Announcement: Austrian Obesity Society Annual Meeting: 21-22 October 2016

The Austrian Obesity Society Annual Meeting will be held in Innsbruck 21-22 October 2016. Join scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from across Europe for this important meeting, which will be held in German.

The full programme is now available.

English Translation

Dear colleagues and Congress participants, ladies and gentlemen,

Obesity is a major challenge for our communities and health systems, particularly in light of the numerous comorbidities involved with this chronic disease. The aim of the 2016 annual meeting of the Austrian Obesity Society is to share new scientific knowledge about pathophysiological explanatory mechanisms and current preventive and therapeutic measures on obesity – in practice-relevant form. For talks and conference contributions, we were fortunate to attract experts from across Austria and Germany. In cooperation with the Austrian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, we have designed a session on endocrinological aspects of obesity, including the effects on bone metabolism. classical cardiometabolic comorbidities of obesity, as well as psychological aspects of the disease. Sleep apnea syndrome and heart failure will also be covered through Congress presentations.

With respect to the therapeutic possibilities there will be a presentation of current data on drug treatment options, the importance of exercise programs, the effectiveness of diets and formula diets and bariatric surgery will be reviewed. The description of the care situation following bariatric surgery will crucially include the perspective of the patient. A special focus is afforded nutritional therapy, especially the influence of SSBs in the development of overweight and obesity in children, adolescents and adults. We will include discussion of the possibilities and limitations of non-drug treatment of dyslipidemia and the importance of diversity in the diet.

In basic research we will present lectures on the topics of insulin effects in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms and the role of adipose tissue. We intend to use this program to offer interesting professional education across specialties and to provide a discussion platform for scientists and health care professionals. We look forward to your review of the program: please refer to the supplement. Online registration can be found here:


Dr. Johanna Brix Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Lechleitner (Erster Sekretär der ÖAG) (Präsidentin der ÖAG)