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October Newsletter
Hello from World Obesity! This month's newsletter features:

  • New infographics and supporter's map for World Obesity Day
  • SCOPE Core Learning Path launched
  • Help World Obesity by completing our stakeholder survey
  • The latest news on our events, data and publications

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

World Obesity Day: 11th October
#WorldObesityDay, 11th October is fast approaching...
Support World Obesity Day by joining our Thunderclap!

We have one month to reach our target number of supporters - if we hit this, a flash-mob style burst of support messages will hit social media on 11th October. You can join the Thunderclap via Twitter or Facebook to help play a key role in tackling obesity now. 

Click here to join - it only takes a few seconds!
Interactive Supporters' Map Live!

We have now launched our new interactive supporters map, showing planned events and support pledges that YOU have been making for #WorldObesityDay. Take a look at our map to see whats going on near you and don't forget to let us know about your event if you'd like it added to the map!
Infographics available for download  
We have produced infographics showing the costs of treating the consequences of obesity and projected costs for 2025. These are a great resource for showing the need for investment in services that support the prevention, early intervention and treatment of obesity.  
The infographics are now available to view, download and share directly with your network on social media and email! If you want a print quality file of the main infographic poster, please email us and we will be happy to provide it. We have also produced versions with tailored country data for specific countries, some of which have also been translated thanks to your help. These will become available online on 11th October. If you require a translated version of the main infographic before then, please get in touch.

World Obesity Day Campaign Toolkit 
On our resources page, you will also find the Campaign Toolkit which is for anyone interested in getting involved with World Obesity Day 2017. Whether you are a medical doctor, researcher or policy director, this toolkit aims to provide support and advice on how to advocate around World Obesity Day.
10% off the SCOPE Core Learning Path

And finally, to mark World Obesity Day 2017, we will be offering a discount on the standard price of our Core Learning Path, which is part of World Obesity's e-learning platform, SCOPE. Click here for further details.
Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us at You can tweet us @WorldObesity and use #WorldObesityDay.

All information and resources will be added to our World Obesity day website as it becomes available and please don’t forget to sign our Thunderclap campaign!
Your Help Needed: Stakeholder Survey
World Obesity is currently conducting a review of its strategy and position. We would like you to complete a short survey to help us develop our strategy moving forward.

Click here to access the survey, which will be open until Friday, 13th October. All entries are anonymous and will be invaluable in helping us to ensure our work is as effective as possible.
SCOPE Core Learning Path Released
The SCOPE Core Learning Path on obesity management is now available!

Consisting of eight evidence-based modules authored by leading obesity experts, the Core Learning Path contains the essential information on obesity management. Click here to find out more.

The Core Learning Path is available for a standard cost of £70, with various discounts available. We will also offer a special 10% discount code for World Obesity Day, which you will be able to find here from 9th October.

All other SCOPE e-learning modules are now available for free - simply log in to SCOPE to access them.
NCDFREE to Launch Childhood Obesity Film
NCDFREE is set to launch a new film on childhood obesity titled Connecting Communities. Developed in partnership with Imperial College London, the film "focuses on the power of community interventions and solidarity to tackle the increasing obesity epidemic."

The film will premiere at Edinburgh Medical School on 13th October and will be freely available via the NCDFREE YouTube Channel shortly afterwards. Click here to find out more.
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.

Details on the programme, speakers, sponsorship, exhibition and registration can be found here.
Save the Date: Gulf Regional Congress on Obesity

World Obesity will host the first regional obesity congress in the Middle East in 2018. Originally planned for September 2017, the congress will now take place on 19th-20th April 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Further information on the programme including themes, speakers and abstract submission guidelines will be available in the coming months. Check this page for more information.
World Obesity Data Pages
The new extended country profiles are currently going online. To date we have Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, EU, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia & Lithuania with more going online shortly. These can be found here.
We have updated data for adults and children in Scotland for 2016, children in Wales and children from Iran based on a regional survey by education & SES.
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
Getting Obesity on the Agenda

World Obesity taking action to ensure obesity is included in key meetings and sessions on Noncommunicable Diseases and global health

The World Obesity Federation has been invited to present on the critical role of obesity in overall NCDs at several recent meetings, with President Ian Caterson, President-Elect Donna Ryan, CEO Johanna Ralston and Director of Policy Tim Lobstein presenting at sessions including the International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Seoul, European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, the German Obesity Society meeting in Potsdam, the World Health Summit in Berlin, the WHO Global Noncommunicable Disease Meeting in Montevideo, and World Economic Forum meetings at the UN General Assembly and in Geneva.

These events ensure that our shared message of addressing obesity as one of the most pressing public health issues the world is facing is incorporated into broader global health agendas at a time when there are windows open to influence policies and health systems.
World Obesity Journals
Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor 7.883)

The new edition of Obesity Reviews is available to view!

Read the Editor's Choice free for one month:

The following articles are available to read for free via open access:

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

The new edition of Pediatric Obesity is available to view! Read the Editor's Choice for free:

In addition, the supplement Maternal-Infant Nutritional Factors Influencing Early Onset Obesity, is still available to read for free.

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

The September edition of Obesity Science & Practice is 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.

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