Abstract Submission for UKCO2018 is now open!

All accepted abstract to be published in the International Journal of Obesity Supplements.

The ASO are pleased to invite you to be a part of the programme by submitting abstracts for poster and oral presentation at UKCO2018. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday 13th June, 2018.

Submit your abstract here

Submission Instructions

Only online submissions submitted via this site will be accepted. You may need to register your details before submitting an abstract. Please view the Abstract Submission Instructions and the sample abstract template before submitting an abstract.

Please also read the ASO Position Paper on Weight Bias and Stigma before submitting. A draft programme is now available to assist with your abstract submission.

Once you have submitted your abstract, you will receive an email acknowledgement to confirm that your abstract has been received. Please check your junk or spam folders. If you have any queries regarding abstract submission please contact the ASO office.

Poster Presentation Guidelines // Oral Presentation Guidelines  // ASO Position Paper on Weight Bias and Stigma

Abstract Journal Publication

The programme committee are pleased to announce that all accepted abstracts for UKCO2018 will be published in a supplementary copy of the International Journal of Obesity (IJO).   Impact Factor. View the editors.

Member-Led Symposia 

The UKCO organising committee are now welcoming suggestions from ASO members for symposia.  Symposia sessions are 1.5 hours long and the use of time and the number of contributors are flexible within the 1.5-hour time slot. If you are an ASO member and you are interested in submitting a symposium, please download and read the Symposia Proposal Form. The deadline for submission is Friday 6th April, 2018 and must be sent by email to the ASO office.

Submit a symposium suggestion under one of the three following categories:

1. Management and Intervention
2. Health, Behaviour and Environment
3. Basic and Experimental Science

ASO Awards

The ASO are pleased to announce four awards on offer to ASO Members during the UKCO congress.

  1. 'New to Research' Best Abstract Award - Eligible to abstract submitters who are 'new to research'.
  2. Best Poster Award - All poster presentations will be eligible for this award.
  3. Best Practice Award - For non-research members, including clinicians and those working in public health.
  4. Best Abstract in Public Health Award - sponsored by Fuse

To find out more about these awards  - eligibility, criteria and award deadlines please view the Awards Page.

Are you an Early Career Researcher? 

Then you may be interested in attending the Early Career Researcher workshop that takes place before UKCO on Wednesday 5th September. Find out more about this workshop and how to apply.