ECO-ICO 2020 Moves Online

Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting restrictions, ASOI, EASO and WOF have decided to transition the live ECO-ICO scheduled to take place in Dublin from 1-4 September 2020 to an interactive and engaging online event. Full details outlining the format will be announced as soon as possible. EASO intends to host … Continued

ASO trustees – call for nominations

We are seeking nominees for the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and three general Trustee positions all to begin in September 2020. The General Trustee and Secretary terms of office are three years, while the Treasurer term of office is four years. Full individual members of ASO are invited to stand for election or propose other … Continued

New study exploring the impact of COVID19 on people living with obesity

COVID-19 has impacted significantly upon weight management and bariatric surgery. In order to quantify this effect, Dr Adrian Brown from UCL has obtained ethical permission for a survey for healthcare professionals and a separate survey for people living with obesity. The survey for healthcare professionals will take around 18 minutes to complete. Link to survey: https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=67332 … Continued

Petition: Government urged to keep feeding children during school holidays

Over 40 charities, organisations and education unions (including ASO) have called on Education Secretary Gavin Williamson MP to announce additional funding for continued food provision during the forthcoming school half-term and summer holidays. In a joint letter to the Secretary of State Gavin Williamson MP and Schools Minister Vicky Ford MP, the organisations point to recent figures … Continued

Would you like to host UKCO 2022?

If you are interested in hosting the UK Congress on Obesity in your city in 2022, please contact [email protected] and the team can talk to you about what is involved.  You can find details of the venue criteria in the document linked below. Venue criteria requirements

ASO May email update

ASO’s May email update was sent to members and subscribers on 7 May 2020 and contained lots of information and research regarding COVID-19 and obesity. You can read the update here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO’s emails and didn’t receive it to your inbox, please let us know. A benefit of … Continued

Briefing: How are COVID-19 measures affecting the food environment?

The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) commissioned polling from Savanta ComRes to understand more about the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures to manage the situation, on the food environment and what people are eating. Summary of findings: Younger people (aged 18-24) are more likely to report changes in what they are … Continued

ASO April Email Update

ASO’s April email update was sent to members and subscribers on 6 April 2020. You can read the update, with a focus on COVID-19, here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO’s emails and didn’t receive it to your inbox, please let us know.