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

ASO Northern Ireland Regional Group announce their next meeting

This is a joint event with Safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland regional group (ASO NI) and the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI). This workshop will focus on the role of appetite in obesity and takes place on Tuesday 8th November at the Spencer Hotel … Continued

UKCO2016 Programme Highlights: Roundtable Discussion

How can researchers, practitioners and policy makers influence and best work with industry? Join us for this Roundtable Discussion that takes place on Monday afternoon September 19th at the 3rd UK Congress on Obesity. Registration closes on Wednesday September 7th. Chair: Professor Simon Langley-Evans Participants Christopher Snowden (Spectator & Institute for Economic Affairs), Prof Ian Macdonald, (University … Continued

ASO Response to the Childhood Obesity Plan

The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) acknowledges the Government’s childhood obesity plan, aimed to address this major public health crisis. Whilst the actions identified in the plan are relevant, the ASO feels that the plan lacks the ambitious and coherent actions required to support healthier behaviours in the prevention and treatment of child … Continued