ASO Small Grant for COVID-19 Research – Call for Projects 2020

The Association for the Study of Obesity has funding available for new or ongoing research projects exploring the direct or indirect impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on health and wellbeing outcomes in people living with obesity or on population health. The research is expected to lead to new knowledge or innovations that make a difference … Continued

World Obesity Day – 4 March 2020 – Get involved

World Obesity Day will take place on Wednesday 4 March 2020. The new aligned awareness day is supported by many leading international obesity organisations, including our partners EASO and World Obesity. ASO is pleased to support World Obesity Day. EASO will undertake several European activities, and has made available an extensive range of information, tools … Continued

EASO 2019 New Investigators United Autumn School

The EASO 2019 New Investigators United Autumn School will take place in Naples, Italy from 2-4 September 2019.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th June.  Early career researchers/practitioners are encouraged to apply.  EASO covers all on-site costs related to the course, including hotel accommodation and meals, and there is no registration fee.  Accepted … Continued

Upcoming ASO Network Meetings Across the UK

The ASO Networks hold meetings and events across the UK to disseminate knowledge and encourage networking; meeting the ASO mission and objectives at a regional level and responding to local needs. There are several obesity events coming up, including in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Derby. Visit our Conference Diary page for more information and to … Continued

APPG says it must be ‘children first!’ in new Mental Health Act

News release: from the APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood Embargo: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has claimed that a reformed Mental Health Act will be little more than ‘sticking plaster’’ unless the needs of children feature ‘first, last and foremost.’ Launching a new APPG report: ‘Children’s Mental Health … Continued