EOS2016 Abstract Submission is now Open

eco2016logo_128In 2016 the congresses of EASO (ECO2016) and the IFSO European Chapter (2016 IFSO-EC Annual Congress) will merge to create the inaugural European Obesity Summit (EOS2016). This exciting congress will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 1 to 4 June 2016 and we are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts.

Be a part of the official congress programme and submit your abstract before the submission deadline of Friday 15th January 2016. Abstract submission is free and we encourage all colleagues with an interest in obesity to submit. View the main programme topics to see where your work will best fit

The main scientific programme is regularly updated on the congress website.

Help us to design a programme you want to see!

The Organising Committee has created a vibrant platform which will bring together colleagues from every area of obesity research, prevention and management. The programme will devote significant session time to the traditional ECO and IFSO topics but will in addition create exciting joint sessions designed to encourage new ways of thinking. The EOS2016 programme will include a mix of plenary lectures, oral communications, poster sessions and symposia.

Help us create a conference that you want to attend. We’re welcoming suggestions for symposia so please use the online submission form to propose your session by Friday 27 November 2015.

Patient Council Spotlight Report: Judit Pettkó

The 5th Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON) was held from 1-3 October in Budapest.
I was proud that this conference was organised here in my country. I strongly believe that we have to take every opportunity to learn about the latest scientific research and evidence in obesity and and understand and share the practical initiatives which can help us manage this serious health and health-care problem across Europe and around the world. The Central European countries struggle with similar problems and limited options for funding of treatment and prevention efforts. Because of this reality, the results displayed in the presentations were particularly inspiring for all participants.

During these three days, we were able to hear not only the presentations of well-known and early career scientists, physicians, health professionals and nutritionists from Central European countries (including Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Romaine, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine), but from other countries too, including Australia and Japan.

The lectures provided a comprehensive picture of the state of play in obesity research and clinical practice, and showed the role and importance of prevention strategies and the options and possibilities of health care policy in tackling the growing obesity pandemic as well as managing individuals and communities affected by obesity.

In addition, some new initiatives were presented and described in detail, like the EPODE methodology – an international programme which started last year in Hungary – the Salto Project in Salzburg and the Multilevel Psychological Approaches to Weight Control initiative, held in the Department of Clinical Psychology. I think these new programs are excellent and hope that they will scale-up across the entire country. This would be very helpful in supporting Hungarian patients to identify the best clinician and care pathway for weight management and maintenance and ultimately support their health.

Do we need more research on obesogenic environments?

The EU-funded SPOTLIGHT project and the World Obesity Federation are hosting a one-day meeting in Brussels on the future of research on obesogenic environments.  There is no charge to attend the meeting but spaces are limited.

Spotlight November 19 programme (PDF)

More information and registration details can be viewed online and more information about the SPOTLIGHT project is available on their website.

2015 EASD congress – EASO Masterclass

In order to find out more about obesity, the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) are inviting you to attend an Obesity Media Masterclass during the 2015 EASD congress.

13:30 – 15:00 | Thursday 17 September 2015

Press Conference Hall | Stockholmsmässan Congress Centre

Leading experts in the field of obesity and members of the EASO patient council will discuss:

  • Obesity as a disease
  • Living with obesity – a patient’s perspective

Following the Media Masterclass there will be a Q&A session, and the opportunity for one-to-one questions with our speakers.

If you would like to watch the presentations from the Obesity Media Masterclass which took place at ECO 2015, please visit the EASO Media Portal.

To RSVP and for further details, please contact Jo Hart.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 1813
Download the invite in PDF format

We hope that you can join us for this event and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Euan Woodward
Executive Director
European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)