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

Congratulations to our Award Winners from UCKO2017!

ASO Honorary Fellowship Award Awarded to Professor Susan Jebb for her significant contribution to ASO and to obesity research and its application to policy and practice Best Oral Abstract Post-surgical cliff after bariatric surgery: Accounts of patients and their health care practitioners. Sandra Jumbe, Queen Mary University of London. Best Poster Abstract Association between type of … Continued

Upcoming ASO Regional Events.

There are three regional meetings taking place in October.  These events are free to attend but you must register as places are limited. See below for further details.   Yorkshire Regional Meeting: The Use of Technology in Addressing Obesity (October 12th) View the full programme and find out more   Obesity Training Day  – Norfolk Obesity … Continued

Hurry! Last chance to pre-register for UKCO2017.

Pre-registration for UKCO2017 closes today Friday August 25th at midnight. Day rates are available if you cannot join us for both days. Please see the registration rates below and register online now.   Registration Rates Standard Rate  Day Rates All registration payments to be received by Friday 25 August Thursday            Friday ASO Member £280 £200                  … Continued

Pre-conference workshops at UKCO2017 – Wednesday 6th.

A workshop and symposium will take place before UKCO on Wednesday afternoon 6th September followed by a drinks reception organised by the Welsh Obesity Society and the University of South Wales. Behaviour Change Workshop organised by Welsh Obesity Society and University of South Wales. View the Programme Metabolic Syndrome Symposium organised by the Welsh Obesity Society. View the Programme How … Continued

UKCO2017 is now a SCOPE Accredited event!

Attending UKCO2017 will now earn you 4 SCOPE points which can be used towards your SCOPE certification. Online registration closes on Friday 25th of August. Find out more on the UKCO2017 Event Page

The ASO is 50 years old !

Join us at the 4th UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO2017) and help us celebrate ASO’s 50th Anniversary. UKCO2017 takes place at the University of South Wales on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of September.  A celebration dinner takes place on the Thursday evening. We hope to see you there.   Register for UKCO2017. Pre-registration deadline – Friday 25th August  … Continued