EASO News Bulletin – March 2023

EASO News Bulletin – March 2023

UPCOMING AWARD SUBMISSION DEADLINES

European Association for the Study of Obesity – Novo Nordisk Foundation Obesity Prize and Awards for Scientific Excellence Announced

Submission Deadline
Friday, 10th March 2023

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have announced an Obesity Prize for Excellence. This new award recognizes outstanding research or technological contributions to the understanding of obesity, its aetiology, complications, prevention and treatment. The prize is supported by a grant of DKK 2,000,000; DKK 300,000 of which is a personal grant to the winner.

We are also pleased to announce the EASO-Novo Nordisk Foundation New Investigator Awards in Basic Science, Clinical Research, Childhood Obesity and Public Health (4 separate awards). Each of these four Awards is accompanied by a DKK 300,000 research grant.

For more information about the awards and nomination process click here


WORLD OBESITY DAY EUROPE 2023 AWARDS

World Obesity Day Europe

Award Submission Now Open!

Working to address obesity?
Consider entering your contribution to win a prestigious EASO or ECPO award. Obesity Day Europe is part of global campaign for World Obesity Day.

Submission Deadline – May 2nd, 2023

Award Categories

EASO Award for The Best National Training Programme
In recognition of excellence for obesity management training organised in Europe. It may have been conducted nationally, regionally, or locally and may be awarded to organisations or individuals.

The ECPO Award for The Best Patient Engagement Programme
For the best engagement with patients with obesity in Europe. This could include supporting patients who have obesity or providing help and information for those who are recovering from the disease. Open to European patient organisations, support groups, members of the medical profession and individuals.

The ECPO Award for The Best Public Engagement Programme
In recognition of awareness and information building about obesity and its treatment. Such engagement could include, for example, a traditional or social media campaign or the organisation of a public event in conjunction with World Obesity Day in Europe.

The EASO Award for The Best Collaborative Project
For the best collaborative approach to promoting World Obesity Day Europe. Have you held an excellent event in conjunction with other partners for example? Or have you found another novel way of collaborating with others to draw attention to and promote this very important day in the obesity calendar?

Learn more here


30th EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON OBESITY

ECO2023 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The 30th European Congress on Obesity (#ECO2023) will take place 17-20 May 2023 in Dublin, Ireland. Mark your calendar for the premier obesity event in Europe 🇮🇪

Programme details have now been published online; visit the website for full details.

We look forward to hosting you in Dublin!


UPCOMING EVENTS

EASO EARLY CAREER NETWORK WEBINAR

Monday, 20 March 2023
5-6pm CET

Obesity Research to Policy: Lessons from Dr Bart Van der Schueren

Join the Zoom webinar via this registration link.

Learn more and register

If you are not already an ECN member, please follow the link below to join before registering for this webinar: https://easo.org/education/easo-early-career-network/ecn-application-form/


WEBINAR: CHRONOTYPE, SLEEP DISTURBANCES AND OBESITY

March 30, 2023
10-11:15am CET

Please join us for the next EASO Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management Webinar, “Chronotype, Sleep Disturbances, and Obesity”. This webinar will explore the significance of individual chronotypes for obesity management.

Attendees will learn about the intersection of chronotype, sleep impairment, obesity, and wider health aspects.

Dr. Giovanna Muscogiuri (MD) and Prof. Luca Busetto (MD), Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force, will host the webinar.

Learn more and register


9th CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON OBESITY

October 13-14, 2023
Prague

EASO is pleased to support the forthcoming 9th Central European Congress on Obesity, which will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.

Early registration for the congress is open through 31 July 2023. We look forward to seeing you there.

Learn more and register


16th EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH (EPH) CONFERENCE

November 8-11 2023
Dublin, Ireland

The theme of the EPH conference 2023 is

Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity.

Abstract submission closes 1 May 2023.

Read more here


OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL

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

Volume 16, Issue 1, and online first articles are all available open access

  • EASO and EFAD Position Statement on Medical Nutrition Therapy for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Success of Bariatric Surgeries in Patients with Severe Obesity
  • Early Time-Restricted Eating Reduces Weight and Improves Glycemic Response in Young Adults: A Pre-Post Single-Arm Intervention Study
  • European Association for the Study of Obesity Position Statement on Medical Nutrition Therapy for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults Developed in Collaboration with the
  • European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians
  • Effects of Lifestyle and Educational Bridging Programs before Bariatric Surgery on Postoperative Weight Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • The Effects of Metabolism Tracker Device (Lumen) Usage on Metabolic Control in Adults with Prediabetes: Pilot Clinical Trial
  • A Representative Percentile Chart for Prediction of Weight Loss Trend after Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Efficacy and Safety of Intragastric Balloon Therapy Compared to a Multidisciplinary Weight Loss Program (OPTIFAST) in a Real-World Population: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis

Read more here


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


EU PROJECTS

SWEET PROJECT UPDATE

Do Artificial Sweeteners Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke?

Recent news stories have reported that the low-calorie sweetener erythritol has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. SWEET shares an expert view on the science here with the European Food Information Council

Read more here

PROTEIN PROJECT UPDATE

The overall objective of the PROTEIN research project is to promote healthy behaviours in nutrition and exercise based on an individual’s needs, by monitoring food consumption, health and activity, while generating personalised meal and activity plans.

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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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