UKCO2017 – Abstract submission is now open!

The Association for the Study of Obesity is inviting you to be a part of the UKCO2017 Programme by submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Why should you submit an abstract to UKCO2017? Get feedback on your research from UK obesity researchers prior to publication A great, friendly forum for first time presenters to present … Continued

North East Obesity Forum meeting announced!

Tackling the food swamp from a community, third sector and council approach Confirmed Speakers Community First West End – A group of local people that live, work or just have a passion for improving health and social issues in the West End of Newcastle. “Citizen leadership in improving the health of our community” Steph Downey … Continued

Latest on UKCO: ASO awards & member-led symposia

Member-Led Symposia at UKCO 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 wish to be a part of the programme, please … Continued

Yorkshire Regional Meeting announced!

Join us at the University of Leeds on Monday April 10th to discuss the Psychobiology of Food Craving and Binge Eating.  Attendance is free but you will need to register your participation. Register for this event        View the full programme Chair: Pinki Sahota (Professor in Nutrition and Childhood Obesity, Leeds Beckett University) … Continued

ASO Midlands regional group & EMBMI meeting announcement

This is a joint meeting of the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) and the Association for Study of Obesity (ASO) Midlands ​Regional Group. The symposium has a number of nationally renowned speakers who are all recognised experts in their field. The talks will cover the latest research into obesity, obesity management, referral pathways, … Continued

ASO Awards and Member-Led Symposia at UKCO2017

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 wish to be a part of the programme, please download a copy … Continued

Missed the North-East Obesity Forum meeting on Weight Loss Surgery?

If you were not able to attend the Weight Loss Surgery meeting held last month you can read the meeting report below. Weight Loss Surgery Wednesday 19th October 2016 – Gateshead Civic Centre View the Meeting report and abstracts Dr Yitka Graham – Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland and Researcher … Continued

ASO responds to the Sugary Drinks Industry Levy consultation

The ASO is the UK’s foremost charitable organisation dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of obesity. The ASO aims to develop an understanding of obesity and promote action to prevent and treat obesity. In line with those aims, the ASO supports the Government’s proposals to introduce a soft drinks industry levy to combat obesity. … Continued

ASO North West regional group announce their next meeting

The ASO North West Regional Group are delighted to announce their next meeting, exploring the gaps in the Government’s recent obesity plan. Please see the programme below and register here.   The UK Government’s Obesity Plan: What did it miss? The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool L3 8LR 30th November 2016   Programme 09.30 – Registration 09.55 – … Continued