EASO Newsletter June 2017

EASO Newsletter June 2017

The EASO and SPEO Executive Committees would like to thank you for attending ECO2017 in Porto. The 24th European Congress on Obesity would not have been so vibrant without your participation! We hope to see you next year for our 25th annual congress in Vienna.

Visit the ECO2018 website to explore themes for abstract submission and register your interest.

EASO Summer School: Training the Trainers in the Prevention and Management of Obesity

EASO is looking forward to our upcoming 2017 Train the Trainer Summer School! We have offered 30 funded places for this comprehensive training course, held at Les Pensières at Fondation Mérieux – France: 2-4 July 2017. The course will increase knowledge and competencies of experienced European HCPs and PCPs, training participants to develop and implement interventions that treat and prevent obesity at the local and regional level.

Learn more on the EASO website

Jackie WatersECO2017: A Report by Jackie Waters, EASO Patient Council

“Earlier this year, I was invited to become a member of the Patient Council of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), to represent people affected by PWS. I was then kindly invited to attend the 24th European Congress on Obesity in Portugal as a member of the Patient Council (PC).”

Read the full report on the EASO website

EASO Announces Applications are Open for the 2017 New Investigators United Autumn School

The New Investigators United Autumn School will take place on the 2nd-4th of October in Palma, Majorca and will focus on gut microbiota. The programme will include both lectures and practical training, led by international obesity experts. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a thorough grounding in the latest in gut microbiota research and will have the opportunity to develop skills to facilitate their research.

Visit the detailed page to read more and register your interest

The deadline for receipt of application is Friday 14th July 2017

DIA ObesityAnnouncing the 1st International DiaObesity Summit

DiaObesity2017, the Diabetes & Obesity Summit, will take place on the 22nd-24th of November, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. The meeting will focus on the prevalent rapid increase in the relationship between two modern epidemics: Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes and their associated complications.

The Summit will commence with a day long interactive workshop, in which delegates will be able to exchange ideas with other specialists in practicum sessions. A two-day Summit, led by international experts follows, covering the latest research and treatment strategies, including both Conference sessions and satellite symposia.

Abstract submission is now open

ASOIEASO welcomes Dublin as host of the 2020 Congress

The ASOI Committee were delighted to represent ASOI members to support Ireland’s bid for ICO-ECO 2020. There was stiff competition, and the Committee (along with expert help from the Dublin Convention Bureau and Failte Ireland) worked hard to ensure that international voters got a sense of excitement about meeting in Dublin. We have no doubt that the 2020 congress will merge scientific excellence, public health advocacy and stimulating debate with an authentic welcome and fun social programme. We will bring the worlds’ most expert scientific minds to Dublin for ICO-ECO, so that we create a lasting legacy to enhance obesity prevention and treatment in Ireland.

Obesity KTSObesity Knowledge Transfer Series: Free EASO Obesity Resource for Clinicians

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (Obesity KTS), developed in partnership with mdBriefCase Group – a leading global provider of accredited, online education for healthcare professionals. These resources provide a comprehensive array of online resources, covering a global approach to obesity, tailored to meet the local needs in European countries. These bilingual obesity KTS resources are available free at the point of access, and are now available in Italy, Norway, and Finland.

Register today!

Living and Working with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome

“We had been seeing paediatricians every six months or so, who were mostly happy with her progress, apart from her speech and language which was almost non-existent, though she did communicate through signs and noises and it was clear her comprehension was relatively good. When she was nearly five, and the weight gain was becoming increasingly obvious, my world was turned upside down when what was to be a routine visit to the paediatrician turned out to be the day Esther was finally diagnosed.”

Read the full story on the EASO website

4th International RACMEM Conference

EASO is pleased to announce the 4th International Recent Advances and Controversies in Measurement of Energy Metabolism (RACMEM) Conference in Fribourg, Switzerland October 20-22, 2017.

View more information on the event flyer

Implementing National Obesity Policies and Action Plans in Europe

On May 10, 2017 EASO held a successful policy conference in Brussels in conjunction with European Obesity Day 2017. Over 100 participants, including policymakers, healthcare professionals, patients, representative of the European Institutions, member state health authorities and leading public health organizations joined to discuss challenges and opportunities in national obesity policy.

View the report from the conference

Obesity Facts 10 Years

Abstracts for the 24th European Congress on Obesity, which took place in Porto 17-20 May, 2017 are available online in Obesity Facts, the official journal of EASO.

View the journal on the OFA website

People-First Language: Infographic for Healthcare Settings

Bias against people with obesity is well documented and has a major impact on health care delivery. People-First language can help tackle this challenge. EASO and our partner organisations urge everyone to use people first language to tackle discrimination.

For more resources on communicating about obesity please visit the EASO Media Portal

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians: ‘The Future is Now’

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) announces a call for abstracts and open registration for the upcoming conference: ‘The Future is Now’.

The 10th EFAD Conference will be held on the 29th and 30th of September 2017. Join us for networking and learning among the collegial European dietetic community. The 10th EFAD conference is themed ‘The Future is Now.’

Registration and the preliminary programme are available on the EFAD conference website


MooDFOOD is a multidisciplinary consortium involving 13 organizations in 9 European countries, using a unique integrative approach which combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology.

Read news from MooDFOOD on the project website

Media MasterclassesEASO Media Portal Offers Resources to European Journalists

The EASO Media Portal is a practical resource for pan-EU journalists and provides up-to-date, relevant information about obesity. It is an evolving tool which will be updated soon with new webcasts from the Media Masterclass at ECO2017.

UKASO celebrates 50th year in Cardiff: 7-8 September 2017

EASO is delighted to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of UKASO and announce their upcoming conference 7-8 September in Cardiff. Founded in 1967, The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) is the leading UK organisation dedicated to understanding preventing and treating obesity. A 50th anniversary celebration dinner will take place during the conference on 7 September 2017.

Online abstract submission, along with best practice, best abstract and poster awards are open via the conference website and close 14 June 2017.

Pre-conference workshops and symposia are also available to delegates. The programme overview is available here: Programme Overview.

IFSO-2017Announcing the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

EASO is pleased to announce the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, 29th August – 2nd September 2017. The IFSO scientific program will cover both surgical and nonsurgical treatment strategies for obesity, includes nine postgraduate courses, numerous oral, video and live operating sessions, as well as bariatric medicine symposia in conjunction with EASO.

Central European and Slovak Obesity CongressesUpcoming Central European and Slovak Obesity Congresses: October 2017

EASO is pleased to announce the upcoming 6th Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON) and the 15th Slovak Congress on Obesity 2017 from 5-7 October 2017 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Abstract Submission is open; read more on the CECON website

Location Announced for ECO 2019

In 2019 we are delighted to host the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow. Please stayed tuned for dates and more information about ECO2019.