2016 Annual Symposium Baltimore

New to the WM DPG?

Symposium 2016 is the happening place to be!
Meet fellow colleagues working hard like you and realize the power in networking!

Get Ready for Symposium in Baltimore!

April 15-17, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency

Do you have outcomes you want to share with fellow weight management colleagues?

Call for Abstracts - Information & Application Form
Are you collecting outcomes for your practice or program and want the opportunity to showcase this experience? Then submit an abstract for a Poster Presentation at the 2016 WM DPG Symposium. Submission deadline is November 15th.

Talk to your employer about how you can attend Symposium in 2016! We have a helpful resource and template available under the tab "How to Request Employer Funding to Attend Symposium".

Here’s what attendees said about attending our last Symposium in Portland

My first WM DPG conference and totally impressed with everything: speakers, topics, meals/ snacks, exhibitors, hotel, respecting the schedule.

The variety of topics that were covered. It was not all just clinical-related topics. I like that there were practical applications to deliver the education related to weight management.

Very insightful, practical and it provided me with an opportunity to refine, explore, and define my next steps.” (attended Build your Niche pre-symposium workshop)

2016 Symposium Objectives

  • Describe the outcomes of a variety of evidence-based weight management treatment options including individual counseling/coaching, group support, food plan variations, physical activity/exercise, medications and surgery.
  • Identify considerations for specific target populations (e.g., culture, gender, age, ethnicity, health literacy, socioeconomic factors, disease state) that can play a role in weight management.
  • Examine the impact of various technologies on the delivery and implementation of evidence-based approaches for weight management.
  • Explore evidence-based adult and pediatric weight management strategies implemented in a variety of settings such as schools, worksites, faith-based organizations, health clubs and communities, as well as more traditional health care environments.
  • Interactively discuss implementing evidence-based strategies into practice.
  • Examine the physiological mechanisms involved in or contribute to weight management and treatment modalities through evidence-based research.

Pitching with confidence: How to ask for WM DPG symposium funding

Your mind is made up. You want to attend the 2016 Weight Management DPG Symposium!  BUT…how do you convince your employer to provide financial support to attend? We have created a resource that outlines the steps you can take that will help you prepare a more compelling conversation with your manager.

View Resource PDF

Request for Attendance at Weight Management Symposium Template

Below is an editable template designed to quickly and clearly help your manager see the benefits of attending the Symposium to you and the organization.

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2015 WM DPG Symposium

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2015 WM DPG Symposium!

  • Attendees can access handouts and CPEUs by clicking the "Symposium Handouts & CPEUs" tab to the left.
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WM DPG 2015 Virtual Symposium Sessions Audio Recordings

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