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Weekly news brief from World Obesity




June Newsletter
Hello from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:
  • The location of the 2020 ECO/ICO conference
  • An exciting announcement regarding SCOPE e-learning
  • The theme for World Obesity Day 2017
  • Five new data and policy graphics
  • All the latest obesity-related events and research

Keep updated and tell us your news by following us on Twitter: @WorldObesity.

SCOPE Announces New Core Learning Path
We are excited to announce that a new 'Core Learning Path' will be launched on SCOPE e-learning this autumn. Including five brand new modules created by leading experts, the Core Learning Path will provide the essential knowledge and information on treating and managing obesity.

The Core Learning Path will be available for only £70, and will be free to users with existing SCOPE subscriptions. In addition, we will offer discounts to World Obesity members and users from low-and-middle income countries. Watch this space for more information!
ICO/ECO 2020 to be Held in Dublin
In 2020, we will host our first joint meeting with EASO, combining ICO and ECO. This is a very exciting initiative for World Obesity, EASO and all of our member organisations.

We can now reveal that the meeting will take place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

More details will follow - keep checking the Events Page on our website for more information.
Theme for World Obesity Day 2017 Revealed
The theme for this year's World Obesity Day 2017 will be "Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later".

On current trends, 2.7 billion adults worldwide will suffer from overweight and obesity by 2025, of which 177 million adults will be in need of treatment as a result of severe obesity.   Untreated, obesity is responsible for a significant proportion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many types of cancer. If we don’t tackle obesity the medical bill for treating the diseases that follow directly from obesity is expected to reach US$1.2 trillion per year by 2025.  Investing in the prevention, management and treatment of obesity is a cost-effective action for governments and health services. Investment can help achieve the 2025 targets set by the World Health Organization to halt the rise in obesity and to achieve a 25% relative reduction in mortality from NCDs.  

This #WorldObesityDay on the 11th October, we are calling on all governments, health service providers, insurers and philanthropic organisations to prioritise investment in tackling obesity. This means investing in obesity treatment services, early intervention and prevention.

You can now view our calls for action for World Obesity Day 2017 on our website. We will soon be uploading more resources and information on how you can get involved. Please save the date and join us in calling for action to treat obesity now and avoid the consequences later!

Data & Policy Updates
We hope you are enjoying exploring our new Interactive Obesity Atlas. If you have not yet had a chance to view it, click here to find a wealth of data on obesity prevalence, obesity drivers, impact of obesity and actions taken to manage or prevent obesity around the world.

In total we have 50 maps to view. If you are unfamiliar with how they work, you may want to view our ‘first time user instructions’ here

Please note these maps will work on your phone but you will find it easier to select the country by using the drop down country list directly beneath the map.

Presentation Graphics

It has been another busy month and in our presentation graphics section we have 5 new graphics to report on:   
  • We have recently revised our Overweight & Obesity in pre & post adolescent children graphics.   This is one of our most reproduced graphics and you can download or view it here.
  • We have updated our Overweight in children by gender and region table. This can be viewed here.
  • We have revised and updated our charts on Global overweight and obesity in adults from selected countries around the world. You can view males here and females here.
  • Finally, we have updated two of our most popular maps, the Top 5 countries by region & gender in adults (see here) and Top 3 in children (see here).
To receive live data updates follow @RJLobesitydata

Please note that although we do provide translated graphics, these are updated on an annual basis. If you would like to view an updated translation please contact us directly at obesity@worldobesity.org.

We welcome and feedback, comments or suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the email above or at rleach@worldobesity.org.
Chilean Physicians Take SCOPE E-learning
100 physicians in Chile recently subscribed to take SCOPE e-learning in Spanish. An event was held in Satiago at which Dr Ada Cuevas, a member of our Clinical Care Committee, introduced the physicians to the course. Dr Cuevas commented:

"The certification for 100 Chilean physicians by the SCOPE program is very important, because overweight and obesity are affecting 39% and 27% of the adult population respectively. We must urge them to implement the best strategies for the prevention and treatment of this condition."

SCOPE e-learning is available in Spanish, French and Portuguese. To find out more, visit our website.
SCOPE School Athens Report

SCOPE School Athens 2017 took place on June the 3rd and was undoubtedly very successful. More than 120 participants had the opportunity to attend an interactive course covering practically all major aspects of the obesity epidemic, from epidemiology to treatment.

The event was a one day “primer”, at which Dr. Stavros Liatis first discussed the epidemiological data regarding Greece and the rest of the world, followed by Dr. Alexander Miras, who explored various aspects regarding the etiology of obesity, and Professor Carel le Roux, who explored the mechanisms of hunger and satiety. The comorbidities of obesity were presented in detail by Professor Vaia Lambadiari, while Professor Antony Leeds discussed meal replacements, Dr. Alexander Kokkinos drug therapy, and Mr. Dimitri Pournaras bariatric surgery.

The format of the event encouraged questions and extensive discussion, and many controversies were explored. Finally, participants had the opportunity to mingle and discuss among themselves, exhibitors and with the faculty during the refreshment and lunch breaks in an informal and cordial atmosphere. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Cambridge Weight Plan, Valeant, Novo Nordisk and Boehringer Ingelheim, all of whom have contributed to its success.

This year’s success makes it quite possible that similar events will be held in Greece in the future.

There is still time to register for our next SCOPE School, taking place in London on 13th June.

Click here to find out more!

 300 Endocrinologists Attend Our Child Obesity Symposium
Over 300 members of the European Society for Endocrinology attended a symposium on childhood obesity in Lisbon in May, in an event jointly supported by the World Obesity Federation, the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. The symposium included presentations on community interventions (Prof Hollie Raynor), genetic markers for obesity (Prof Sadaf Farooqi), and the need for population-wide policies to reduce the obesogenicity of modern environments (WOF’s Prof Tim Lobstein). Discussion included questions on the sustainability of interventions and the need to define obesity as a disease in order to reduce stigma.
Upcoming World Obesity Events
SCOPE School London 2017

What are the causes of obesity and what can we do about it?

The scientific programme will explore the putative factors that may cause obesity and evaluate how a better understanding of the aetiology may improve treatment approaches. Speakers include Samantha Scholtz and Francis Finucane. Full details on programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition and registration can be found here.

Hot Topic Conference: 9th-10th November 2017

The event will feature abstract and poster prizes among a series of interesting talks including 'Impact of maternal obesity of the embryo' and 'Clinical care pathways for obese mothers'.

Call for abstracts NOW open!

The Scientific Committee invite submissions of abstracts for poster and oral presentations relating to the themes around which the conference will be developed.

Submissions deadline: 26th July 2017

Details on programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition, registration and abstract submission can be found here.
Other Events
CIOI 2017

The International Conference on Childhood Obesity will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 5th-8th July.
 
This conference offers an inspirational and interactive scientific programme with International representatives from the World Obesity Federation, WHO/Europe, EU, EASO and other International associations rich in renowned speakers. Don't miss an extraordinary social programme in the beautiful and very affordable Lisbon.
  
REGISTER TODAY

For more information on this event please access www.cioi2017.com
4th International RACMEM Conference

The 4th International RACMEM Conference on Recent Advances and Controversies in Measurement of Energy Metabolism will take place in Fribourg, Switzerland on 20th-22nd October 2017. 

The event will feature symposium sessions, debate and points-of-view sessions, short oral communications, and poster presentations. In addition, there will be two pre-meeting satellites: Current Issues in Doubly-Labeled Water and Novel Concepts in Body Composition’.

Visit www.RACMEM2017.org for more information.
World Obesity Journals
Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.51)

July's edition of Obesity Reviews is now available to view!

This issue contains World Obesity's position statement on 'Obesity as a Disease' and accompanying Comment, both available to read for free:

Visit Obesity Reviews' Early View page to be the first to read the latest research.

Pediatric Obesity (Impact Factor 3.689) 

Obesity Science & Practice

The March edition of Obesity Science & Practice is still available to read for free via Open Access. Check out the following articles:
CMHC Announces Senior Planning Committee
The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) has announced the members of its Senior Planning Committee for the 2017-2018 CMHC educational curriculum: Drs. Deepak Bhatt, Keith Ferdinand, JoAnn Lindenfeld, and Clyde Yancy. For more information, click here.

The 12th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress takes place in Boston, MA on 4th-7th October. To find out more, visit their website.








World Obesity

POLICY NEWS IN BRIEF
From World Obesity
25th May 2017
/ Policy Watch...
/ World Health Assembly should adopt Childhood Obesity Commission recommendations  

World Obesity, with support from the NCD Alliance, Consumers International and WCRF International, have submitted a statement to the World Health Assembly urging the adoption of the recommendations of the Commission to End Childhood Obesity, and to develop a Framework for monitoring and evaluating the implementation process. The Assembly meets this week in Geneva. Our statement is available to read here.

/ World Obesity names obesity a disease

World Obesity has publish its position statement recognising obesity as a disease, a position fully in accordance with the American Medical Association and by many of our member associations. In a Comment published alongside the statement, we argue that defining obesity as a disease does not lessen but rather increases society's responsibility to prevent excess weight gain through a range of population-wide interventions to promote optimum health. Such population-wide measures are not only important to prevent obesity  but are also integral to the treatment process by reducing the risk of weight regain for people who have successfully reduced their weight. Declaring obesity to be a disease has been recommended by many patients' organisations.  Our statement and the Comment can be downloaded here.

/ Dublin to host the 2020 joint World Obesity and EASO Congress.
 
The city of Dublin has been selected as the city to host the 2020 joint meeting of the International Congress on Obesity (ICO) and the European Congress on Obesity (ECO). 

/ Also...
/ Australia: Banning sugary drinks in leisure centres does not reduce total revenue 





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Knowledge | Solutions | Action 
May Newsletter
Hello from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:
  • World Obesity publishes position statement recognising obesity as a disease
  • World Obesity Day 2016 wins "Effective Voice" award at the International Association Awards
  • Convention Centre Dublin is awarded the Silver Healthy Venue award
  • All the latest news on obesity events and research

Keep updated and tell us your news by following us on Twitter: @WorldObesity.

World Obesity Recognises Obesity as a Disease
Major position statement published in Obesity Reviews

This month the World Obesity Federation publishes its position statement recognising obesity as a disease. Taking the form of a review article by a group of expert advisers, published in Obesity Reviews, the position adopted by World Obesity is now fully in accordance with the position taken by the American Medical Association in 2013 and by many of the World Obesity Federation’s member associations.

In a Comment published alongside the World Obesity statement, the senior policy officers in World Obesity argue that defining obesity as a disease does not lessen but rather increases society’s responsibility to prevent excess weight gain through a range of population-wide interventions to promote optimum health. Such population-wide measures are not only important to prevent obesity, they say, but are also integral to the treatment process by reducing the risk of weight regain for people who have successfully reduced their weight.

Both articles can be viewed for free using the links above. Click here for more information.
World Obesity Day 2016 Wins Association Award!
We are delighted to have won the 'Effective Voice Award' for World Obesity Day 2016 at the International Association Awards, which took place in Vienna on 3rd May. Click here to view the full list of winners.

Our Head of Communications, Ellie Needs, was there to collect the award. She commented: 

“This award is fantastic news for World Obesity Day and the World Obesity Federation. The whole team are thrilled to have been given international recognition of the effectiveness of our campaign. We have worked incredibly hard to create a new ‘cause day’ and it’s great to have that acknowledged by the associations community.

"We are really grateful to the Association of Association Executives for providing a platform to share our success story with a global audience. We know that the impact of World Obesity Day is going to grow year on year and we are excited to see support continue to spread globally."

World Obesity Day takes place again this year on 11th October. Keep checking our website for updates!
WOF Calls on New WHO Leader to Avoid Conflicted Interests

In conjunction with colleagues from the Conflicts of Interest Coalition, we have signed an open letter to the candidates for the position of WHO Director General asking how they intend to address the issue of accountability in health policy in a way which is free from conflicts of interest. The letter, signed by World Obesity, the UK Health Forum, the Institute for Alcohol Studies, the International Baby Food Action Network, and the Canadian Centre for Health Science and Law, has been published in the Lancet and has been supported by over 50 other organisations. 

View the letter here.

Research & Information
We have many exciting changes in our Data section this month. Firstly, our new name. The Resources section has been renamed ‘Data’ and we have refined the information available to our audience in this section to reflect their needs.  If you have a bookmark to this section, please replace the bookmark with: https://www.worldobesity.org/data
New interactive maps

We have upgraded our maps and you can now view our Interactive Obesity Atlas section which contains all the original % Overweight and Obesity prevalence maps but also includes Drivers, Impact & Actions maps. You will find these maps here. New users may find it helpful to read the user instructions first here. This is a major upgrade to the site and we welcome any feedback or any ideas for the future. Please email us at obesity@worldobesity.org.

In terms of Presentation graphics available, we have new graphics highlighting the changes in overweight in boys and girls between 2001 & 2013/14 based on IOTF International Cut off Points (based on Self report HBSC Survey). These can be viewed here

Data updates

We recently applied a number of updates in children in Romania, Greece, Denmark, Poland, Belarus and Ireland, mainly relating to overweight/obesity prevalence by education or socioeconomic status.   In adults we applied updates to Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Serbia and Ukraine.

Policy/Intervention/Guideline updates

We have updated our ACTIONS map in England, Canada & St Vincent and the Grenadines with guidelines and legislation recommendations.

World Health Assembly, 22nd – 31st May 2017
The 70th World Health Assembly will take place on 22nd-31st May 2017. World Obesity is following some of the key agenda items relating to obesity and will be submitting a number of joint statements, including one relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO, and the updated version of the policy recommendations in the Global Strategy for Non-communicable Diseases (see Appendix III).

All documentation will become available here over the coming weeks. Copies of our statements will be posted on our website.
Convention Centre Dublin Becomes a Silver Healthy Venue
We are pleased to announce that the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) has met the requirements to become a Silver Healthy Venue. The Healthy Venues Award is available to venues showing that they have taken steps to provide nutritious menus, promote activities that reduce sedentary behaviour, support conference organisers in creating healthy environments and implement workplace place health policies for their staff.

If you are want to hold a healthy meeting or you want to have your venue assessed, get in touch with us by emailing enquiries@worldobesity.org.
 WHO European Regional Office: Call For Papers
The European regional office of the World Health Organisation is calling for papers for a special issue of its in-house peer-reviewed journal Public Health Panorama to feature papers on obesity and unhealthy diets.

Details can be found here. The deadline for submission is 31st May 2017.   
Upcoming World Obesity Events
SCOPE School Athens 2017

SCOPE School is returning to Athens on 3rd June! This one day event aims to serve as a comprehensive "primer" in all aspects of the obesity epidemic, from its rising prevalence to current and future treatment options. 

Speakers include: Dr Stavros Liatis, Dr Alexander Miras, Dr Carel le Roux, Prof Vaia Lambadiari, Dr Mary Yannakoulia, Prof Anthony Leeds, Dr Alexander Kokkinos and Mr Dimitri Pournaras. Full details on the programme, registration, exhibition and sponsorship can be found here.


Attendees of this event will earn 4 SCOPE points that count towards SCOPE Certification! 
SCOPE School London 2017

What are the causes of obesity and what can we do about it?

The scientific programme will explore the putative factors that may cause obesity and evaluate how a better understanding of the aetiology may improve treatment approaches. Speakers include Samantha Scholtz and Francis Finucane. Full details on programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition and registration can be found here.

Hot Topic Conference: 9th-10th November 2017

The event will feature abstract and poster prizes amongst a series of interesting talks including ‘Impact of maternal obesity of the embryo and ‘Clinical care pathways for obese mothers’.

Call for abstracts NOW open!

The Scientific Committee invite submissions of abstracts for poster and oral presentations relating to the themes around which the conference will be developed.
Submissions closing deadline: 26th July 2017

Details on programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition, registration and abstract submission can be found here.
Other Events
2nd Joint Global Symposium on Obesity
The 2nd Joint Global Symposium on Obesity will take place at the European Congress of Endocrinology - ECE 2017, in Lisbon on 21st May 2017.

This is the second in a regular series of collaborative sessions co-sponsored by the International Society of Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology and Endocrine Society focusing on major global topics related to the field of endocrinology.  

International experts Hollie Raynor (University of Tennessee), Sadaf Farooqi, (University of Cambridge) and Tim Lobstein (Director of Policy at World Obesity) discuss the genetic, behavioural and environmental factors involved in: "The Many Dimensions of the Childhood Globesity Problem".

The session, which is endorsed by the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and World Obesity will immediately follow European Obesity Day which this year is aimed at Tackling Obesity Together! 
International Congress on Childhood Obesity (CIOI 2017)
We are pleased to announce that the World Obesity Federation is institutionally supporting the International Conference on Childhood Obesity (CIOI 2017).

The conference will take place in the iconic venue of Champalimaud Foundation in the beautiful city of Lisbon on 5th-8th July 2017.

Our Director of Policy, Dr Tim Lobstein, will be representing the World Obesity Federation in the Opening Ceremony, along with WHO/Europe the Ministry of Health representatives and the President of Portugal, Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.  As keynote speakers, Dr Lobstein will lead a debate on Childhood Epidemiology and former President Prof. Philip James will lead a special session with children from around the World which will be streamed on Facebook CIOI2017.

Set to deliver an array of scientific and informative presentations, keynote debates and interactive workshops, with a line-up of internationally renowned speakers, the Conference will offer an extraordinary scientific and social programme. CIOI 2017 is one Conference  not to be missed.
For full programme details please click here.

With CIOI 2017 just around the corner, don't miss the opportunity to benefit from the early bird registration discount and the last chance for submitting an abstract before 20th May 2017. Register here.
CMHC Regional Conference Series
The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) Regional Conference Series, Focus on Frontline Education, is a primary-care focused series that provides the most current and recently emerging therapies and treatment guidelines aimed at reducing global cardiometabolic risk and improving clinical outcomes. Following a successful event in San Diego on 6th May, a further conference will take place in Chicago, IL on 12th August. Click here to register.

Organisers of CMHC have offered a discount to World Obesity newsletter readers. To receive $50 OFF any CMHC Regional Conference, use promo code PARTNERREGIONAL2017.

ObesityWeek
This year's ObesityWeek takes place in Washington DC on 29th October-2nd November.

ObesityWeek is a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. By combining both American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) annual meetings, ObesityWeek brings together world-renowned experts in obesity to share innovation and breakthroughs in science unmatched around the globe. Attendees will enjoy the diverse educational opportunities, networking events, and scientific synergies created through the collaboration of these leading obesity organizations.

For more information, visit the ObesityWeek website.
World Obesity Journals
Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.51)
Pediatric Obesity (Impact Factor 3.689) 

June's edition of Pediatric Obesity is now available to read! Read the Editor's Choice free for one month:
Visit the Early View page for the latest studies on Pediatric Obesity. 
Obesity Science & Practice

The March edition of Obesity Science & Practice is available to read for free via Open Access. Take a look at the following articles:









































































12/06/2017 13:03
21º Congresso Português de Obesidade, Aveiro, 24 a 26 de Novembro 2017.

O congresso

O congresso irá decorrer em Aveiro, de 24 a 26 de Novembro de 2017, no Hotel Meliá Ria, tendo por lema  “Apostar na Multidisciplinaridade”.  O programa científico será divulgado oportunamente. Para mais informações consulte o nosso site.


12/06/2017 11:46
EASO - European Association for the Study of Obesity - - - ECO 2017 PROGRAMME BOOK FINAL - - - NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

Para mais informações sobre o ECO 2017 consulte o site da EASO (aqui)

Faça o downlodad do ECO 2017 PROGRAMME BOOK FINAL (aqui)


CURSOS PÓS-GRADUADOS (Gratuitos)

Vão realizar-se na manhã do dia 17 de Maio de 2017, na Alfândega do Porto, e integrados no Programa do 24º Congresso Europeu de Obesidade, três cursos pós-graduados gratuitos. Os temas serão “Avaliação e tratamento da obesidade infantil”, “Avaliação e tratamento da Obesidade no Adulto” e “EASO Patient Council Teaching Course: Stigma”.

Os cursos serão em inglês e leccionados por uma faculdade de excelência  a nível europeu. Os cursos são creditados a nível europeu pela “European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)  “

Os interessados nos cursos deverão efetuar a sua inscrição prévia, preenchendo o formulário disponível para o efeito.

Consulte o programa do congresso (aqui)











EASO Newsletter May 2017
News from our 2017 Congress, ECO2017

The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) takes place this month in the beautiful city of Porto, one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe, from 17 to 20 May 2017. The congress is held at the Alfandega Congress Centre, voted one of the best meeting and conference venues in Europe. We have an excellent scientific programme planned for you. See the full programme, including social events, and register to attend on the congress website 
 

In this section we are pleased to share the latest EASO news and introduce you to members of our Executive Committee, Patient Council and Award Winners
EASO Policy Conference

Join the European Association for the Study of Obesity, decision-makers and opinion-leaders from Brussels and EU Member States for a policy conference on 'Implementing national obesity policies and action plans in Europe'  in conjunction with European Obesity Day 2017.

Registration is free on the European Obesity Day website


Join the EASO Patient Council at ECO2017



The EASO Patient Council works locally, nationally, and globally to advance the interests of patients and patient perspectives across Europe. Patient representatives from 20 European countries advise and lead on patient-related matters, advocate on behalf of patient perspectives, and provide input to EASO national member associations, EASO initiatives, the public health community, European Commission Projects, NGOs, policymakers, and industry.

At the upcoming European Congress on Obesity, ECO 2017, the Patient Council has a key presence and is part of the official programme. Join us at the congress! 

Registration is open via the congress website

ECO2017 - Delegate Evening - 19th May


Attending ECO2017? Join us to celebrate in this beautiful venue symbolising the trademark of the city of Oporto: Port wine. Located in the historic area of Gaia, near the River Douro, the Ferreira wine cellars have a lovely event area. Registration is still open and bookings will be accepted at the congress centre. If you are already registered for ECO2017 you have only to sign and to add this service to your registration.


Spotlight on Ellen Blaak, PhD


Ellen Blaak PhD is Secretary of EASO and Professor in Physiology of fat metabolism, Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM

"I lead a research group of around 15 people; our work is mainly focused on disturbances in energy and substrate metabolism in the etiology of obesity, insulin resistance and cardiometabolic complications as well as the impact of lifestyle intervention, mainly diet, in the prevention of these chronic metabolic diseases. We study both human physiology and the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms."

Read the full interview on the EASO website

EASO Summer School: 
Training the Trainers in the 
Prevention 
and Management of Obesity


EASO is pleased to announce that 30 funded places will be supported for our 2017 Train the Trainer Summer School! This comprehensive training course, held at Les Pensières at Fondation Mérieux - France: 2-4 July 2017, will increase the knowledge and competencies of experienced European HCPs and PCPs, training participants to develop and implement interventions that treat and prevent obesity at the local and regional level. The selection process is now underway.

Learn more  on the EASO website


European Obesity Day 2017


European Obesity Day (EOD) is rapidly approaching. It takes place on 20 May but activities are already well underway. As part of this year's campaign we have launched a call to action to EU Member States to put in place more effective and comprehensive obesity strategies. These strategies should cover all aspects of weight management, including obesity prevention, treatment and care.

In the spirit of this year's theme, Tackling Obesity Together, we hope you will join us and show your support for this call to action by signing the pledge on the European Obesity Day Website

You can also show your support on social media by following us on Twitter @EOD2017, searching and tagging updates using the hashtag #EOD2017 and connecting with us on Facebook.


Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series:
Free EASO Obesity Resource for Clinicians 


We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (Obesity KTS), developed in partnership with mdBriefCase Group - a leading global provider of accredited, online education for healthcare professionals. These resources provide a comprehensive array of online resources, covering a global approach to obesity, tailored to meet the local needs in European countries. These bilingual obesity KTS resources are available free at the point of access, and are now available in Italy, Norway, and Finland. 


4th International RACMEM Conference


EASO is pleased to announce the 4th International Recent Advances and Controversies in Measurement of Energy Metabolism (RACMEM) Conference in Fribourg, Switzerland October 20-22, 2017.

View more information on the event flyer


Project MooDFOOD: Meet Esther Vermeulen


"My role is to deliver observational evidence for the relationship between food consumption patterns and depression. This information was among several elements used for the development of dietary advice given to people participating in the MooDFOOD trial."

Read more about Esther's work on the EASO website

EU Project MooDFOOD:
New Nutritional Science Research on Sugar and Mental Health from Anika Knüppel


The first Work Package (WP1) of the MoodFOOD project aims to investigate the bidirectional association of diet and obesity with depression, using observational evidence. 

From London, Anika Knüppel, a PhD student in Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL), is working with observational data from the Whitehall II study, a cohort of over 10.000 British Civil Servants who have been completing questionnaires and taking part in health screenings over the last 30 years. This rich dataset permits Anika and her colleagues to view the sequences of health events and health behaviours.

Read more on the EASO website


We are pleased to announce publication of the latest issue of Obesity Facts, The European Journal of Obesity, Vol. 10, No. 2 is now available. 

View the journal on the OFA website

People-First Language: 
Infographic for Healthcare Settings


Bias against people with obesity is well documented and has a major impact on health care delivery. People-First language can help tackle this challenge. EASO and our partner organisations urge everyone to use people first language to tackle discrimination.

For more resources on communicating about obesity please visit
the EASO Media Portal

MooDFOOD is a multidisciplinary consortium involving 13 organizations in 9 European countries, using a unique integrative approach which combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology.  


 

View an updated webcast on the project website 

EASO Media Portal Offers Resources to
European Journalists 

The EASO Media Portal is a practical resource to pan-EU journalists and provides up-to-date, relevant information about obesity. It is an evolving tool which is updated regularly; new resources and information will become available following the Media Masterclass at ECO2017.


Announcing the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders


EASO is pleased to announce the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, 29th August - 2nd September 2017. The IFSO scientific program will cover both surgical and nonsurgical treatment strategies for obesity, includes nine postgraduate courses, numerous oral, video and live operating sessions, as well as bariatric medicine symposia in conjunction with EASO.


Metabopig Conference: 
9-10 June 2017, Lille, France


We are pleased to announce the upcoming Metabopig conference. The aim of this event is to gather a group of ten high profile PIs from across Europe, the USA, and Taiwan for 36 hours in a friendly, informal atmosphere, to present their latest research. In addition, new investigators are invited to present posters, deliver and attend short talks, and participate in a variety of hands-on lab sessions in surgery , islet isolation and other themes. 

Registration is open; please see our flyer for more information.


Upcoming Central European and Slovak Obesity Congresses: October 2017


EASO is pleased to announce the upcoming 6th Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON) and the 15th Slovak Congress on Obesity 2017 from 5-7 October 2017 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Abstract Submission is open; read more on the CECON website

Locations Announced
for ECO 2018 and ECO 2019


EASO is hosting the 25th annual European Congress on Obesity (#ECO2018) from 23-26 May 2018 in beautiful Vienna, Austria.
 
In 2019 we are delighted to host the ECO in Glasgow.

Please check the EASO website 
for further information, coming soon.


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EASO Newsletter March 2017
News from our 2017 Congress, ECO2017
The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) will take place in the beautiful city of Porto, one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe, from 17 to 20 May 2017 at the Alfandega Congress Centre, recently voted one of the best meeting and conference venues in Europe.

Late breaking abstracts are open until March 10th on the congress website 
 

In this section we are pleased to share the latest EASO news and introduce you to members of our Executive Committee, Patient Council and Award Winners
EASO Wins 'Best Lobbying Campaign'
at the 2017 European Association Awards



EASO is delighted to announce that we won 'Best Lobbying Campaign' for our European Obesity Day 2016 (#EOD2016) campaign at the 2017 European Association Awards.

The campaign struck a strong chord with the judges. Obesity affects nearly 100 million citizens in Europe and is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, costing €70 billion in healthcare and lost productivity.

Learn more about our campaign for European Obesity Day on the EASO website

Balancing Upstream and Downstream Measures to Tackle the Obesity Epidemic


An important new position statement has been published in Obesity Facts (OFA) by the EASO Prevention and Public Health Task Force (PPHTF). Public health actions to tackle obesity have historically focused on individual-level changes to diet and physical activity, rather than the upstream actions required to alter the structural drivers of behaviour.
Read the full position statement, including notes and references, on the Obesity Facts website
 
 

"I started working in the field of obesity when I joined the research group of Professor Bernhard Ludvik. I worked on my PhD thesis concerning vitamin D, liver fibrosis, and bone metabolism in bariatric patients. Furthermore, I was involved in a research project on developing an Austrian practice model of medical and nutritional care following bariatric surgery at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, which is a member organization in the EASO COMs Network."

 Read the full post on the EASO website
EASO Healthy Hydration Working Group: 
Meet Maria Luger


Patient Council Spotlight:
Meet Audrey Roberts of Scotland


"My weight has decreased again and I'm feeling emotionally and physically well again. I've learned that food is only the symptom and not the cause of the issue; for me it was a form of self medication. What was needed was to identify the problem and deal with that."

 Read the full interview on the EASO website

Variations in the Prevalence of Obesity 
Among European Countries


Over the last 10 years the prevalence of obesity across the European continent has in general been rising. With the exception of a few countries where a levelling-off can be perceived, albeit at a high level, this upward trend seems likely to continue. However, considerable country to country variation is noticeable, with the proportion of people with obesity varying by 10% or more. This variation is intriguing and suggests the existence of different profiles of risk or protection factors operating in different countries. The identification of such protection factors could indicate suitable targets for interventions to help manage the obesity epidemic in Europe.

 View the full report on the Obesity Facts website  
 
 

We are pleased to announce the official launch of European Obesity Day 2017, which will be held on Saturday 20 May. We launched the campaign on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2017.

Our theme for #EOD2017 is Tackling Obesity Together. Follow us on Twitter @EOD2017 and search and tag updates using the hashtag #EOD2017. Connect with us on Facebook too!

Learn more on the European Obesity Day website 
EASO Announces New 
Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series



EASO and SIO are proud to announce the new Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series: Italy - a core CME programme with a set of resources and best practices to educate health professionals in effective clinical management of obesity. This online, bilingual website was developed in partnership with mdBriefCase Group and is the result of international collaboration by world-renowned physicians specialising in obesity and weight management.

We look forward to expanding the reach of these resources to other countries across Europe. More details will be available soon on the EASO website.

People-First Language: 
Infographic for Healthcare Settings


Bias against people with obesity is well documented and has a major impact on health care delivery. People-First language can help tackle this challenge. EASO and our partner organisations urge everyone to use people first language to tackle discrimination.

For more resources on communicating about obesity please visit
the EASO Media Portal

Mark Your Calendar for the 
5th Canadian Obesity Summit



This upcoming networking and learning opportunity is so big the Canadian Obesity Network only organises it every other year - and in 2017, it's taking place in one of Canada's most historic venues in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain setting of Banff, Alberta. The Summit, held April 26-28, 2017, presents a unique opportunity to hear the latest research, teach and learn best practices, network with peers and make new connections to advance obesity prevention and treatment internationally. Read more 

Sólveig Sigur∂ardóttir: 
"Eat your way to better health"


Congratulations to our Patient Council colleague Sólveig Sigurðardóttir who has been acknowledged in a major Icelandic newspaper as a Reykjavík health champion. Now in the fifth year of her journey, Sólveig teaches others strategies for working toward a healthy family lifestyle. Sólveig's approach focuses on healthy foods rather than strict dieting. Sharing recipes, cooking methods, with a focus on physical activity, self-care and personal respect, she has helped hundreds of people each year learn about living a healthier happier life.

 Full article and photos are available on the EASO website

New Sugar Recommendations for Austria


The Austrian Diabetes Association, ÖDG, has issued a public statement recommending that citizens reduce excessive sugar consumption, which drives obesity, diabetes and NAFLD. The Association recommends sugar-reduced alternatives and suggests that if these become more affordable and widely available, it may help reduce health challenges among high risk populations, particularly young people and those with lower SES.

For more information please visit the EASO website

MooDFOOD is a multidisciplinary consortium involving 13 organizations in 9 European countries, using a unique integrative approach which combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology.  


 

View an updated webcast on the project website 

EASO Media Portal Offers Resources to
European Journalists 

The EASO Media Portal has been developed to provide a practical resource to pan-EU journalists and provides up-to-date, relevant information about obesity. It is an evolving tool which is updated regularly as new resources and information become available.


Announcing the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders


EASO is pleased to announce the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, 29th August - 2nd September 2017. The IFSO scientific program will cover both surgical and nonsurgical treatment strategies for obesity, includes nine postgraduate courses, numerous oral, video and live operating sessions, as well as bariatric medicine symposia in conjunction with EASO.


Locations Announced
for ECO 2018 and ECO 2019


EASO is hosting the 25th annual European Congress on Obesity (#ECO2018) from 23-26 May 2018 in beautiful Vienna, Austria.
 
In 2019 we are delighted to host the ECO in Glasgow.

Please check the EASO website 
for further information, coming soon.


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ECO2017 Early Registration/Hot Topic Abstracts 
With over 800 abstracts submitted, ECO2017 looks set to be one of the most exciting ECOs in recent years.  Join us in Porto - the early registration deadline, offering significant savings, is 28th February 2017.   You can register via the congress website.  

Don't forget to book a ticket for the delegate gala at the Ferreira Wine Cellars (via the registration portal). 

You can still influence the programme via the Hot Topic/Late Breaking abstract submission system, so please submit your abstract before 10th March 2017.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Porto, one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe..........   



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