A message from ASO Chair Maria Bryant re COVID-19

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that we have made the decision to cancel our UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) this year due to COVID-19.  In the first instance, we felt that it would be inappropriate to launch the meeting at a time when many of you will be very busy … Continued

ASO launches new monthly email update

ASO has today launched a new monthly email update for ASO members and those who have subscribed to our emails. Our regular email will keep you informed on events, papers, jobs, opportunities, research studies, consultations and news from ASO and affiliated organisations. We hope this will be your go-to place for information that will advance … Continued

New joint consensus statement on stigma of obesity

ASO is pleased to endorse and support the new joint consensus statement and pledge by international scientific organisations regarding weight bias and the stigma of obesity. People with obesity face not only increased risk of serious medical complications but also a pervasive, resilient form of social stigma. Perceived – without evidence – as lazy, gluttonous, … Continued

Cross-Party Parliamentarians launch guidelines on obesity

A group of cross-party Parliamentarians has endorsed a new set of guidelines to reduce weight stigma. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity is today launching the guidelines at a parliamentary conference ahead of World Obesity Day. The guidelines are designed to support Parliamentarians to communicate and work in a non-stigmatising manner relating to obesity. … Continued

UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) website – feedback requested

Public Health England (PHE) Digital is conducting research for the redevelopment of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) website and is seeking volunteers to provide feedback. It’s a chance to give open feedback on how you find the service and what you would like to change. Your comments and suggestions will help PHE Digital … Continued

NICE Liraglutide consultation

NICE are currently consulting on Liraglutide for managing overweight and obesity [ID740] and welcome comments before 14th of February. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ta10388/documents

Help develop new SCOPE modules and School

The World Obesity Federation and World Heart Federation have recently launched a collaboration on medical education across CVD and obesity, at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris. As part of this project, a joint WHF-WOF SCOPE training programme focusing on CVD and obesity is under development and will be launched during WHF’s meeting at … Continued