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

ASO Trustee Elections 2019

The ASO is now calling for nominees to stand for election to the Board of Trustees. Full individual members of ASO are invited to stand for election or propose other members to stand for election. The deadline for nominations is 23:59 BST on Monday 15 July 2019. For more details and relevant documentation, please visit … Continued

UKCO 2019 – registration, abstracts and member-led symposia

Registration is now open for the UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) in Leeds on 12-13 September. The theme of the congress is Future thinking and innovation in obesity. The ASO UK Congress on Obesity will include a mix of plenary lectures, oral communications and poster sessions and member-led symposia. The organising committee welcome suggestions from … Continued