Newsletter December 2021

Newsletter December 2021


We look forward to hosting you at our 29th annual congress in Maastricht 4-7 May 2022. This hybrid event will offer both in-person and online participation options. We are pleased to host this meeting jointly with IFSO-EC.

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Abstract Submissions and Symposium Suggestion for our hybrid congress ZoomForward22 are NOW open! #ECO2022

Applications now being accepted
Submission Deadline
January 14th 2022

Abstract Submissions

We invite you to present your latest research and clinical work. E-posters will form an important part of ZoomForward22, taking on a feature role in the congress programme and on the virtual platform

Symposium Suggestions

The Programme Organising Committee welcomes suggestions for full symposia, so please liaise with colleagues and submit a symposium suggestion under one of the five programme tracks.

Applications now being accepted

December 8th, 2021
16:00 CET

EASO and EFAD invite you to join our upcoming Hydration Training webinar! Our Hydration Trainers will share practical information, tools and advice useful for all Healthcare Professionals at 4pm CET on December 8th via an interactive and engaging format. We encourage you to join us for this interesting and informative training session.

Register now

Apply to join the Early Career Network Winter School in Napoli

Application Deadline
December 29th, 2021

The 2022 EASO Early Career Network Winter School will take place in Napoli, Italy from 9-11 February 2022.

This residential educational course is open to early-career researchers/practitioners.

There is no registration fee for this popular and competitive course and EASO will host hotel accommodation and meals for successful applicants.

The Programme for 2022 will focus on ‘Hot Topics in Obesity’ with sessions addressing key issues in research, treatment, and public health. Teaching will be interactive and delivered by European experts and include both lectures and practical training.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have received a thorough grounding in obesity and have learned new skills to develop their research or clinical practice.

Learn more and apply

EASO Early Career Network Award Applications NOW Open!

Submission Deadline – January 31st 2022

Early Career Network Awards

Four EASO ECN Awards will be presented at ECO2022 – in Basic Science, Clinical Research, Public Health and Childhood Obesity Research

Early Career Network Best Thesis Award

The Early Career Network (ECN) Best Thesis Award aims to recognise early career researchers and their contribution to the field of obesity. Early-career scientists are encouraged to apply for the award to gain recognition for their thesis at an international level. The Early Career Network (ECN) Awards recognise ‘rising stars’ in the field of obesity through their contributions in these fields and are highly regarded across the scientific community.

Learn more about award eligibility – awards open to early career researchers, scientists and HCPs, including the ECN Best Thesis Award and ECN Travel Grants, and apply.

Applications now being accepted

World Obesity Day Europe – Award Submission Now Open!

EASO supports the global World Obesity Day! We invite you to become involved in Obesity Day Europe on 4 March 2022. Consider entering your contribution to win a prestigious award from EASO and ECPO Submission Deadline – May 2nd, 2022

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 and apply

Join the Early Career Network

Established in 2005, the Early Career Network (ECN) acts as an informal community for early career professionals to connect and collaborate on projects and come together to share experiences and expertise.

Join today!



European Journal of Internal Medicine Clinical Insight:
Focus on Obesity – November 2021

We congratulate Guest Editors: Dror Dicker, Luca Busetto on bringing a focus on obesity to the European and global Internal Medicine communities.

With the publication of 3 articles in the November issue, obesity remains in the spotlight in Internal Medicine.

Spanish Society of Obesity Congress 2021 – SEEDO

Many thanks to our colleagues at EASO member society SEEDO for the warm welcome at their 17th Society Congress. This was an excellent Congress, well organised and with top faculty.

We are excited to support the launch of People First Imagery – this resource could be a game changer for people with obesity across Europe.

Learn more and view all the People First photos online

EASO has released a number of recommendations for policy and health decision-makers to help address critical gaps in the EU Research Agenda on health outcomes through the lens of obesity.

The recommendations, based on feedback from a structured stakeholder consultation with 32 other organisations including the World Health Organisation and OECD, are intended to provide support to the European Commission as priorities are set within the HORIZON EUROPE, EU4Health and other related Research Programmes which can have a real-world impact on implementing obesity as an NCD.

Recommendations from the consultation focus on the need to:

  • Bridge the evidence gap on obesity to support meaningful policies that maximise impact
  • Implement a clear chronic disease narrative on obesity and identify structural research parameters
  • Collect, harness, and leverage appropriate and meaningful data
  • Support development of personalised pathways for prevention, treatment, and long-term management of obesity and obesity-related complications
  • Improve communication and outreach among all research agenda stakeholders

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