Opportunities, Resources and News – August 2023

Opportunities, Resources and News – August 2023

UPCOMING SUBMISSION DEADLINES

European Association for the Study of Obesity – Novo Nordisk Foundation Obesity Prize and Awards for Scientific Excellence Announced

THE 2024 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR EASO - Novo Nordisk Foundation Obesitv Prize tor Excellence and New Investigator Awards in basic science, clinical Research, childhood obesir and Public Healin

Submission Deadline
Friday, 15th December 2023

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have announced an Obesity Prize for Excellence. This new award recognizes outstanding research or technological contributions to the understanding of obesity, its aetiology, complications, prevention and treatment. The prize is supported by a grant of DKK 2,000,000; DKK 300,000 of which is a personal grant to the winner.

More information about the awards and the nomination process


15th September is the application deadline for our 2023 ECN Winter School ‘Hot Topics in Obesity’ and 2023 Masterclass ‘A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesity’ — both taking place:

30 November – 2 December in Antalya, Türkiye


ECN Winter School 2023 visual2023 ECN Winter School ‘Hot Topics in Obesity’

This residential, educational course is open to early career researchers and practitioners who are members of the ECN. The Programme for 2023 will focus on ‘Hot Topics in Obesity’ with sessions addressing key issues in research, treatment and public health.

Apply here for ECN Winter School


masterclass2023 Masterclass ‘A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesity’

To address the wide disparities in obesity care and public health strategies,EASO education programmes offer comprehensive training designed for European health professionals working in obesity prevention and management.

Apply for EASO Masterclass

 


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Early Career Network


EASO NEWS


PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY BROYAL SOCIETY SPECIAL JOURNAL PUBLICATION ANNOUNCED

A special 2-part issue focused on obesity. The journal issue, from Philosophical Transactions B, is titled Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence which has been compiled and edited by John R Speakman, Thorkild IA Sørensen, Kevin D Hall and David B Allison.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Mastering Statistics in Obesity Research with Dr Paul Christiansen

Mastering Statistics in Obesity Research with Dr Paul Christiansen

In this 1-hour session, Dr. Christiansen will share practical tips for success with statistics and address common stumbling blocks faced by researchers when analysing data in the realm of obesity research.

19 September, 4-5pm BST

Learn more and register


Obesity Week 2023

ObesityWeek® 2023

14-17 October, Dallas, Texas

Join colleagues from EASO and around the world for ObesityWeek® 2023 in Dallas, Texas, next month hosted by The Obesity Society.

The event features evidence-based obesity science, cutting-edge basic and clinical research, state-of-the-art obesity treatment and prevention, advocacy and public policy.

Learn more and register


Early Career Programme: UK Congress on ObesityEarly Career Programme – UK Congress on Obesity

13 September in Belfast, Ireland

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Ascend LogoASCEND Obesity Training in Madrid from 18-22 September 2023.

18-22 September in Madrid, Spain

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Austrian Obesity Association logoAustrian Obesity Society & The Austrian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Conference

12-13 October, Vienna, Austria

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9TH CECON CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON OBESITY PRAGUE REPUBLIC OCTOBER 13- 14, 20239th Central European Congress on Obesity

13-14th October in 30th August – 1st September in Prague, Czech Republic

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Prevention of Childhood ObesityConference – Prevention of Childhood Obesity

30 October – 3 November in Copenhagen, Denmark

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2024 Nordic Obesity Meeting2024 Nordic Obesity Meeting will take place 1–3 February 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

Abstract submission deadline: 14th September

1-3 February 2024 in Helsinki, Finland

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EPH Conference a big year for conferences in Dublin!16th European Public Health (EPH) Conference

8 – 11 November in Dublin, Ireland

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14TH EUROPEAN NUTRITION CONFERENCE FENS 2023, Belgrade, Serbia14th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2023

14 – 17th November in Belgrade, Serbia

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OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL

Read the latest edition of OBESITY FACTS, THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBESITY

Volume 16, Issue 4, and online first articles are all available open access

  • The Physiology of Neurogenic Obesity: Lessons from Spinal Cord Injury Research
  • Disease Burden and Health Status among People with Severe Obesity Who Do Not Receive Bariatric Surgery: A Retrospective Study
  • Soluble (Pro)Renin Receptor Level in Patients with Severe Obesity is Associated with Visceral Adiposity and Is Involved with Insulin Resistance and Renal Injury
  • Insulin Resistance, but Not Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Hepatic Steatosis in Chinese Patients with Severe Obesity
  • Association of Body Fat Distribution and risk of Breast cancer in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women
  • The Impact of Obesity on T and NK Cells after LVAD Implantation
  • Antibody Response to Inactive SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in a Cohort of Elderly Patients Living with Obesity
  • The Effect of a Multifaceted Intervention Including Classroom Education and Bariatric Weight Suit Use on Medical Students’ Attitudes toward Patients with Obesity
  • Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide 2 Is a Hepatokine That Predicts Weight Loss and Complete Remission of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus after Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Japanese Individuals.
  • Reduced Growth Hormone Predicts Worsening Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance in Adults with Obesity

Read more here


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Save the Date

The 31st European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2024) will take place 12-15 May 2024 in Venice, Italy – save the dates!

We look forward to hosting you in Venice.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


EU PROJECTS


WHO guideline on non-sugar sweetenersSWEET PROJECT

SWEET Consortium position: WHO guideline on non-sugar sweeteners

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a “conditional recommendation” on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), sparking discussions and concerns regarding their potential impact on human health.

This guideline is based on a comprehensive systematic review of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and particularly observational studies, which advise against using NNS for weight control.

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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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EHMA LogoPREVENT EU

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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TIMESPANTIMESPAN

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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OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST