Position Statements (Guidelines)

Founded in 1986, the European Association for the Study of obesity is organised across three regions: North, Middle and South, each of which is now represented by an elected Regional Vice President on the EASO Executive Committee.

ECO2019, the 26th European Congress on Obesity, will take place in Glasgow, Scotland from 28 April to 1 May 2019. We are pleased to offer new Investigators the opportunity to compete for the following EASO Awards, which will be presented at ECO2019.

In 2001, EASO launched three task forces: prevention & Public Health, Obesity Management, and Childhood Obesity. These task forces are very active, preparing guidelines, position statements and scientific publications, and coordinating educational activities.

EASO by-laws state several policy focused aims:

  • to encourage and support activities related to the research on and the prevention and treatment of obesity by acting as a coordinating body by representing the European national organisations affiliated with the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), now the World Obesity Federation.
  • to facilitate communication between the members of these organisations and to represent their interests within the World Obesity Federation across Europe and within the European Union.
  • to organise congress on obesity in Europe
  • EASO also supports major policy initiatives of interest to the broader obesity community with European-wide campaigns in support of European Obesity Day.  These campaign efforts have included successful and widely influential policy conferences during recent years.