Train the Trainer Course

Divonne-Les-Bains, France (Region of Geneva): 26-29 June 2016

EASO is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer School, the aim of which is to deliver high level multidisciplinary training in the prevention and management of obesity. Course content will be delivered by European KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) and education experts. The 2016 Summer School is organized in collaboration with the Obesity Prevention and Care Program of the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland.

30 funded places are available for this comprehensive training course, which will increase the knowledge and competencies of experienced European HCPs and PCPs, training participants to develop and implement interventions that treat and prevent obesity at the local and regional level. EASO Patient Council sessions will be integrated into the teaching course, so that participants can have practical experience of interacting with the patient community. The course will include attendance at the 8th Annual H4H (Hydration for Health) Conference.

Workshops will address topics including:

  • How to identify policy gaps
  • How to communicate with and influence policymakers
  • How to set up and implement multi-level interventions
  • How to establish a multidisciplinary treatment centre for children and adults
  • Addressing stigma in medical systems
  • Starting a conversation about weight through Motivational Interviewing
  • The importance of healthy hydration and tools to improve drinking behaviour
  • Prevention of complications and quality of life as the treatment goal
  • How to use social media communications

Participants will be HCPs and PCPs from European countries, identified via a competitive application process with acceptance restricted to applicants who hold a Masters/ PhD degree and/or have 3-5 years of relevant practical experience, or are MDs working in the field of obesity.

The EASO Summer School scheme will identify and train national experts who will be certified to deliver standardised EASO one-day courses at the local level. Participants will be examined, assessed and accredited at the end of each School. In order to assess the impact of the teaching, participants will be required to develop and commit to national actions following their attendance at the course, with potential actions including the development of interventions, the organization of national teaching courses and the implementation of prevention strategies. These actions will be reviewed by the EASO Task Forces at an agreed period post Summer School.

There is no registration fee and EASO will provide hotel accommodation and all meals for successful applicants. EASO expects to receive a high number of applications, it is therefore important that you give us much information as possible in your submission). For further programme information and to apply online, please visit

View the provisional programme

The deadline for receipt of application is
Friday 15th April 2016.

Novo Nordisk and Danone Research have provided partial funding of the 2016 Train the Trainer Summer School through unrestricted grants to EASO.

Application submission is closed.