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

September 2019

I feel honoured to serve as the Chair of the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) having been a member for almost 20 years and a trustee for the past 7 years. During that time, I have seen large changes in the organisation, both in the way that the society is organised and within the field of obesity; perhaps reflecting ASO’s ability to move with the times. However, what has always remained consistent in my mind is the feeling that ASO offers a welcoming platform to bring together likeminded people, whose shared goal is the prevention and treatment of obesity. Indeed, I’ve always felt that one of the Association’s key strengths is the way it encourages meaningful networking and partnership. As a student member, I remember feeling that ASO was a ‘safe’ place to share my ideas, present my work and introduce myself to more learned members. And our annual congress (UKCO) and network meetings offer a place to both catch up with old friends and…

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