Help develop new SCOPE modules and School

The World Obesity Federation and World Heart Federation have recently launched a collaboration on medical education across CVD and obesity, at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris. As part of this project, a joint WHF-WOF SCOPE training programme focusing on CVD and obesity is under development and will be launched during WHF’s meeting at … Continued

ASO Trustee Elections 2019

The ASO is now calling for nominees to stand for election to the Board of Trustees. Full individual members of ASO are invited to stand for election or propose other members to stand for election. The deadline for nominations is 23:59 BST on Monday 15 July 2019. For more details and relevant documentation, please visit … Continued

EASO 2019 New Investigators United Autumn School

The EASO 2019 New Investigators United Autumn School will take place in Naples, Italy from 2-4 September 2019.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th June.  Early career researchers/practitioners are encouraged to apply.  EASO covers all on-site costs related to the course, including hotel accommodation and meals, and there is no registration fee.  Accepted … Continued

Upcoming ASO Network Meetings Across the UK

The ASO Networks hold meetings and events across the UK to disseminate knowledge and encourage networking; meeting the ASO mission and objectives at a regional level and responding to local needs. There are several obesity events coming up, including in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Derby. Visit our Conference Diary page for more information and to … Continued

UKCO 2019 – registration, abstracts and member-led symposia

Registration is now open for the UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) in Leeds on 12-13 September. The theme of the congress is Future thinking and innovation in obesity. The ASO UK Congress on Obesity will include a mix of plenary lectures, oral communications and poster sessions and member-led symposia. The organising committee welcome suggestions from … Continued

ASO Honorary Fellowship – nominations open

The ASO is now accepting nominations to identify an exceptional individual for the prestigious award of honorary fellowship. This award recognises the outstanding contributions of an individual towards obesity research and/or clinical practice alongside their demonstrated contribution to the ASO. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2019 and more details can be found on … Continued

APPG says it must be ‘children first!’ in new Mental Health Act

News release: from the APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood Embargo: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has claimed that a reformed Mental Health Act will be little more than ‘sticking plaster’’ unless the needs of children feature ‘first, last and foremost.’ Launching a new APPG report: ‘Children’s Mental Health … Continued

ECO2019 Late Abstracts and Free Accommodation

Late breaking abstract deadline: 28 February 2019. The 26th European Congress on Obesity is taking place in Glasgow on 28 April – 1 May 2019. The Late Breaking submission system is now open, via the congress website.  The deadline for submission of Late Breaking abstracts is today 28 February 2019. Don’t forget that you can also … Continued