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

Obesity Health Alliance welcomes sugar levy announcement!

The Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of 30 national health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups, has today welcomed the announcement in the Budget of a tax on the soft drinks industry. They said in a joint statement: “This is a moment to celebrate.  We’ve been campaigning for a tax on sugar sweetened drinks, amongst … Continued

UKCO2016 – Abstract Submission is now open!

The ASO is now inviting you to be a part of the programme by submitting abstracts for poster and oral presentation at UKCO2016. Why should you submit an abstract to UKCO2016? Get feedback on your research from UK obesity researchers prior to publication A great, friendly forum for first time presenters to present their data Network with … Continued

Professor Rachel Batterham wins the prestigious Andre Mayer Award

The Awards Committee of the World Obesity Federation (WOF) have chosen Professor Rachel Batterham to receive the prestigious Andre Mayer Award. The award will be presented to Prof. Batterham at ICO in Vancouver in May 2016. Professor Batterham is Head of the Centre of Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, at the University College London (UCL) … Continued