EASO represents the European obesity community

The leading voice of obesity science, medicine and community in Europe, we represent scientists, obesity specialists, physicians, health care practitioners, public health practitioners and patients.

Established in 1986, EASO is a federation of professional membership associations from 36 countries.

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The 30th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2023) will take place 17-20 May 2023 in Dublin, Ireland.


ECO2023 - Save the Date

Golden hour view of the magnificent Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul

EASO Support for Türkiye and Syria

The entire EASO community has been concerned and deeply saddened watching news of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. As a family of concerned healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists and patients, our thoughts and deep concern are with colleagues, their families and the millions of people affected across the region as this major humanitarian disaster unfolds.

Announcing the EASO - Novo Nordisk Foundation Obesity Prize for Excellence and New Investigator Awards in Basic Science, Clinical Research, Childhood Obesity and Public Health

Announcing the EASO - Novo Nordisk Foundation Obesity Prize for Excellence and New Investigator Awards in Basic Science, Clinical Research, Childhood Obesity and Public Health

New obesity treatment and care guidelines for Ireland

We are pleased to hear from Cathy Breen, Chair of ASOI who coordinated development of the new Irish obesity treatment guidelines, Susie Birney, President of ICPO who brought the patient perspective into the guideline development process, and Ximena Ramos Salas representing Obesity Canada, who supported the guideline development process, which was based on an adaptation of the recent Canadian obesity guidelines. The launch of the new Irish Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity takes place 25 October.

Enhancing Patient Communication in Clinical Practice

Enhancing Patient Communication in Clinical Practice with Dr. Michael Crotty

Join the next EASO Early Career Network (ECN) eLearning Hub event taking place on Thursday 20 April 2023 at 8-9pm CEST.

In this webinar, Dr. Crotty will share his insights on the barriers to discussing weight with patients and best practices for discussing obesity in a clinical context.

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lady having a consultation with her doctor

World Obesity Day Event: WONCA Europe and EASO host joint educational webinar

Please join us on Thursday 2 March 2023 6-8 pm CET for this informative event and learn from personal experiences of patients, alongside experienced primary care physicians and researchers involved in developing and delivering obesity care.

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Face to face training with EASO: we’re back!

Vilasini Bhaskaran, reflects on her experience at the EASO Masterclass Series in Annecy

Louise Tully: Best Thesis Award

Join EASO and the Early Career Network Board in congratulating Louise Tully, winner of the 2022 Best Thesis Award for her work on digital healthcare for children with obesity.

View across Kyiv

EASO Statement on Ukraine

We, the Trustees and Executive Committee of EASO, herein call on our fellow medical and scientific associations to join us in strongly condemning the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

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EASO Update 2021

COVID-19 and Obesity

EASO supports dissemination of science-based information and common sense evidence-based updates, recommendations and guidance relevant to clinical and patient communities via this website and our social media. We are committed to sharing information and guidance from credible sources.

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