The EASO Patient Council works locally, nationally, and globally to advance the interests of patients and patient perspectives across Europe.
We are an integral part of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. Patient representatives from 20 European countries advise and lead on patient-related matters, advocate on behalf of patient perspectives, and provide input to EASO national member associations, EASO initiatives, the public health community, European Commission Projects, NGOs, policymakers, and industry.
At the upcoming European Congress on Obesity, ECO 2017, the Patient Council has a key presence and is part of the official programme, with Patient Council Steering Committee members taking part in the opening ceremony, the Media Masterclass and as part of the official scientific programme. Members chair both a teaching course and a plenary session, we host a Q&A during lunchtime and coffee breaks in the exhibition area and we are hosting an art exhibit. Join us at the congress! Registration is open via the congress website: http://eco2017.easo.org/registration/