Registration now open! EMBMI/ASO Midlands Regional Group Obesity Symposium

This is a joint meeting of the ASO Midlands Regional Group & East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI). 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, benefits of treatment and how patients can be … Continued

Event: The clinician and the patient with obesity – Friday 23rd March, Glasgow

Patients’ weights are changing, bringing new challenges for clinicians. This symposium aims to equip clinicians to recognise and know how to manage the range of symptoms and situations that may affect such patients attending their clinics. March 23, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland Organised by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – Register here Topics include: … Continued

South West ASO Regional Group Meeting – Registration closes 21st February

The meeting will take place on Monday 26th of February at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.   Registration is free for ASO members and £25 for non-members. Register HERE Registration closes Wednesday February 21st, 2018. Places are limited so register early. Download the Programme   Programme 09.00   Registration & Tea/Coffee 09.30   Welcome & Introduction             Isy … Continued

UKCO2018 Programme now available! (Abstract submission & Registration open)

The UKCO Programme Committee are pleased to announce the draft programme for ASO’s 5th UK Congress on Obesity is now available. UKCO2018 takes place on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of September at Newcastle University. This year, ASO has been working in collaboration with Fuse, the.Centre for Translational Research in Public Health to develop the … Continued

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.