The European Association for the Study of Obesity

What does EASO do?

What does EASO do?

EASO considers obesity to be a health, research, and societal priority. It promotes the study of obesity as well as facilitating and engaging in actions that reduce the burden of unhealthy excess weight in Europe through prevention and management.

EASO is a membership association comprising 31 National Association Members, which between them represent more than 4000 individuals across Europe. Our National Association members, and the individual members thereof, enjoy extensive EASO member benefits.

Further information on the history and goals of EASO and on each Member Association is available via the top navigation bar.

EOS2016 Abstract Submission is now Open


In 2016 the congresses of EASO (ECO2016) and the IFSO European Chapter (2016 IFSO-EC Annual Congress) will merge to create …

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EASO COTF Position Statement just published

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Childhood Obesity Is a Chronic Disease Demanding Specific Health Care – a Position Statement from the Childhood Obesity Task Force …

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2015 Milan Declaration: A Call to Action on Obesity


A Statement of the members of the European Association for the Study of Obesity to EXPO 2015 EASO formally presented …

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EASO Patient Council: November 2015

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Vicki, please tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Vicki Mooney and I’m the EASO patient council representative from Ireland. …

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Patient Spotlight Report: Icelandic Television Focus on Obesity

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Solveig Sigurdàrdottir Last month I joined two other women in in a powerful television programme on Icelandic station Hringbraut hosted …

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EASO President Hermann Toplak


After graduating as an M.D. from the University of Graz in 1984, Dr. Hermann Toplak went into military training in …

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Patient Council Spotlight Report: Judit Pettkó

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The 5th Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON) was held from 1-3 October in Budapest. I was proud that this …

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Do we need more research on obesogenic environments?

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The EU-funded SPOTLIGHT project and the World Obesity Federation are hosting a one-day meeting in Brussels on the future of …

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5 Key Propositions for GPs

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Focus on communicating with and motivating your patient. Communication and motivation are key to any productive relationship between doctor and patient, …

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