Newsletter March 2022

Newsletter March 2022

ZOOM FORWARD WITH EASO and IFSO-EC

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.

Learn more and register

 

 


WORLD OBESITY DAY EUROPE AWARDS

APPLICATION 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.

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.

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.

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?

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Practical tips for obesity management in primary care: Webinar available

Time to challenge weight stigma faced by children and young people

EASO is a person first organisation. Lets all work together to stop obesity stigma

 

 

 

 

EASO STATEMENT ON UKRAINE

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) is committed to promoting research, education and collaboration across our professional community, from all parts of Europe and globally. As a values-led Federation of National Associations, we support international integration, democracy and mutual understanding.

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DECLARATION FOR NATIONAL ACTION PLANS FOR OBESITY

On World Obesity Day Europe 2022, The MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience launched a Declaration for National Action Plans for Obesity.

The key facts are:

  • In Europe, obesity has tripled since 1980
  • There are over 230 complications of obesity
  • 8.4% of OECD countries’ health budget expenditure is predicted to be spent on obesity and related diseases from 2020-2050
  • Obesity is estimated to cost around €70m per year to health systems alone
  • 10-13% of deaths in different parts of Europe is caused by obesity

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Dr. Grace O’MalleyPUBLICATION SPOTLIGHT: OBESITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: A REVIEW OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, CAUSES, ASSESSMENT, AND MANAGEMENT

We are pleased to meet with Dr Grace O’Malley from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Grace also leads the paediatric EASO COM in Ireland in Children’s Hospital Ireland at Temple Street. She is co-author of this new publication in Lancet Endocrinology and Diabetes which provides a research update related to child and adolescent obesity.

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The Ascend Global Obesity Training Programme

April 25-29, 2022

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve care for people with diabetes and obesity worldwide.

The FREE ASCEND E-learning Portal includes over 30 hours of learning in English, Spanish, French and German and is accredited by EACCME.

New live training available in Edmonton and New Brunswick Canada, April 25-29 2022 in English and French!

Learn more and apply here


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