morning is available for $100.

Conference is being held at the Green Valley Ranch & Spa, Las Vegas (Henderson) less than fifteen minutes from the strip. Negotiated rate of $110 is available through website and includes Internet and Fitness Center.

Complete symposium details and register now at http://www.wmdpg.org/symposium.

Some of the sessions include:

  •     Weight Management for PCOS: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes
  •     Corporate Weight Management Programs: The Evidence is Clear
  •     Wake-up: The Alarming Facts on Sleep Apnea and Weight
  •     The Elephant in the Room – The Bias and Stigma of Obesity
  •     The Latest Update on Weight Loss Medications and Metabolic Surgery
  •     The Ultimate Metabolic and Calorie-Burning Makeover
  •     New Weight Loss Technologies – What Works
  •     Nutritional Genomics: Reading the Future
  •     Too Fat to Fight: U.S. Army Research and Strategies
  •     Weight Management and Behavior Theories: Mindful Developments
  •     Defining Excellence in Nutrition Care following Weight Loss Surgery
  •     Counseling Latino Families with Overweight/Obese Children

Conference Objectives:

  •     Identify and compare the outcomes of a variety of evidence-based treatment options including behavioral counseling, physical activity, diets of varying macronutrient compositions, medication, surgery and the non-diet approach on weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance.
  •     Describe evidence-based weight gain prevention strategies across all ages and phases of life in a variety of settings including schools, universities, worksites, retirement centers and community groups.
  •     Discuss public-policy and third-party-payer issues related to obesity to identify improved coverage of and reimbursement for services.
  •     Recognize advancements in technology to help the consumer and/or healthcare professional achieve weight management goals.

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