Newsletter June 2021

Newsletter June 2021

Thank you for attending #ECO2021

EASO President Professor Jason HalfordThanks to the EASO executive committee and trustees, and all of our delegates, presenters, organisers, sponsors, colleagues and friends from across Europe and 73 countries around the world for participating in #ECO2021. 286 presentations across 82 sessions and specialist content will remain available to registered delegates via the online platform, until mid-August in

  • Basic Science
  • Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
  • Behavioural and Public Health
  • Clinical Management and Intervention

ECO2021 is CME accredited by the EACCME®; visit the congress website for details. If you missed the congress you still have an opportunity to register!

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Zoom Forward

Zoom forward with EASO! We will be delighted to host you at our 29th annual congress in Maastricht 4-7 May 2022.

This hybrid event will offer both in-person and online participation.

We are pleased to host this meeting jointly with our colleagues from IFSO-EC.

Stay tuned for more information, which will be available soon.

 

 

 


FEATURED ARTICLES THIS MONTH


ECO AppEUROPEAN COMMISSION CLASSIFIES OBESITY AS A CHRONIC DISEASE

Although obesity was first included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1948 the misconception that obesity is a lifestyle
choice, which can be reversed simply by exercising willpower, has persisted for generations. Momentum has been building towards acknowledgment that obesity is a disease in its own right.

Click to read more


ADVOCACY


Advocating on Obesity

ADVOCATING ON OBESITY TRAINING WORKSHOPS

We invite you to apply to participate in the July 2021 EASO online advocacy workshop series, which will be hosted on Zoom on the following dates:

  • Monday 5 July 2021 16.00 – 18.00 CET
  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 16.00 – 18.00 CET
  • Monday 12 July 2021 16.00 – 18.00 CET
  • Wednesday 14 July 2021 16.00 – 18.00 CET

Advocacy training can help you to build capacity, improve competencies and learn to plan multi-stakeholder advocacy actions via practical, participatory training and case studies.

The workshop series draws on research and good practice from across Europe and explores how we can engage with policymakers and other stakeholders to shift the dial on obesity policy.

Click here to read more and register


ECPO Executive Director Vicki Mooney at the 74th World Health AssemblyECPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VICKI MOONEY AT THE 74TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO) Executive Director Vicki Mooney was invited to deliver a political declaration at the third high-level meeting of the World Health Organisation General Assembly on the

prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Her statement placed an emphasis on obesity as an NCD and a gateway to 80-85% of type 2 diabetes, and shed light on how off-track global obesity targets are, whilst urging member states to act on 4 critical points.

Click here to read more


EDUCATION


Harvard Medical School LogoBLACKBURN COURSE IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT

EASO is pleased to support the prestigious Blackburn Course in Obesity Management.

Complete registration information is available online.

Click here too learn more about the 2021 program

 


EFAD CongressREGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 EFAD CONGRESS IS NOW OPEN

The five-day “journey through European Dietetics” will take place virtually from 26 – 30 October 2021.

Review the preliminary programme and find registration information.

 

 


RESEARCH


New Investigator Award in Childhood Obesity

DR SOFIA RAMALHO


New Investigators United LogoApplications for the New Investigators United Winter School will become available in the autumn; watch this space!

Register to join the network


New Investigator Award for Clinical Research

DR GIOVANNA MUSCOGIURI


New Investigator Award in Basic Science

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ROMAN VANGOITSENHOV


ECO2021 Daily Highlights

Insight Video: The importance of identifying, recognising, and treating obesity as a chronic disease

We are pleased to share this new video blog from Abd Tahrani on the importance of identifying, recognising, and treating obesity as a chronic disease.


COVID-19


EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR VALUE IN HEALTH EVENT: Lessons from the Crisis

EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR VALUE IN HEALTH EVENT:

Lessons from the Crisis

How can a value-based approach to health help make health systems more resilient as we enter a new phase of managing the COVID-19 pandemic?

The importance of resilient health systems has been brought to the fore by the COVID-19 crisis, and European institutions have taken several measures to improve the crisis preparedness of health systems at EU and Member State levels. But how is health system resilience currently defined in health policy discussions, and are we interpreting this broadly enough?

Click here to read more and register for the June 17th event

Vaccinating People with Obesity for COVID-19: EASO Position Statement and Call for Action

VACCINATING PEOPLE WITH OBESITY FOR COVID-19:
EASO POSITION STATEMENT AND CALL FOR ACTION

We are pleased to share the new EASO Call to Action on vaccination for people with obesity.

Read the full statement in Obesity Facts, the European Journal of Obesity


ADDITIONAL ARTICLES
NOT TO BE MISSED


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

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


OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL


Obesity Facts Logo

The latest edition of Obesity Facts, the European Journal of Obesity, Volume 14 number 2, and the ECO2021 abstract supplements from Karger Publishers are now available, online and open access.

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.


timeline project

EASO is pleased to support this new 5 year EU funded H2020 initiative. The TIMESPAN project, 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.

Learn more

Adults with ADHD are invited to join an upcoming focus group discussion


PROTEIN project HeaderPROTEIN PROJECT

The PROTEIN Project is a research initiative led by a consortium of European public- and private-sector organisations working to promote health and wellbeing. Bringing together experts from across Europe, PROTEIN will develop tools using AI to provide personalised nutrition and physical activity support to people in the EU.

To read the latest PROTEIN Project newsletter click here

Introducing the PROTEIN Project App – now available to pilot via Google Play!

We are delighted to share an update about development of the PROTEIN Project App. Learn more about PROTEIN, an innovative tool using AI and big data designed with you in mind, supporting personalised nutrition and physical activity.

Download the PROTEIN app on Google Play


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