Opportunities and Application Deadlines – January 2024

Opportunities and Application Deadlines – January 2024

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As we begin 2024, we pause to reflect on a momentous year for EASO. Our collaborations with partners across sectors have significantly advanced education, public health, and clinical management of obesity. We’re grateful for these partnerships and the achievements we’ve made together.

Looking ahead to 2024, our focus is on further strengthening these collaborations, especially with our national association members, sister societies across obesity and NCD associations, and other key stakeholders — most importantly, our partners across the European patient community — to deliver support for people living with obesity and to communities most affected by the drivers of obesity.

Stay tuned for updates on key upcoming events, including World Obesity Day, EASO Obesity Masterclasses, our COMs Mentoring and Exchange Network, the 2024 COMs Summit and other educational opportunities, including training and grants, networking and skill-building, and advanced competitive awards for our Early Career Network.

The European Congress on Obesity (ECO) will be the highlight of 2024. I look forward to greeting you at the 31st ECO in Venice where we will welcome Professor Volkan Yumak as our next president.

So to everyone in the obesity community, thanks for making 2023 a brilliant year. Wishing you a great 2024. #BetterTogether #Family

Warm regards,

Jason Halford
President, EASO

Abstract Submission Deadline for #ECO2024
Sunday, January 14th 2024

We invite you to share your high-quality research and clinical work. E-posters will form an important part of the 31st European Congress on Obesity.

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Abstract submission deadline january 2020.

EASO Travel Grants

Application deadline – 14th January 2024

For ECO2024, EASO will offer a limited number of travel grants to accepted abstract presenters.

Each grant will comprise a complimentary registration plus €500 towards travel and accommodation. EASO Travel Grants are only available to EASO members who would otherwise be unable to attend the ECO for financial reasons.

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EASO ECN Best Thesis Award

Application deadline – 14th January 2024

The EASO 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 winner will receive an award certificate and a €500 cash prize.

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A bridge over water with buildings and red and white text.Early bird registration is open for #ECO2024

Registration is now open for #ECO2024! Early bird discounts are available until 29th February – don’t delay as hotel accommodation is limited.

Programme details have now been published online; visit the website for full details.

We look forward to hosting you in Venice!

Click here to learn more and register for ECO2024


Professor Gijs GoossensInterview with Professor Gijs Goossens

Professor Gijs Goossens, who was recently promoted to full professor of Cardiometabolic Physiology of Obesity at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, recently appeared in a thirty-minute segment on the Dutch national television science program “Focus”.

In the program, which can be accessed through the link below, he discusses the complex pathophysiology of obesity.

Read more here

Tryggvi HelgasonInterview with Dr. Tryggvi Helgason

We are pleased to meet with Dr. Tryggvi Helgason, Vice President of the EASO Northern Region, who is a paediatrician and clinical researcher specializing in childhood obesity. Tryggvi is also President of the Icelandic Association for the Study of Obesity,

He has dedicated his career to helping families and children develop healthier lifestyles in an obesogenic environment.

Read more here


Career options in obesity outside of academia.Career Options in Obesity Outside of Academia

Tuesday 23rd January 2024
4-5 pm GMT / 5-6 pm CET

Are you an early career professional interested in obesity and curious about developing a career outside of “traditional” academia? Please join the EASO ECN for this upcoming eLearning Hub event focussed on different career pathways across the field. Senior expert speakers who work in public health, non-profit organisations and the pharmaceutical industry will discuss roles they have held throughout their careers in obesity.

Learn more and register here

COMs Webinar

COMs Webinar Hormonal & Psychological Management of Stress in Obesity Treatment Tuesday, 30th January 2024 11:30am - 12:30pm UK/ 12:30pm - 1:30pm GermanyHormonal & Psychological Management of Stress in Obesity Treatment

Tuesday 30th January 2024
11:30am-12:30pm GMT / 12:30-1:30pm CET

Register here



New! ASCEND training opportunity

Are you a healthcare professional interested in developing the skills needed to support building a multidisciplinary obesity management centre? The January-February course is now fully subscribed. Register for the March course in Madrid, held in Spanish!

Register here for the training March 11th -15th


RCSI LogoNew Course Offering From the RCSI School of Physiotherapy

EASO is pleased to share that the RCSI School of Physiotherapy is launching a set of new micro-credential courses, which represents a new academic offering from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2024 Nordic Obesity Meeting2024 Nordic Obesity Meeting

1–3 Feb. 2024 in Helsinki, Finland

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ATPO 2024Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO) Conference

21-23 February 2024 (Online)

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EASL LIVER CANCER SUMMIT Rotterdam, Netherlands 22-24 February 2024EASL Liver Cancer Summit 2024

22–24 Feb. 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and online

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endo bridge 2024 ßridging the World of EndocrinologyEndoBridge 2024

17-20 Oct 2024 in Antalya, Turkiye

Clinical Case Submission Deadline:
23 Aug 2024

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Volume 16, Issue 6, online first articles are all available open access.

  • A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Vitamin D Status of Patients with Severe Obesity in Various Regions Worldwide
  • Bariatric Surgeries, from Weight Loss to Weight Regain: A Retrospective Five-Year Cohort Study
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease with Renal Insufficiency in Overweight/Obese Adults
  • How Could Different Obesity Scenarios Alter the Burden of Type 2 Diabetes and Liver Disease in Saudi Arabia?
  • Overweight, Weight Loss, and Self-Reported Global Life Satisfaction: The Lolland-Falster Health Study
  • Comprehensive Questionnaire in Postpartum Women to Assess Women’s Knowledge of the Current Weight Gain Guidelines during Pregnancy in Lower Saxony
  • The Fatty Liver Index, the Strongest Risk Factor for Low Testosterone Level
  • The Causal Effect of Obesity on the Risk of 15 Autoimmune Diseases: A Mendelian Randomization Study
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Households of People Living with Obesity in France

Read more here




The SWEET Project Newsletter for Winter 2023 is now available to read online.

Read the newsletter here



BIO-STREAMS Multi-Pillar Framework for children Anti-Obesity Behaviour building on an EU Biobank, Micro-Moments and Mobile Recommendation Systems bio-streams.euBIO-STREAMS

Introducing Bio-Streams: Addressing Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in the EU

Bio-Streams, a new Horizon Europe Research and Innovation project designed to address the growing epidemic of underage obesity in the European Union, is excited to announce its official launch.

This groundbreaking project combines data-driven research, prevention measures and community participation to provide a holistic approach to reducing obesity rates among children and adolescents.

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Obesity is a chronic relapsing disease that acts as a gateway to other NCDs and is linked with an increased risk of developing breast, ovary, liver and colon cancer.

EASO is pleased to support the European Cancer Organisation-led Interact Europe project, which brings together 33 partners from 17 countries to develop a patient-centred European inter-specialty cancer training programme.

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Proactive Strategies for Addressing Childhood Obesity and reducing Future Cancer Risks

EASO is delighted to partner with the European Health Management Association in a new project, PREVENT — improving and upscaling primary prevention of cancer by addressing childhood obesity through implementation research.

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

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