COMs Exchange Programme

The EASO Exchange and Mentoring Programme provides a solution by supporting the establishment of centres that improve access to and delivery of care.

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The COMs Exchange and Mentoring Programme will provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and tools required to establish and run new multi-disciplinary treatment centres

Candidates will learn about COMs structures, processes and set-up procedures

Ongoing mentoring will help these new centres to become accredited members of the EASO COMs network

Running via a network of host EASO COMs in several European countries, willing to share practices and expertise

Be matched with host centres that most closely reflect their national health systems and language capabilities

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Site Visits

  • Candidates will visit an accredited COMs host site for 3-5 days
  • All costs including travel and accommodation will be covered by EASO
  • Candidates will spend time in each department to learn how they function, how teams are developed and what equipment and processes are required
  • Each site visit will allocate significant time for discussion and networking
  • Candidates will be mentored by host COMs after a site visit
  • Mentoring is delivered by a network of European EASO COMs that are willing to share practices and expertise
  • Candidates will be matched with host centres that most closely reflect their national health systems and language capabilities
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Who should apply?

The COMs network includes university, public and private clinics. The exchange programme is open to Primary Care Physicians, General Practitioners or Health Care Professionals. Candidates will be recruited via:

  • EASO Member Societies
  • European and National Partner
  • Stakeholders
  • ECO Delegates
  • Train the Trainer Alumni
  • New Investigators United Alumni
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EASO Objectives

The COMs Exchange and Mentoring Programme contributes to EASO’s charitable objectives:

  • To establish obesity as an urgent and relevant priority to health and wellbeing
  • To develop evolving evidence-based approaches for preventing and treating obesity across the lifespan
  • To promote effective solutions through research, education and policy

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The application process is open and ongoing. Applications will be evaluated throughout the year by the EASO Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF). Please therefore submit your application as soon as it is ready.

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