Opportunities, Application Deadlines, Resources and News – December 2023

Opportunities, Application Deadlines, Resources and News – December 2023

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14th January 2024Abstract 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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Save the Date #ECO2024

The 31st European Congress on Obesity (#ECO2024) will take place 12-15 May 2024 in Venice, Italy. Mark your calendars for this premier obesity event; register and secure accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to hosting you in Venice!

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31 EUR ECO 2024 PEAN CONGRESS ON OBESITY 12-15 May 2024, Venice, Italy eco2024.org #EC02024


Team of Israel based healthcare professionalsSpotlight on EASO Adult COMs: Hasharon Hospital – Rabin Medical Center, Prof. Dror Dicker

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Leipzig University Medical CenterSpotlight on EASO Adult COMs: Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) Adiposity Diseases, Leipzig University Medical Center with Prof Dr Matthias Blüher, Prof Dr Michael Stumvoll, and Prof Dr Antje Körner

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Team of Iceland based healthcare professionalsSpotlight on EASO Paediatric COMs: The Health School, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland with Dr Tryggvi Helgason

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In November 2023, Seville hosted the XIX SEEDO National Congress, a major Spanish event in the field of obesity research and treatment. This congress brought together over 600 professionals, including endocrinologists, paediatricians, family doctors, nurses, nutritionists, dieticians, psychologists, and experts across various fields – all dedicated to health, prevention, and treatment of obesity-related issues.

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International Obesity Collaborative MembersNew Global Obesity Consensus Statements

EASO is pleased to participate in the International Obesity Committee collaboration. Together we have developed recent statements on BMI, and on Weight loss vs Obesity Management.

Download the Body Mass Index Statement

Download the Obesity Care vs Weight Loss Statement

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EASO LogoEASO Requests Regulatory Authorities to Review Governance and Practices Leading to Discrimination in Access to Effective Obesity Management

EASO is concerned that the European Medicines Agency and related national regulatory authorities (European Medicines Regulatory Network) governance is having a negative impact directly on people already under pharmacological treatment for obesity.

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Congratulations Thao Lam: 2023 EASO ECN Winter School Best Poster Winner

Thao developed a comprehensive index that quantified the obesogenic environment in the Netherlands.

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Alternate Sweeteners? Join the SWEET project final event and meet experts in the field of sweeteners and sweetness enhancers. Date: January 18, 2024 Location: Brussels, Belgium Event: Final Project Meeting Register here to receive your invitation:SWEET EU Project: An Invitation to Our Final Stakeholder Event

Date: 18 January
Time: 12.00 – 17.00
Location: ILSI Headquarters
Av. E. Mounier 83 / B.6. B-1200 Brussels

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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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Ascend Logo5-day Accredited ASCEND Training Course

29 Jan – 2 Feb 2024, in Madrid, Spain

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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

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

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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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