Opportunities, Resources and News – February 2024

Opportunities, Resources and News – February 2024


Late breaking abstract submission deadline.

Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline for #ECO2024

Tuesday, 20th February 2024

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Early Career Network Webinar: Effective Research Communication for Scientific

Tuesday 20th February 2024

4-5 pm UK / 5-6 pm Paris

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ECO2024 Early Rate Registration closes 29th February 2024

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!

Click here to learn more and register for ECO2024

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


The world obesity day logo on a white background.

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 latest updates in obesity medicine.Save the date latest updates in obesity medicine.

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.

Register here


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World Obesity Day Europe Awards

Deadline to apply – 6th May 2024

Award Categories

  • 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

Learn more and apply


woman in white shirt posing for a photo.Obesogenic environments as major determinants of a disease: It is time to re-shape our cities

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.

Read more here

The future of health innovation: OECD Policy Forum.OECD Policy Forum

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.

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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”

2014 norwegian obesity meeting.2014 nordic obesity meeting.

2014 norwegian obesity meeting.2014 norwegian obesity meeting.


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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?

Register here


ATPO 2024Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity (ATPO) Conference

21-23 February 2024 (Online)

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The logo for the easl liver cancer summit.EASL Liver Cancer Summit 2024The logo for the easl liver cancer summit.

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

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The logo for the endo bridge.The logo for the endo bridge.EndoBridge 2024

17-20 Oct 2024 in Antalya, Turkiye

Clinical Case Submission Deadline:
23 Aug 2024

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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.

Follow the new EU Project on Twitter and LinkedIn

Read more here

A collage of pictures of people at a party.A collage of pictures of people in a room.


The cover of a magazine with a review article on it.

Read the latest edition of OBESITY FACTS Journal

Volume 17, Issue 1, online first articles are all available open access.

Read more here





A group of people standing in front of a banner that says sweet.A group of people standing in front of a banner that says sweet.SWEET PROJECT

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:

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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.

Read more here


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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