Obesity UK Launches Guidelines for Doctors on Speaking About Obesity

The UK’s largest charity representing people living with obesity is today launching guidelines to change the way doctors speak about obesity. Obesity UK, which provides support to over 20,000 people with obesity in the UK, is publishing Language Matters: Obesity, the first ever guide to help doctors use more appropriate and helpful language when interacting … Continued

Trustee elections – vote by 30 July

All ASO members whose membership was active at the beginning of July are eligible to vote in our trustee elections. You should have received an email and reminders from Election Buddy on behalf of ASO. Please follow the unique link in that email to place your votes. If you did not receive the email, please … Continued

Letter to the Prime Minister on Obesity

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s imminent plans to address obesity in the UK, ASO has signed Action on Sugar and Action on Salt’s letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, along with 46 other leading health charities and researchers, asking he implements all measures proposed in the Childhood Obesity Plan. You can read the letter here

Recording available: Diabetes, Obesity and COVID-19 Webinar, 25 June

Thank you to everyone who took part in and attended our successful webinar on 25 June. The recordings from the webinar are now available to download and view. For more information click here. Novo Nordisk has provided sponsorship to the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) to fully fund all costs for the development … Continued

Register now: Diabetes, Obesity and COVID-19 Webinar

Diabetes, Obesity and COVID-19 Webinar, 18:00-19:30, 25 June 2020. We invite you to join a host of expert speakers and panelists this Thursday evening for our webinar addressing the important and relevant topic of COVID-19 and its links with diabetes and obesity. The 1.5 hour webinar will provide you with detail on those links and … Continued

EASO online advocacy workshop series starting soon

ASO members are invited to register their interest for EASO’s online advocacy workshop series taking place every Tuesday and Friday 16h00 – 17h30 CEST, starting the week of 29 June 2020. EASO works to empower advocacy organisations to drive strong, measurable and sustainable actions that will increase attention towards obesity as a chronic relapsing disease, … Continued

ECO-ICO 2020 Moves Online

Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting restrictions, ASOI, EASO and WOF have decided to transition the live ECO-ICO scheduled to take place in Dublin from 1-4 September 2020 to an interactive and engaging online event. Full details outlining the format will be announced as soon as possible. EASO intends to host … Continued