Junk food marketing parliamentary debate – Tuesday 16th January

On Tuesday 16th January MPs will debate a motion in Westminster Hall on the impact of junk food marketing on childhood obesity rates. This debate will be led by Maggie Throup MP who is a strong supporter of further action on junk food marketing. We are keen that OHA members support this debate and encourage … Continued

Welsh Obesity Society & ASO Wales Regional Group Meeting

WOS in collaboration with ASO Wales Regional group look forward to bringing you an evening of CPD and networking. Refreshments will be served from 6pm and the CPD programme will start at 6.50pm. Thursday 8th February 2018. The meeting will be free to attend but you must book.  Please email Marilyn [email protected] to reserve your place. Read here … Continued

NICE Decision regarding Mysimba

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have turned down Consilient Health’s appeal to recommend the funding of Mysimba for patients with obesity.  Please read further details on this decision.

Improving access to bariatric surgery: The role of education and empowerment

Bariatric surgery is increasingly recognised as an effective way of managing Type 2 diabetes, yet there are significant barriers to its widespread use – despite NICE recommendations. Read the full article first published in Diabetes Update, Diabetes UK’s magazine for healthcare professionals, Winter 2017.

Weight Management before, during and after pregnancy – ASO Northern Ireland Regional Group Meeting, Wednesday 24th January.

This meeting will showcase the latest research and current public health interventions across Northern Ireland relating to obesity and weight management before, during and after pregnancy with an exciting programme of speakers drawn from academia, clinical practice and public health services. Registration for this event is free for ASO members but you must register via the link below. For Non-members, the … Continued

South West ASO Regional Group Meeting – Monday 26th February

The South West ASO Regional Group has been established with the aim of strengthening links and networks between all health care professionals and academics in the South West of England who have an interest in the management of patients with obesity and are actively involved in the provision of obesity services. The meeting will take … Continued

Position Statement: Response to Decision by Joint Committee of the Hertfordshire Valleys and the East and North Hertfordshire CCGs to Restrict Access to Elective Surgery on the Basis of BMI

  The UK charity “Association for the Study of Obesity” (ASO) is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity. The ASO accepts that economic pressures influence the funding of treatment in the modern NHS. It must also be acknowledged that as the annual Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  Health at a Glance report shows, … Continued

Message from the new ASO Chair Dr Simon Williams

I first became a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity when I was a PhD student, more than 20 years ago now. I recall attending my first ASO conference at the Institute of Child Health in London and having the opportunity to listen to, and learn from, some of the leading obesity … Continued

World Obesity Day 2017 – Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later

This year’s focus for World Obesity Day is the need for investment in services that support prevention, early intervention and treatment of obesity and our call to action is ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later’. This #WorldObesityDay we are calling on all governments, health service providers, insurers and philanthropic organisations to prioritise investment in tackling obesity. This means investment … Continued