World Obesity Day Europe 2022 and More

World Obesity Day Europe 2022 and More

World Obesity Day and Upcoming Application Deadlines

World Obesity Day Europe – March 4th, 2022

World Obesity Day is a global event, held annually on March 4 to bring people together to raise awareness and improve knowledge about obesity and the many other diseases on which it impacts. Here are some of the events available. What are you doing to mark the day? Join the conversation on social media #ObesityDayEurope!

Declaration for National Action Plans on Obesity

March 4th 9:30am – 11:00am CET

Declaration for National Action Plans on Obesity

On 4 March 2022, the MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience will host a public event to launch its Declaration for National Action Plans on Obesity. The European Association for the Study of Obesity acts as the expert secretariat to the group and we are pleased to invite you to join virtually.

The declaration launch will be followed by three panel discussions:

  • One year on from the launch of the MEP Interest Group
  • WHO Europe Obesity Report: What is there and what is missing?
  • “Healthier Together”: How can we support the Member States to make a difference on obesity?

Click here to register

The Obesity Empowerment Network Live Webinar

March 4th 1:00pm GMT

OEN WOD webinar

It’s time to challenge the weight-based stigma children, and young people face.

As part of the Stand Up to Weight Stigma campaign, OEN UK will present a webinar developing understanding of this important issue on World Obesity Day 2022.

Panellists will include children and young people affected by obesity, parents, and professionals in health and education.

There will be a chance to hear from those affected, engage with current scientific understanding of obesity, and participate in the discussion.

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Practical Tips for Obesity Management MontagePractical Tips for Obesity Management: A Wonca webinar held in conjunction with EASO

March 4th 6:00pm CET

To provide GPs with practical solutions and takeaways

  • How to correctly diagnose obesity and identify appropriate treatment options
  • How to talk to your patient about weight and obesity, and avoid stigmatising your patients?
  • How to treat post-bariatric surgery patients (remembering diet and behaviour)?
  • What should be the treatment targets of obesity treatments

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World Obesity Day Europe ECPO Patient Lounge

March 4th 3:00pm CET

In this special edition of the ECPO Patient Lounge, ECPO ED Vicki Mooney will be joined by a panel of distinguished guests who will talk about what World Obesity Day means to them and the importance of addressing obesity together.

There will also be live reports from events being held in at 7 European countries.

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Obesity Care Week 2022- the time to ACT is nowObesity Care Week 2022: the time to ACT is now!

Obesity Care Week brings together patients, allies, medical care providers, and advocates for a week of awareness, education, and action.

EASO is an official #OCW2022 Champion and along with 100 other health-focused organisations we are pleased to support this important advocacy initiative.

Follow the campaign on social media @ObesityCareWeek #OCW2022. Learn more and participate!

Read more here

EASL fats or carbsEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Event – Fats or Carbs: Which is the Real Villain?

March 2nd 6:00pm CET

Obesity is a global health problem that is quickly becoming the leading cause of fatty liver disease. In honour of World Obesity Day (4 March), and to address this growing public health issue, this week EASL will be taking a closer look at diets.

Learn more here

Publication Spotlight

EDIT Collaboration LogoResearch: Individual Risk Pathways for Development of Eating Disorders During Behavioural Weight Management

You are invited to participate in a consultation survey being conducted by the Eating Disorders In weight-related Therapy (EDIT) Collaboration to canvass opinions on the risk factors associated with the development of eating disorders in weight management interventions.

Click here to participate

eClinicMedicine LogoReframing Obesity Healthcare From Policy to Practice: Lancet eClinicalMedicine – Call for Papers

Weight stigma is prevalent in obesity health care.

EClinicalMedicine is looking for high-quality papers to be considered as part of a virtual collection which highlight the impact of weight stigma and discrimination in healthcare, and how healthcare policy, interventions, and services can lead to stigmatising practices.

Learn more here

EASO Hosts Early Career Network Winter School in Italy

We were delighted to host our first live European Teaching Course since the COVID19 pandemic began, in Napoli, Italy.

#ECNnapoli was a rousing success, and we thank our faculty, board, organisers and delegates for joining us for the course. Delegates enjoyed the course – hear what they had to say!

Read more here

Obesity facts

Volume 15 issue 1, is available now along with new online first articles, all open access.

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Application Deadlines


Late-Breaking Abstract Submissions for ZoomForward22, the 29th annual European Congress of Obesity, held in conjunction with IFSO-EC #ECO2022

Abstracts accepted for e-posters will be published as a supplement to Obesity Facts, the European Journal of Obesity. Remember that all abstract submissions must use person-first language.

Learn more here

Application Deadline – May 2nd, 2022

World Obesity Day Europe – Award and Grant Application Submissions

  • EASO Award for The Best National Training Programme
  • The ECPO Award for The Best Patient Engagement Programme
  • The ECPO Award for The Best Public Engagement Programme
  • The EASO Award for The Best Collaborative Project

Apply now!‌

EASO Congress


We look forward to hosting you at our 29th annual congress in Maastricht 4-7 May 2022. This hybrid event will offer both in-person and online participation options. We are pleased to host this meeting jointly with IFSO-EC.

Learn more and register

Thank you for supporting EASO