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July Newsletter
Hello from World Obesity! This month our newsletter features:

  • CO-Create kick-off meeting in Oslo
  • World Cup obesity scorecard
  • New Healthy Venue
  • UN Interactive Stakeholder Hearing on NCDs
  • Management and Advocacy for Providers, Patients, and Systems
  • Forthcoming World Obesity Events
  • The latest research on obesity in our four journals

Keep updated and tell us your news by following us on Twitter: @WorldObesity
CO-CREATE kicks off in Oslo
This month saw the kick off of a new childhood obesity project which World Obesity Federation is leading with a consortium of other international NGOs, research organisations and academic institutions. Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth (or CO-CREATE for short) is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme for Sustainable Food Security and will run for a period of 5 years.

A key element of the project will be to put young people at the heart of creating, informing and disseminating policies to tackle obesity among their peers. The project sees adolescence as a crucial age-group with increasing autonomy and soon to be the next generation of adults, parents and policymakers, and thus important agents for change. CO-CREATE sees youth involvement as an essential component to the development of policies which are aimed at them, and thus the project aims to involve and empower adolescents and youth organisations to foster a participatory process of identifying and formulating relevant policies, assessing the options with other private and public actors, promoting relevant policy actions and developing tools and strategies for implementation.

The consortium of 14 international organisations came together in Oslo, Norway on 27 – 28 June to launch the project and discuss in detail the way forward. World Obesity Federation will be responsible for communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project outputs.

UN Interactive Stakeholder Hearing on NCDs
On Thursday July 5th, World Obesity Federation’s President, Donna Ryan, and CEO, Johanna Ralston, were joined by Members from India, Brazil and USA in New York at the UN Interactive Stakeholder Hearing on NCDs. The meeting bought together civil society organisations and other stakeholders as a key part of the preparatory process toward the third UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs, which will be held on September 27th. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for World Obesity Federation to highlight the importance of addressing obesity as part of the global efforts to reduce NCDs, and the need to recognise obesity, not just as a risk factor related to nutrition, but a disease in its own right requiring prevention, management and treatment. The Interactive Hearing also provided an opportunity to feed into the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document for the High-Level Meeting.

World Obesity has also written a brief statement on the Zero Draft Outcome document which has been sent to the co-chairs of the High-level meeting, Italy and Uruguay. In this we welcome the inclusion of OP9 which focuses on obesity, and we are encouraging members to do the same ahead of the formal Mission negotiations taking place on 9th, 11th and 19th July (the first already took place on 29th June). The outcome document is here, and our statement can be viewed here 
World Cup Obesity Scorecard
As part of our Obese Planet campaign we have create a scorecard to highlight the obesity levels in the countries playing in the World Cup

Each team’s strip shows the percentage of adults who are overweight or obese in that country. The numbers alongside show rates of childhood obesity and their overall global ranking.

Governments have the tools to tackle what is a gateway disease to cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Fiscal interventions such as the soda tax, investment in physical activity, and prioritisation of childhood obesity are all proven to be successful interventions. It’s time to blow the final whistle on obesity. 

See how your country score here.
Advocacy Training for Patients 
To coincide with World Obesity Day, World Obesity will be holding a Summit to explore ways in which people living with obesity believe society and healthcare professionals are able to help them better manage their weight; as well as reviewing the recent UN HLM, which is have taken place prior to the meeting. In addition, delegates will receive training on advocating on global issues. This will also be a great networking opportunity for patients.
The Summit will take place in London on 10/11th October and travel expenses will be covered. Places are limited so if you have patient representatives in your organisation who are interested in advocacy training, please contact Fiona Montague for further information. 
MiCo become a Healthy Venue!
We are delighted to announce that MiCo in Milan have become a Bronze Healthy Venue! You can read a quote from their CEO below:

'MiCo is proud to have joined the restricted club of the Heathy Venues, a small group that we hope will soon grow into a big family”, says Francesco Conci, CEO of Fiera Milano Congressi, the company that manages the prestigious convention centre in Milan. “MiCo wants to pay more and more attention to the wellbeing and comfort of its guests as well as those daily working at the facility”.

In fact, MiCo is one of the main Congress Centers in Europe, and as a fundamental asset of its territory, it intends to put itself more and more as an active subject able to promote all those best practices that entail a better use of the territory, both in terms of wellbeing and of green and sustainable practices, with great attention also to the needs of disadvantaged people. “Precisely because the whole world looks at us, we cannot avoid to launch messages that are so important for everyone”.

Healthy Venues is an award which aims to reduce the negative health impacts of conference going.The award encourages venues to support their customers, visitors and staff in making healthier choices and to minimise the negative health impacts of conference-going.

If you'd like to find out more about the award or recommend to a venue, click here!
Forthcoming World Obesity Events

World Obesity are holding a Symposium at the 23rd World Congress International Federation for The Surgery of Obesity And Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2018 in Dubai will bring together world leaders in metabolic and bariatric surgery to educate, discuss and collaborate. The committee is planning a superb scientific programme that promises a unique opportunity for all those interested in obesity and metabolic surgery.

World Obesity will be holding a symposium on the 27th of September 16:30-18:00

  • Gastro intestinal changes after bariatric surgery
  • Bile acids after bariatric surgery procedures
  • Bile and sodium tracking and link with metabolism

SCOPE Schools 2018
Don’t miss out on our SCOPE Schools!
SCOPE Schools are one-day courses providing participants with the opportunity to learn from our international experts, discuss ideas and share case studies and experiences. The courses are SCOPE and CPD accredited (CME pending) and will count towards your SCOPE Certification.
SCOPE School Brazil 2018

World Obesity Events Mobile App

Download the app and keep updated on the latest information on the programme, speakers, sponsors, tweets, live chats and enhance your event learning experience!
Events Scholarship

The World Obesity Federation is offering scholarship to those who are unable to attend our events otherwise.

For full details of eligibility criteria and application, please click here.

Management and Advocacy for Providers, Patients, and Systems (MAPPS)

Opportunities to be involved with our Health Systems Project

Calling World Obesity members and collaborators: can you share your in-country intelligence for a new World Obesity project?
What’s the Project? We are starting to map the pathways taken by individuals with obesity as they enter, move through and exit the health system in different countries. Each country’s health system will inevitably have different paths with their own particular strengths and weaknesses which we hope to better understand and learn from.
What can I do to help? Please complete this 5-10 minute preliminary survey aimed at gathering an overview of health service pathways for obesity in your country.  We would be interested in discussing this topic in more detail, if you would be willing to be involved, please leave your email address we will get in touch to arrange a short interview. Select here to complete Survey. Thank you
What next?

As we get into the swing of summer do not forget that there is still work to be done in the run up to the UN High-level meeting. Obese Planet has been designed to house all the documents you might need and the actions you can take to help ensure that obesity is remains at the forefront of our politicians minds! Click here and go to the resources page for more details.
Also keep your eyes peeled for information on World Obesity Day which will be coming in the next few weeks. This year’s theme is Stigma and we shall be announcing ways in which you can participate as we run up to 11th October. Keep checking our website
World Obesity Journals
Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.883)

The new edition of Obesity Reviews is now available to view! Take a look at the following articles, currently available for free:

Visit Obesity Reviews' Early View page to be the first to read the latest research.
Pediatric Obesity (Impact Factor 3.689) 

Take a look at the editor's choice, the following article is available to view for free:

Read the latest research from Pediatric Obesity via Early View.

Obesity Science & Practice

The latest edition of Obesity Science & Practice is still available to view. Obesity Science & Practice is free each month via open access. Take a look at the following articles:

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

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