ASO membership is open to anyone working or studying in the field of obesity.

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced delegate fees at ASO conferences and training events

  • Free attendance at most ASO regional events

Patient Focused Site

The ASO does not provide information for the public. For general information about weight management please visit or

Latest News

  • New Obesity Series in The Lancet

    The Lancet has recently published a series on obesity (February 18, 2015). Titles are listed below. Patchy progress on obesity

  • Fancy blogging about your work?

    We are keen to demonstrate the breadth of work undertaken by ASO members on a day-to-day basis.  As well as researchers, we want to hear

  • Child obesity data resources updated

    The PHE Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team has updated the following child obesity data resources: NCMP Local Authority Child Data

  • Call for member-led symposia ideas for UKCO 2015

    As UKCO15 continues to be developed, the organisaing committee are pleased to announce the call for member-led symposia suggestions. 1.5h

Message from the ASO Chair

I am pleased and honoured to write my first welcome address as Chair of ASO in celebration of the launch of our new website. I hope you like the new look and feel and the opportunities it brings to make renewing and joining the ASO easier, as well as different ways to engage with us through abstract submissions for the March meeting on satiety and symposia suggestions for UKCO15, amongst others. We welcome your feedback and any ideas you have to enhance its functionality further.

I would like to extend my thanks to Professor Jason Halford, the previous Chair for steering the Association through a very important period which has included the strategic review and identifying actions to ensure that the ASO retains its position as the leading obesity organisation at the forefront for promoting obesity research and informing practice and policy. I take on the role at a very exciting time – a time where I look forward to working with both the existing and new Trustees to deliver the actions identified through our strategic review.

Twitter Feed

  • @UK_ASO

    Thank you to all who attended today's meeting, particularly our wonderful speakers & poster presenters! Special thanks also to sponsors.

  • @UK_ASO

    Time for our expert panel! Is there any future in satiety-based health claims? Plus q's from the audience #asosatiety

  • @UK_ASO

    What next? Dr Stubbs outlines innovations and opportunities for satiety research to benefit consumers #asosatiety


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