EASO Newsletter November 2015

Help us to design a programme you want to see!

We are delighted to announce that in 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.

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.

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.

EASO Executive Spotlight: Meet EASO President Hermann Toplak

Hermann ToplakAfter graduating as an M.D. from the University of Graz in 1984, Dr. Hermann Toplak went into military training in aeromedicine before becoming a resident in Laboratory Medicine at the Metabolism Unit of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Graz.

Read more on the EASO website.

EASO Media Masterclass Series

masterclass_inviteEASO held an ‘Obesity Media Masterclass’ as part of the EASD media programme. The session featured Patient Council presentations from Orley Andreasson (Sweden) and Ken Clare (UK), and KOL presentations from Nathalie Farpour-Lambert (Switzerland) and Mikael Ryden (Sweden).

View the presentations on the EASO website.

COTF Position Statement just published

Childhood Obesity Is a Chronic Disease Demanding Specific Health Care – a Position Statement from the Childhood Obesity Task Force (COTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). Read the paper on the EASO website.

The latest edition of Obesity Facts is now published, and is available Open Access on the Obesity Facts website.

Patient Council Spotlight: Vicki Mooney

Vicki MooneyMeet Vicki Mooney, the EASO Patient Council representative from Ireland.

Vicki, please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a 38 year old divorced mother of 3 beautiful children. I am very proud to own and run Ireland’s only Plus-Size Modelling Agency, promoting body confidence and a healthier lifestyle and body image to all women…..

Read more on the EASO website.

EASO Patient Council: 5 Key Propositions for GPs

easo_patient_councilAs part of the EASO Patient Council Top Tips Series, members have developed these recommendations for clinicians to use when interacting with their patients.

Focus on communicating with and motivating your patient. Communication and motivation are key to any productive relationship between doctor and patient, and is particularly important with obese patients.

Read more on the EASO website.

Healthy Hydration Working Group: Infographics Published

EASO Hydration TipsThe EASO Healthy Hydration Working Group is pleased to make available two infographics, explaining the importance of drinking water as a healthy choice, and providing tips to help improve consumption. These infographics have been prepared for the General Public and for Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs).

Translated versions are available via selected EASO Member Associations.

2016 EASO Awards: Applications process now open!

The 2016 EASO Awards application process is now open, with an entry deadline of 15 January 2016. The following EASO awards will be presented at EOS2016, EASO’s 2016 European Obesity Summit:

  • EASO New Investigator Awards (Basic Science, Clinical Research, Public Health and Childhood Obesity Research)
  • EASO New Investigators United Best Thesis Award
  • EASO Travel Grants

Download the 2016 Awards Criteria document for guidance, and use the 2016 EASO Awards Application Form to submit your application.

New Investigators United Spotlight: Sonia García Calzón

IMG_2244_2Meet the 2015 EASO ‘NIU Best Thesis’ prize winner!

I was born in 1986 in Logroño, a small city located in the North of Spain. Maybe you have heard of Logroño; it is famous for lovely Rioja wine. When I was 18 I moved to Pamplona to begin University studies in Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Navarra.

Read more on the EASO website.