ASO Regional Group – North East Obesity Forum announce their next meeting

The next North East Obesity Forum meeting covering the topic of Weight Loss Surgery takes place on Wednesday 19th October 2016, 4.30-6.30pm at Gateshead Civic Centre.   Speakers and topic titles include: Dr Yitka Graham – Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland and Researcher in the Department of General Surgery at … Continued

SCOPE Accredited Clinical Symposium at UKCO2016

The UKCO organisers are pleased to announce the SCOPE accredited Clinical Symposium which will take place at UKCO2016 on Tuesday 20th from 13.15 to 14.45. Attending this Symposium will earn you 1.5 SCOPE Points which can be used towards SCOPE certification. The symposium is sponsored by Cambridge Weight Plan. Programme Details Very brief GP opportunistic … Continued

UKCO2016 – Early rate registration extended to Monday 18th July!

We have extended the early rate registration deadline to give you more time to take advantage of the lower rate.  Please see the UKCO event page for more information. View the updated programme which now includes Oral Sessions from abstracts and member-led symposia.  

ASO Position Statement on the recent National Obesity Forum report

The ASO comment on the report – Eat Fat, Cut the Carbs and Avoid Snacking to Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes produced by the National Obesity Forum in association with the Public Health Collaboration. The ASO, established since 1967 is dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of obesity. ASO is a scientific society … Continued

ASO North West Regional Meeting – Last chance to register!

You still have a chance to register for the ASO North West regional group meeting taking place this Thursday in Liverpool. There is a fantastic line up of speakers exploring weight management from the perspectives of some of the many stakeholders. Views from a patient, dietician, psychotherapist and a physical activity champion! See the regional group page … Continued

Are you an ASO Early Career Researcher?

Then why not join us at the Early Career Researcher Workshop that takes place before the UK Congress on Obesity on Sunday 18th September. This year’s programme will look at how to develop public health research, Big Data and obesity, and the importance of research impact. Attendance to the workshop is free but you must be an … Continued

Help us to understand the behaviours of people with regards to weight related problems by completing our survey

Our online survey has been designed to provide understanding of people’s overweight/obesity preventive behaviours from economics and behavioural economics perspectives. Volunteers (of 16 years and above) are therefore being sought to spare a few moments of their time to complete the online questionnaire on prevention behaviours. The research is funded by University of South Wales and should … Continued

Can you help the research dietitians at the Genesis Prevention Centre with their survey on dietary assessment in the 21st Century?

Assessing diets is an important, difficult and time consuming task for researchers and clinicians.  Food records are commonly used which need to be inputted into validated nutrition databases; a very labour intensive (and expensive) process. More recent on line / mobile diet recording apps are popular and easier to use but often linked to non-validated … Continued