EASO Newsletter December 2015

Help us to design a programme you want to see!

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.

Submit your Abstract

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.

EOS 20162016 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.

OMTF Guidelines Just Published


The EASO OMTF European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults are published in OFA 2015 issue 6. Read the guidelines on the EASO website.

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

EASO EJens Christian Holmxecutive Spotlight: Meet COTF Co-Chair Jens-Christian Holm

EASO has the pleasure this month of turning the spotlight on
Jens-Christian Holm, pioneering child obesity clinician, research scientist, professor …

Read more on the EASO website.

EASO Meet the Editor: Hans Hauner

obesity facts

EASO is delighted to introduce readers to Professor Hans Hauner, editor-in chief of Obesity Facts, the official journal of the …Read more on the EASO website.

Carlos OlivieraPatient Council Spotlight: Carlos Oliviera

Meet Carlos Oliviera, the EASO Patient Council representative from Portugal.

My name is Carlos Oliveira, I am a Captain in the Merchant navy, and I am a Bachelor in Port Management and Maritime Technologies……

Read more on the EASO website.

EASO Patient Council: A report from Copenhagen

Patient Council member Ken Clare (UK) attended the 3rd Bariatric Rehabilitation Congress, which took place in Copenhagen in November 2015 …..

Read Ken’s report on the EASO website.