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POLICY NEWS IN BRIEF
From World Obesity
10th August 2017
/ Policy Watch...

A report published by the World Bank has identified a range of opportunities for interventions through the food supply chain to reduce the risk of obesity and related diseases, which could strengthen international resolve to implement World Health Organization targets for reducing obesity by 2025.

The report identifies a number of stages in food supply, from agricultural research through to retail supply, where interventions could be effective. Proposals include the elimination of subsidies and other production/price support measures for production of unhealthy ingredients for food processing, the imposition of taxes to reduce incentives to consume unhealthy foods, and the use of regulatory approaches to limit access to unhealthy foods.

The report, which appears not to be available on the Bank's own website, is titled 'An overview of links between obesity and food systems: Implications for the agriculture global production agenda' and is available here.

A commentary by Lawrence Haddad, of GAIN, is available here


The UK advocacy group Action On Sugar has called for colour-coded 'traffic light' front-of-pack nutrition labelling to be introduced across all food and drink products after finding that many perceived 'healthy' cereal brands contain large amounts of sugar, at levels that would equate to a red warning if traffic light labels were required.

Of 25 breakfast cereal manufacturers, five used labelling schemes that did not show colour-coding, making it difficult for consumers to make informed choices, said Action on Sugar. A further six companies provided no front-of-pack labels at all, despite some of them having high levels of sugar. 'Shoppers could save themselves a whopping 45 teaspoons of sugar per month (182g) if they had access to consistent front-of-pack labelling allowing them to make informed decisions and switch to a lower sugar cereal,' said a spokeswoman.
/ Also...

/ India: Mars adds M&Ms to its chocolate portfolio...

...while Mondelez and Amazon launch online confectionery delivery services, after Indian government permits added vegetable fat in chocolate.

/ China: Fast food company McDonald's plans to open 10 new outlets every week for the next four years

/ Australia: Heinz accused of misleading "healthy" toddler snack with up to 60% sugar

/ China: Single child policy may have contributed to rising childhood obesity rates

/ USA: Size-ism in the clinic reduces quality of health care provided, and reduces patients' health

/ USA: Lack of "structured days" explains why children gain weight in vacations

/ UK: Advocacy group Sustrans offers new 'Toolbox' to promote active travel

/ UK: Public health measures can save £14 for every £1 spent

/ USA: Cook County launches soda tax at 1c per oz, on top of Chicago's 3% soda tax

/ Philippines: President Duterte calls for taxes on sugary drinks

/ New Zealand: Sugar tax remains popular but government refuses to regulate

/ Australia: Cancer Council Victoria wants a ban on gifts with meals as study shows toys increase children's liking for fast foods
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Knowledge | Solutions | Action 
August Newsletter
Hello from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:


  • An update on the SCOPE Core Learning Path
  • Announcement of the dates of our Gulf Regional Congress
  • A summary of updates to our data pages since January
  • The latest obesity research from our four journals

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

Changes to SCOPE e-learning
We are excited to announce that the SCOPE Core Learning Path will be released in the coming weeks. Consisting of eight Core Modules authored 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 a standard price of £70 and will be free to users with existing SCOPE subscriptions. Discounts will be available to World Obesity members and users from low-and-middle income countries. 

In addition, the majority of our other modules will be made free when the Core Learning Path launches. We made this decision to ensure up-to-date, evidence-based obesity management resources are available to all, regardless of income.

Once launched, users will be required to complete the Core Learning Path to be eligible for SCOPE Certification. For more information and a complete list of Core Modules, click here.
Upcoming World Obesity Events
Hot Topic 2017: Obesity and Reproduction – the Cradle of the Epidemic

The rise of obesity in developed countries, including among women of reproductive age, means that the discussion of obesity’s impact on pregnancy could not be more relevant or crucial. 

This two-day event offers an attractive balance between basic science, translational research and clinical practice. Topics such as the merit of obesity interventions during pregnancy will be discussed, and we will hear about new policy regarding pregnancy. We will further delve into the often poorly-understood factors that affect the embryo in obese pregnancy, and find out about the long term consequences of maternal obesity for mother and child. Our international panel of renowned experts will present their current findings on these diverse topics and integrate them to provide a better understanding of obesity and pregnancy altogether.

Renowned faculty include: Roland Devlieger, Dilys Freeman, Patrick Catalano, Katrien Benhalima, Darmintra Pasupathy, Nicola Abate, Nicola Heslehurst and others to join soon.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – OPEN!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your abstract.

Submission closing deadline: 15th September 2017

Details on the programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition, registration and abstract submission can be found here.
Gulf Regional Congress: Dates Announced

The dates of our Gulf Regional Congress in Abu Dhabi have been announced as 19th-20th April 2018

The congress will focus on the developing obesity crisis in the region and the regional initiatives to deal with it, both within the health services and beyond. 

Attendees will come away with a greater knowledge of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type II Diabetes in our region. In addition, the attendees will learn about the strategies to prevent these public health problems and how these strategies can produce better outcomes for both the general public and individuals.


The Congress offers an opportunity for attendees to engage with national and international professionals including public health specialists, dietitians, nurses, family medicine physicians, bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, town planners, education specialists and physical activity specialists.


More information on the congress will be released soon. Keep checking this page for further updates.
World Obesity Sponsors CIOI 2017

World Obesity was a co-sponsor with WHO of the 2017 International Conference on Childhood Obesity, held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 5th-7th.

Several sessions featured World Obesity staff and advisors, including Professors Tim Lobstein, Harry Rutter, Tommy Visscher, and Philip James (WOF president 2009-2014).

Further details, tweets and images can be found on the conference Facebook page.
World Obesity Data Pages


A summary of our updates since January

Interactive Obesity Atlas

The key change that we have made in the first half of this year is the upgrade of our maps into an Interactive Obesity Atlas. Here you will find over 50 maps to explore, including all the original Overweight and Obesity Prevalence, Drivers, Impact & Actions maps. If you haven’t already visited the atlas or unfamiliar with how our maps work, you may want to visit our first time user instructions.
In addition to the original statistics, we have added a considerable amount of new data to the atlas this year. The following countries have all been updated with new prevalence data: England, Tanzania, New Zealand, Australia, United Arabs Emirates, Scotland, Egypt, Poland, Guatemala, Malawi, Sweden, Romania, Greece, Denmark, Cameroon, Belarus, Ukraine, Ireland, Serbia, Portugal, South Korea, and Sri Lanka.

Prevalence of obesity by Socioeconomic Status (SES) has been updated for Scotland, Tanzania, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Malawi, Greece, Guatemala, Romania, Denmark, Cameroon, Poland, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Obesity prevalence by Education has been updated for Tanzania, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Ireland, Serbia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

If you are interested in researching Policies and Interventions relating to obesity, there are new updates for New Zealand, Colombia, Malta, Netherlands, England, USA, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Germany, UK, Canada, Finland, Norway, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and European. These range from dietary guidelines for Malta, Netherlands and Colombia, and physical activity guidelines such as the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. New school-based interventions include the Poiba Project in Barcelona and the Christchurch Obesity Prevention Program in Schools (CHOPPS) programme in England. We have also added campaigns such as the Munch & Move and Finish with the Right Stuff in Australia.

Country Profiles

Another new feature to the data site this year is the series of downloadable EU Country Profiles. These provide a snapshot of the most recent information on obesity prevalence, drivers, impact and actions. We have also created an Obesity Atlas which is a compendium of all the European country profiles in a single downloadable report.

Presentation Graphics

Finally, there have been a range of additions and updates to our presentation graphics. These are a set of resources including downloadable tables, charts, trend graphics and detailed maps.

Updated graphics include ‘Obesity and Pregnancy’ ‘Overweight in Pre and Post Adolescents’ ‘European Overweight and Obesity in Adults’ and ‘Child Overweight by Maternal Education’. These are now available in 6 languages; English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

We have also updated our table for ‘Overweight in Children by Gender and Region’ and updated two of our most popular maps, ‘Top 5 countries by region and gender in adults’ and ‘Top 3 in Children’. 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.

You will also find EUROSTAT 2014 graphics for overweight and obesity in the EU by SES and Educational attainment. We have translated these into various country-specific languages which you can find here here (see page 7 for country index). Many of our other graphics have also been translated, and we will be adding more translations over the second half of the year.

We hope you find the Interactive Obesity Atlas and accompanying resources useful. Your feedback is important to us, so please email rleach@worldobesity.org with comments or requests for data.
World Obesity Journals
Pediatric Obesity (Impact Factor 3.689) 

The new issue of Pediatric Obesity is available to read! Read Editor's Choice for free for two months:

Visit the Early View page for the latest studies from Pediatric Obesity. 
Obesity Science & Practice

The June edition of Obesity Science & Practice is still available to view. All articles are free to read via open access. Take a look at the following highlights:


Find the latest research from Obesity Science & Practice via Early View.

CMHC Calls for Abstract Submissions
Organisers of the 12th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress, taking place on 4th-7th October in Boston, MA, have invited all interested parties to submit abstracts to be presented at a new scientific poster session.

Participants will be given the opportunity to highlight the latest clinical research and evidence-based practices and protocols surrounding practitioners who treat cardiometabolic diseases. The CMHC Chairs will select the best poster presented during the congress and will award the recipient with a cash prize of $300. 

Selected abstracts will be published online, and the posters will be published through the CMHC mobile app, while also displayed during poster sessions at the conference.

The submission deadline is Friday, August 25, at 5 PM EST. For further questions or concerns, email info@cardiometabolichealth.org. Participants will be notified of accepted abstracts by September 8th; poster guidelines will accompany acceptance notices. Learn more about specific requirements and parameters here.






Knowledge | Solutions | Action 
July Member Newsletter
Greetings from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:


  • Dr Cristina Parrino awarded SCOPE National Fellowship
  • Data Updates - EUROSTAT 2014
  • Other News
  • Upcoming World Obesity Events
  • World Obesity Journals
  • Other Upcoming Events

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

Dr Cristina Parrino Awarded SCOPE Fellowship
We are delighted to announce that Dr Cristina Parrino, based in Denmark, has been awarded a SCOPE National Fellowship.

Cristina graduated in Medicine in 2009 and specialised in Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2015 at the University of Catania, Italy. During her specialist training, she had a special focus on clinical management of obesity and diabetes.


In 2015 she was selected for the Pharmaceutical Medicine Programme at Novo Nordisk, based in Copenhagen. She is currently Global Medical Advisor in GLP-1 Obesity, Global Medical Affairs. As Global Medical Advisor she is actively engaged in the scientific dialogue on obesity at scientific meetings, as well as providing internal medical guidance and training on obesity management.


Cristina has a keen interest in obesity, bariatric surgery and diabetes and a growing curiosity and attention to the role of human nutrition in obesity management.


To find out more about SCOPE Fellowship and view a complete list of Fellows, click here.

World Obesity Data Pages

EUROSTAT 2014 -  Percentage Overweight and Obesity By Age & Gender by Income Quintile and Educational Attainment


We have been very busy translating this month. To give you a taster of how our new EUROSTAT 2014 Graphics will appear we have collated a slide presentation of the data presented in their own language.   Click here to download.

The good news is that if you are a native EU language speaker and would like first view at our complete sets of translated EUROSTAT 2014 graphics you can contact us at obesity@worldobesity.org and we will send you a copy of your graphics in your native language. In return we would appreciate it if you could feed back with any comments.

 

We are currently limited to providing EU translations, should funding permit in the future we hope to roll out the translations worldwide. In the meantime if you would be interested in translating any of our slides into your native language we would welcome and acknowledge your assistance. Email: rleach@worldobesity.org and we can send you an editable version.


Development work on our Interactive Obesity Atlas continues and we hope to bring you some exciting new developments next month. In the meantime please visit our pages here.

 

To receive live data updates on our Data pages follow @RJLobesitydata

 

We welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the email above or rleach@worldobesity.org.

Other News

Director of Policy speaks at UK Cancer Research Policy Symposium


World Obesity’s Director of Policy, Tim Lobstein, urged a better understanding of the social and commercial drivers of obesity and stigma at a UK Cancer Research Policy Symposium held in London in late May.


World Obesity Contributes to WHO-Coordinated Meeting


World Obesity recently contributed to a discussion about best practices in the prevention of conflicts of interest, at a meeting in Scotland coordinated by the World Health Organization.


PRICELESS Director Visits World Obesity Office


Witwatersrand University’s Professor Karen Hofman, director of the PRICELESS (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening) project in South Africa, came to our London office at the end of May to discuss the implementation of her country’s sugary drinks tax and the use of fiscal measures to influence health behaviour (see report here). 


World Obesity Hosts Webinar For Champions and Advocates


In late June World Obesity hosted a webinar on skills development for health care professionals for our Champions and Advocates including a contribution from Professor Bill Dietz, whose recent report on skills for obesity treatment delivery can be found here

Upcoming World Obesity Events
Hot Topic 2017: Obesity and Reproduction – the Cradle of the Epidemic


The rise of obesity in developed countries, including among women of reproductive age, means that the discussion of obesity’s impact on pregnancy could not be more relevant or crucial. 

This two-day event offers an attractive balance between basic science, translational research and clinical practice. Topics such as the merit of obesity interventions during pregnancy will be discussed, and we will hear about new policy regarding pregnancy. We will further delve into the often poorly-understood factors that affect the embryo in obese pregnancy, and find out about the long term consequences of maternal obesity for mother and child. Our international panel of renowned experts will present their current findings on these diverse topics and integrate them to provide a better understanding of obesity and pregnancy altogether.

The list of faculty include: Roland Devlieger, Dilys Freeman, Patrick Catalano, Katrien Benhalima, Darmintra Pasupathy, Nicola Abate, Nicola Heslehurst and others to join soon


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – OPEN!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your abstract.

Submission closing deadline: 15th September 2017

Details on the programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition, registration and abstract submission can be found here

World Obesity Journals
Obesity Science & Practice

The June edition of Obesity Science & Practice is now available to read! All articles are free to read via open access. Take a look at the following highlights:


Find the latest research from Obesity Science & Practice via Early View.

Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.51)

July's edition of Obesity Reviews is still 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) 

Other Upcoming Events
ObesityWeek 2017 - Where Science and Treatment Meet

Pre-Conference Courses: Sunday, Oct. 29 – Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
ASMBS Scientific Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
TOS Scientific Sessions: Monday, Oct. 30 – Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745 (Washington, DC metro area)

Join more than 5,000 health professionals, researchers and policymakers to experience the future of obesity research, treatment and prevention at ObesityWeek 2017, the leading international obesity conference taking place near Washington, DC, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2. ObesityWeek offers hundreds of professional opportunities, including  high-quality continuing education for career advancement. Attendees will have access to a comprehensive agenda on basic science, obesity surgery, prevention, research, public policy and more.

For more information please visit http://obesityweek.com





Knowledge | Solutions | Action 
July Newsletter
Greetings from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:


  • The announcement of our new Chief Executive, Johanna Ralston
  • Memorial of Dra. Alicia Recalde, President of SUEO
  • Dr Cristina Parrino awarded SCOPE National Fellowship
  • All the latest data and research updates

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

World Obesity Welcomes New Chief Executive
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Johanna Ralston as World Obesity's Chief Executive, starting in August. 

Johanna has spent close to two decades working in global NCDs, most recently as CEO of the World Heart Federation and Vice Chair of the NCD Alliance, and spent 11 years as VP Global Strategies at the American Cancer Society. An alumna of Harvard Business School, Johanna has also studied public health at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. 

The World Obesity team are delighted to welcome Johanna on board!

Click here to read more.
Memorial of Dra. Alicia Recalde, President of SUEO
We recently received the very sad news that Dra. Alicia Reclade, President of our National Associaiton Member in Uruguay, the Sociedad Uruguaya para el Estudio de la Obesidad, had passed away.

Her colleagues at SUEO are very grateful that they were able to share time with her and appreciate her professional commitment, and above all enjoy her friendship and human warmth. They shared the following with World Obesity:

Besides being a Medical Doctor specialised in Toxicology, she had obtained a Master degree in Nutrition and had also specialised in the study of Body Composition.

Throughout her life she took part in multiple publications  such as ENSO 1 (Encuesta Nacional de Sobrepeso y Obesidad 1), ENSO 2 (Encuesta Nacional de Sobrepeso y Obesidad 2) and ENSO  Niños (Encuesta Nacional de Sobrepeso y Obesidad en niños) among others, that  were benchmarks studies  in the assessment of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Uruguay.
     
We are very grateful that we have been able to share time with her and  appreciate her professional commitment, and above all enjoy her friendship and human warmth.

Alicia has left us physically, but she will stay forever in the heart of every one of us.

RD Daniel Prendez RD                                     RD Beatriz Babic MSc                           
President                                                           Past President      

We would like to offer our sincere condolences and her family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Dr Cristina Parrino Awarded SCOPE Fellowship
We are delighted to announce that Dr Cristina Parrino, based in Denmark, has been awarded a SCOPE National Fellowship.

Cristina graduated in Medicine in 2009 and specialised in Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2015 at the University of Catania, Italy. During her specialist training, she had a special focus on clinical management of obesity and diabetes.


In 2015 she was selected for the Pharmaceutical Medicine Programme at Novo Nordisk, based in Copenhagen. She is currently Global Medical Advisor in GLP-1 Obesity, Global Medical Affairs. As Global Medical Advisor she is actively engaged in the scientific dialogue on obesity at scientific meetings, as well as providing internal medical guidance and training on obesity management.


Cristina has a keen interest in obesity, bariatric surgery and diabetes and a growing curiosity and attention to the role of human nutrition in obesity management.


To find out more about SCOPE Fellowship and view a complete list of Fellows, click here.

World Obesity Data Pages


We have been very busy translating this month. To give you a taster of how our new EUROSTAT 2014 Graphics will appear we have collated a slide presentation of the data presented in their own language.   Click here to download.

The good news is that if you are a native EU language speaker and would like first view at our complete sets of translated EUROSTAT 2014 graphics you can contact us at obesity@worldobesity.org and we will send you a copy of your graphics in your native language. In return we would appreciate it if you could feed back with any comments.

 

Development work on our Interactive Obesity Atlas continues and we hope to bring you some exciting new developments next month. In the meantime please visit our pages here.

 

To receive live data updates on our Data pages follow @RJLobesitydata

 

We welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the email above or rleach@worldobesity.org.

Other News

Director of Policy speaks at UK Cancer Research Policy Symposium


World Obesity’s Director of Policy, Tim Lobstein, urged a better understanding of the social and commercial drivers of obesity and stigma at a UK Cancer Research Policy Symposium held in London in late May.


World Obesity Contributes to WHO-Coordinated Meeting


World Obesity recently contributed to a discussion about best practices in the prevention of conflicts of interest, at a meeting in Scotland coordinated by the World Health Organization.


PRICELESS Director Visits World Obesity Office


Witwatersrand University’s Professor Karen Hofman, director of the PRICELESS (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening) project in South Africa, came to our London office at the end of May to discuss the implementation of her country’s sugary drinks tax and the use of fiscal measures to influence health behaviour (see report here). 


World Obesity Hosts Webinar For Champions and Advocates


In late June World Obesity hosted a webinar on skills development for health care professionals for our Champions and Advocates including a contribution from Professor Bill Dietz, whose recent report on skills for obesity treatment delivery can be found here

Upcoming World Obesity Events
Hot Topic 2017: Obesity and Reproduction – the Cradle of the Epidemic


The rise of obesity in developed countries, including among women of reproductive age, means that the discussion of obesity’s impact on pregnancy could not be more relevant or crucial. 

This two-day event offers an attractive balance between basic science, translational research and clinical practice. Topics such as the merit of obesity interventions during pregnancy will be discussed, and we will hear about new policy regarding pregnancy. We will further delve into the often poorly-understood factors that affect the embryo in obese pregnancy, and find out about the long term consequences of maternal obesity for mother and child. Our international panel of renowned experts will present their current findings on these diverse topics and integrate them to provide a better understanding of obesity and pregnancy altogether.

The list of faculty include: Roland Devlieger, Dilys Freeman, Patrick Catalano, Katrien Benhalima, Darmintra Pasupathy, Nicola Abate, Nicola Heslehurst and others to join soon


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – OPEN!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your abstract.

Submission closing deadline: 15th September 2017

Details on the programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition, registration and abstract submission can be found here

World Obesity Journals
Obesity Science & Practice

The June edition of Obesity Science & Practice is now available to read! All articles are free to read via open access. Take a look at the following highlights:


Find the latest research from Obesity Science & Practice via Early View.

Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.51)

July's edition of Obesity Reviews is still 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) 


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.






















































































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