Opportunities, Resources and News – October 2023

Opportunities, Resources and News – October 2023



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

We look forward to hosting you in Venice!


Submission Deadline
January 14th 2024

Abstract Submissions
We invite you to share your latest research and clinical work. E-posters will form an important part of the 30th European Congress on Obesity.

Click here to learn more about ECO2024

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

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.

For more information about the awards and the nomination process click here

EASO - NOVO NORDISK FOUNDATION APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 4 New Investigator Awards in • Basic Science • Clinical Research • Childhood Obesity • Public Health ResearchI


Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Fundamental Knowledge and its Impact on Research with Dr Jens-Christian Holm

Tuesday 17th October 2023
(4:00pm-5:00pmUK / 5:00pm-6:00pmParis)

EASO Early Career Network Webinar Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Fundamental Knowledge and its Impact on Research with Dr Jens-Christian Holm 17 October 2023 4-5pm UK/5-6pm Paris

Dr Holm will provide insight into the core aspects of obesity as a chronic disease and share the way this understanding shapes obesity research. The live Q&A session will provide an opportunity for audience members to have their questions answered directly by Dr Holm.

Register here

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Quality of Life in Patients with Obesity: Tools and Techniques for Clinical Practice

Tuesday 31st October 2023
(11:30am-12:30pm UK / 12:30-1:30pm Paris)

Quality of Life in Patients with Obesity Tools and Techniques for Clinical Practice

In this session, three expert speakers will explore the significance of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and quality of life (QOL) in obesity management and patient care.

Register here


Dr Nursel Çalık Başaran

Clinical Exchange and Professional Development

Congratulations to Dr Nursell Çalik Basaran, from Ankara, Turkey, who recently undertook a 4-month exchange program in Tel Aviv at the Rabin Medical Center Hasharon Hospital and Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tiqwa, Israel.

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The Lighthouse Consortium LogoLearn About LightCOM: The LIghthouse Consortium on Obesity Management

We met with Professor Berit Heitmann who is developing the Danish Hub-functions within the Lighthouse Consortium on Obesity Management (LightCOM) project and is co-leading on the intervention in Denmark, to learn about this interesting work.

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Prevention of Childhood ObesityConference – Prevention of Childhood Obesity

30 October – 3 November in Copenhagen, Denmark

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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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SEEDO 2023: XIX Congreso NacionalSEEDO 2023: XIX Congreso Nacional

22-25 November in Sevilla Spain

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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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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.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 January 2024
Early Registration through: 29 February 2024

Read More Here



New Research:
Alternate Sweeteners
Can Replace the Sweet
Taste of Sugar with a Lower Environmental

Did you know? Sweeteners Can Replace the Sweet Taste of Sugar with a Lower Environmental Impact

Consuming too much-added sugar is not just a health issue but is also a concern for our environment.

Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs), like aspartame and neotame, may offer a solution. Although health issues around alternate sweeteners are often discussed, their environmental impacts have been less explored.

This groundbreaking study looks into the environmental effects of these sweeteners, marking the first-ever analysis of neotame’s footprint.

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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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