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

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  • Reduced delegate fees at ASO conferences and events
  • Free attendance at most ASO Network events

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Message from the ASO Chair

October 2017

I first became a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity when I was a PhD student, more than 20 years ago now. I recall attending my first ASO conference at the Institute of Child Health in London and having the opportunity to listen to, and learn from, some of the leading obesity researchers in the UK. I found the whole experience very exciting, although as a research student struggling to remain focused on studying obesity and cardiovascular disease I frequently left ASO conferences wishing I was researching some other aspect of obesity that had been made to sound more interesting than my own work. ASO conference attendance and the opportunity this provides to network with other delegates has always been the main highlight of my academic year, and I’m confident that ASO will continue to provide very high quality educational meetings for its members and non-members.

This is now my second term as an ASO Trustee, my first being the period…

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