EASO News Bulletin – July 2023

EASO News Bulletin – July 2023

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the EASO team, I want to express our gratitude and thanks for your participation in and contributions to the 2023 European Congress on Obesity in Dublin. The ECO, attended by 2400 delegates from 70 countries, was a resounding success, and we owe this success to you.

Thank you to our faculty and speakers, our sponsors and supporters, our organising team, our early career network and our European patient community. Your expertise, experience and commitment to advancing the understanding of obesity and its complexities have left an indelible mark on the work we do. We are truly grateful to you for delivering an exceptional scientific program and engaging teaching workshops with a sense of warm camaraderie and shared purpose.

Our engaged delegates brought a wealth of knowledge and a shared passion for better understanding and addressing obesity. Your active participation and provocative discussions enriched the congress experience, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual learning.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our gracious Irish hosts, the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) and the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO), whose work was instrumental in creating an unforgettable congress, showcasing the warm hospitality for which Ireland is renowned. The congress truly felt like a close-knit family, united by a common goal.

Looking ahead, preparations for the 2024 European Congress on Obesity in Venice are already underway. We look forward to welcoming you to this enchanting city, known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Our dedicated organising committee and Italian hosts are developing a top-notch programme to build on the successes of ECO2023.

It is my firm belief that we are stronger together, pooling our collective knowledge and resources. The success of the 2023 congress, with delegates from around the globe, across disciplines and stakeholder groups, serves as a testament to this spirit of unity. We will continue to work together to support people with obesity and make new strides in the field.

Sincerely,
Jason Halford
President, EASO


SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR LUCA BUSETTO, VICE PRESIDENT SOUTHERN REGION

A highly respected physician and leader in the EASO community, Luca’s accomplishments and upcoming responsibilities are truly impressive.

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ECO2023 – MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 2 – Media Highlights

DAY 3 – Media Highlights

DAY 4 – Media Highlights

 



EASO – NOVO NORDISK FOUNDATION 2023 NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDEES

Four European researchers have been named New Investigator Awardees in the first year of the EASO – Novo Nordisk Foundation Award initiative recognising their work in Basic Science, Clinical Research, Public Health and Childhood Obesity.

Cintia Folgueira Cobos
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid

Susanna Mills
Clinical Lecturer and Public Health Speciality Registrar, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Sini Heinonen
MD and Postdoctoral Fellow at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow University of Granada, Spain
Stanford University & VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA


EASO EARLY CAREER NETWORK BEST THESIS AWARD

Congratulations to Nele Steenackers for winning the EASO Early Career Network Best Thesis Award for 2023. Nele shares information about her work and interest in the food we eat and our health.

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Jens Lun
Runner-up of the Best Thesis Award 2023

Sara Stinson
Runner-up of the Best Thesis Award 2023


EASO NEWS

CONFERENCE – PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY
30 October – 3 November, Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰

6 August – Abstract submission and application deadline

Participate in this forthcoming conference on the prevention of childhood obesity, hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and engage with these crucial issues.

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SEEDO ACCREDITED EASO-COMS AND OBESITY UNITS HOST 1ST NATIONAL MEETING

The meeting, which was titled “SEED-Oz,” took inspiration from the Wizard of Oz. The green brick road metaphorically represented our diverse paths converging toward a shared goal: enhancing our understanding and approach to obesity.

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EASO/KSSO PARTNERSHIP

EASO is delighted to announce that we have developed a formal relationship with KSSO, the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.

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JOINT ECO2023 SESSION: EASO AND THE KOREAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF OBESITY

A fantastic joint session between EASO and the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity (KSSO) was held at ECO 2023. Its title was “Digital Therapeutics and Big Data,” and it covered a range of relevant and interesting topics from the viewpoint of Europe and Korea

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OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL

Read the latest edition of OBESITY FACTS, THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBESITY

Volume 16, Issue 3, and online first articles are all available open access

  • Genetic and Environmental Factors Underlying Parallel Changes in Body Mass Index and Alcohol Consumption: A 36-Year Longitudinal Study of Adult Twins
  • Higher Risk of Sarcopenia in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: NHANES 1999–2018
  • Medical or Common Knowledge? Knowledge of Medical Professionals on Obesity Diagnosis Criteria and Treatment
  • Integrative and Collaborative Approach in the Chronic Management of Obesity in Primary and Tertiary Care Setting: Vall Hebron-SAP Muntanya Healthcare Route
  • Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Is Associated with Acute Kidney Injury after Abdominal Trauma Based on the Generalized Propensity Score Approach: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  • The Skeletal Muscle Transcriptome Profile of Elderly Men with Metabolic Syndrome Based on Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis
  • Health-Related Quality of Life in Those with Persistent or Transient Obesity Phenotypes during Two Decades: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study
  • Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Overweight, Obesity, and Severe Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study
  • Weight Loss History and Its Association with Self-Esteem and Eating Behaviors in Adolescents and Young Adults with Obesity
  • Changes in Lifestyle and Body Weight in Children and Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Representative Survey of Parents in Germany

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Save the Date

The 31st European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2024) will take place 12-15 May 2024 in Venice, Italy – save the dates! 🇮🇹

We look forward to hosting you in Venice.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


EU PROJECTS

SWEET PROJECT UPDATE

WHO Guideline on the Use of Non-Sugar Sweeteners

New World Health Organisation(WHO) guidelines to reduce free sugars include a conditional recommendation that non-sugar sweeteners not be used for achieving weight control or reducing the risk of NCDs.

The full report has received significant media attention and some eyebrow headlines; controversy has emerged around the guidance and media reaction.

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TIMESPAN

EASO is pleased to support this 5 year EU funded H2020 initiative. TIMESPAN, led by scientific coordinator Professor Henrik Larsson (Örebro University), includes 17 partners from across academia, industry, and patient advocacy communities, and aims to foster improvement in clinical management of adults living with with ADHD and co-occurring cardiometabolic disease, including obesity.

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