Newsletter April 2021

Newsletter April 2021

#ECO2021 is more than a scientific congress. It is a learning platform for disseminating the best obesity research and practice in Europe, and a tool for discussion, collaboration and sharing. We have developed a programme structure that will enable delegates to interact as much as possible with presenters, so we will offer plenary discussion sessions, teaching workshops, case study discussions and moderated e-poster sessions. ECO2021 has received CME accreditation by the EACCME®. Visit the congress website for details.

Programme topics will be organised into four main areas:

Day 1: Basic Science
Day 2: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Day 3: Behavioural and Public Health
Day 4: Management and Intervention

We will also host a meet and greet terrace, where you can learn from and speak with members of the patient community in a discussion lounge with the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity.

In the New Investigators lounge, you will be able to meet early career researchers from around the world, and chat with senior leaders in your field of interest.

#ECO2021 will be online, but we will make it as interactive and rewarding as ever!

REGISTRATION


ECO ATTENDANCE SURVEY: 3 QUESTIONS

Please complete our brief survey and you will be entered to win a free registration to ECO2021!

Click here for the survey


ECO2021 OC joint announcementA Double Feature You Won’t Want to Miss!

7th CANADIAN OBESITY SUMMIT & ECO2021 WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY ONLINE
This spring, Obesity Canada (OC) and EASO will offer our virtual flagship scientific conferences simultaneously 10-13 May, 2021. Delegates will be able to save on joint registration for both events, with access to recorded sessions. Joint sessions will be held at the end of each day for #ECO2021 to jumpstart the day for the Canadian Obesity Summit


FEATURED ARTICLES THIS MONTH


LAUNCH OF THE MEP INTEREST GROUP ON OBESITY
AND HEALTH SYSTEM RESILIENCE

20 April 2021 | 14h00 – 15h30 CET | Online

OHSR LogoAbout the MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) is delighted to support the establishment of an Informal Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience at the European Parliament.

The MEP Interest Group is chaired by MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP, DK) with Vice Chairs MEP Sara Cerdas (S&D – PT) and MEP Susana Solis-Perez (Renew Europe Group – ES).
The Interest Group is focused on implementing obesity as a non-communicable disease in definition, scope and how it is treated beyond primary prevention within policy instruments.
The group will also go beyond obesity and consider ways for EU policies and legislative dossiers to make a positive difference in supporting our healthcare systems to become more resilient as we move towards a New Reality post COVID-19.

The establishment of the Interest Group comes at a significant time in our journey to build bridges to align science and policy-making. Most notably, the European Commission’s publication of a new dedicated brief on primary prevention of obesity published on World Obesity Day Europe, 4 March 2021 saw obesity categorised as a chronic disease (as opposed to only being a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases).

This momentous development and more will be discussed during the launch event. We look forward to welcoming you to the launch and engaging. For queries, please contact [email protected]

Click here to register


Survey of access to obesity care in adults in EuropeSURVEY OF ACCESS TO OBESITY CARE IN EUROPE FOR ADULTS

Obesity is caused by the complex interplay of multiple genetic, metabolic, behavioural and environmental factors.

Click here to learn more

Read our new Scorecard Survey


EDUCATION


10th International Nutrition and Dietetics E-Congress10th INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS E-CONGRESS

The 10th International Nutrition and Dietetics E-Congress takes place 31 March -4 April, with Professor Volkan Yumuk, President of the Turkish Association for the Study of Obesity (TASO) and EASO OMTF charing, and EASO President-elect Jason Halford presenting on COVID19 and people living with obesity.

Professor Yumuk says “The 10th International Nutrition and Dietetics Congress is virtual this year; it offers a broad range of learning opportunities with top speakers across the field and a focus on challenges presented by COVID-19.”

Click here to learn more


ESPEN LogoANNOUNCING THE 8TH ESPEN SYMPOSIUM ON OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Symposium (ESPEN) will be virtual for 2021!
For more information and registration details click here


ADVOCACY


EASO builds community advocacy capacity onlineEASO BUILDS COMMUNITY ADVOCACY CAPACITY ONLINE

As part of EASO efforts to build capacity across our communities to effectively advocate on obesity in national contexts, EASO piloted an online interactive series in 2020 based on the EASO Advocacy Handbook and bringing to life other materials. We are now hosting another series and an additional edition will be held during the summer.
How can we better understand our audiences and tailor messages to engage them and inspire their support?

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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES NOT TO BE MISSED


COVID-19 AND OBESITY
READ RECENT ARTICLES HERE

RESEARCH
READ THE LATEST RESEARCH ARTICLES HERE

EDUCATION
READ THE LATEST EDUCATION ARTICLES HERE

POLICY
READ THE LATEST POLICY ARTICLES HERE

ADVOCACY
READ THE LATEST ADVOCACY ARTICLES HERE

EASO represents the European Obesity Community

  • EASO develops and supports active campaign groups
  • We support our national members
  • EASO provides a global platform for sharing ideas and developing solutions in the European context
  • We support development of a unified evidence-based approach to addressing obesity across disciplines and countries
  • We advocate around obesity as an urgent and relevant health priority to policymakers, NGOs, research funders, health professionals, media, industry and the public, and
  • Identify and articulate effective solutions to these stakeholders

OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL

Obesity Facts Logo

The latest edition of Obesity Facts, the European Journal of Obesity, Volume 14 number 1, Karger Publishers, is now available, online and open access.

Read about gestational weight gain, a new COSI analysis, basic science studies, behavioural research, the Milan Charter and more.

Click here to read more


EU PROJECTS

EASO acts as a dissemination and communications
partner in a number of important EU funded Horizon 2020
research projects, often as WP leader.


PROTEIN project LogoPROTEIN PROJECT

The PROTEIN Project is a research initiative led by a consortium of European public- and private-sector organizations working to promote health and wellbeing. By bringing together experts from across Europe, PROTEIN will develop tools using the latest communications technologies and machine learning strategies to provide personalized nutrition and physical activity support to EU citizens.

To read the latest PROTEIN Project newsletter click here


SWEET

SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who are reviewing and developing evidence on long term benefits and potential risks involved in switching over to sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability.

To read the latest SWEET newsletter click here