Non-AMGA Meetings of Interest
Obesity Care Week (NOCW)
October 7-13, 2018
AMGA is a proud supporter of National Obesity Care Week and encourages members
to become involved.
Today, more than 92 million Americans are affected by the disease of obesity.
They face weight bias, stigmatization, and a world that misunderstands their
disease and how to treat it. Because of this, half of the people with obesity
report they have never had a conversation about their weight with a healthcare
professional (HCP), and only 4 in 10 patients say they have been counseled about
their weight by a HCP.
To help overcome the lack of evidence-based care; the Obesity Action
Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS), the Obesity Medicine Association
(OMA), the STOP Obesity Alliance and the American Society for Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) launched National Obesity Care Week in 2015 with a
vision to create a society that understands, respects and accepts the
complexities of obesity and values science-based care. NOCW plans to
achieve this vision through enhanced social media awareness, expanded fact-based
understanding, and facilitation of the shift to science-based treatments for
those living with obesity.
Find out more at
Ochsner Health Network (OHN) Value
November 29-30, 2018
New Orleans, LA
AMGA’s president and chief executive officer, Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., will
be a featured faculty member at OHN’s 2nd annual Value Summit. At this
event, healthcare industry leaders will gather to explore ideas and share best
practices for delivering high-quality care in a value-based environment.
AMGA members on the agenda include:
- Warner Thomas, Chief
Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System
- David Carmouche, M.D.,
President, Ochsner Health Network
- Mike Castellano, Chief
Executive Officer, Esse Health
The OHN Value Summit is presented by Ochsner Health System and The Kinetix
Group, in partnership with AMGA.