UPCOMING DEADLINES AND EVENTS
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline for #ECO2024
Tuesday, 20th February 2024
Early Career Network Webinar: Effective Research Communication for Scientific
Tuesday 20th February 2024
4-5 pm UK / 5-6 pm Paris
Registration is now open for #ECO2024! Early rate 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!
WORLD OBESITY DAY EUROPE
World Obesity Day, observed annually across Europe on March 4th, is a global campaign which serves to raise awareness, promote advocacy, enhance policies and facilitate the sharing of experiences in the field of obesity.
Get involved and follow #WODEurope
Save the Date for a Joint World Obesity Day Europe Event: ‘Latest Updates in Obesity Medicine’
Date: Monday 4th March 2024
Time: 5-7 pm UK / 6-8 pm Paris time
Join EASO and WONCA Europe for this specialised World Obesity Day 2024 online event, tailored for General Practitioners (GPs) and allied medical professionals.
World Obesity Day Europe Awards
Deadline to apply – 6th May 2024
- The ECPO Award for The Best Patient Engagement Programme
- The ECPO Award for The Best Public Engagement Programme
- The EASO Award for The Best National Training Programme
- The EASO Award for The Best Collaborative Project
- The ECPO Award for the Best Media Engagement
- The ECPO Award for the Best Social Media Engagement
- The ECPO Award for the best obesity-related Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) organisation participation and engagement
Obesity is a multifactoral chronic disease, and the environments where we live, work and play have a role in influencing our health.
We are pleased to share a new publication and interview with one of the authors of this commentary.
EASO was pleased to participate in the OECD High-Level Policy Forum on The Future of People-Centred Health Innovation in January. Read more about the key issues addressed during the Forum.
2024 NORDIC OBESITY MEETING
EASO was pleased to participate in the 2024 Nordic Obesity Meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
The meeting brought together obesity experts, researchers, and early career professionals from across the region and beyond to discuss the latest insights in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity.
ECN board members Niamh Arthurs, Bram Berntzen, and Cilius E Fonvig attended. Bram said, ‘It was an excellent conference with great talks and a lovely relaxed atmosphere; really stimulating Nordic collaborations”
ASCEND OBESITY TRAINING
ASCEND training opportunity
11-15 March 2024 in Madrid
Are you a healthcare professional interested in developing the skills needed to support developing a multidisciplinary obesity management centre?
21-23 February 2024 (Online)
22–24 Feb. 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and online
17-20 Oct 2024 in Antalya, Turkiye
Clinical Case Submission Deadline:
23 Aug 2024
NEW EU PROJECT STAGE: STAYING HEALTHY THROUGH AGEING
STAGE: Staying Healthy Through Ageing
Stage focuses on the study of healthy ageing. The project brings together experts to investigate ageing and multi-morbidity—the presence of multiple long-term health conditions—using extensive health data collected over lifetimes.
The key aim of the project is to understand how to prevent these complex health issues.
OBESITY FACTS JOURNAL
Read the latest edition of OBESITY FACTS Journal
Volume 17, Issue 1, online first articles are all available open access.
The EU SWEET project concluded after 5 years, with 45 members from 29 organizations sharing groundbreaking findings on the impact of sweeteners and enhancers.
Register to receive info on SWEET Project findings:
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.
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.
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.
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.