EASO Newsletter January 2016

News from our 2016 Congress, EOS2016

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.

Thanks to all colleagues who submitted symposia suggestions and abstracts. We received a record number of submissions and authors will be informed of the status of their abstract by mid-February. In the meantime, the main scientific programme is regularly updated on the congress website.

Gothenburg has a lot to offer outside the congress. After some intensive scientific discussion you might like to visit the vibrant city centre, take a boat trip or let your hair down at the fairground!


c43248df-8a65-4680-b2d6-d548e9edf8dbEOS2016 Speaker Spotlight: Ruth Loos, PhD

Ruth Loos, PhD will participate in a review session on ‘personalised treatment of obesities’, giving a lecture on epigenetics. She will also coordinate a teaching workshop on the topic.

Read more about Ruth.

Country Spotlight: Italy


For EASO one of the most memorable moments of 2015 occurred on 6 June, when the Milan Declaration was formally presented during the Milan Expo in Italy. Read more.

European Obesity Day 2016

European Obesity Day 2016

Save the Date for European Obesity Day, 21 May 2016

Action for a Healthier Europe

At the recent Obesity Stakeholder Roundtable, EASO reaffirmed support for European Obesity Day, (#EOD2016) which will be held this year on 21 May 2016. #EOD2016 represents an important opportunity to engage and influence diverse stakeholders across Europe. Read more.

Obesity Facts

obesity facts

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Obesity Facts, 2016 issue 1 is available online. View the issue on the OFA website.

Festive FoodPatient Council Spotlight: Healthy Eating with Solveig Sigurdardottir

Patient Council Steering Committee member Sólveig Sigurðardóttir was recently interviewed by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service – Ríkisútvarpið. Read more.

EASO RoundtableEASO Obesity Stakeholder Roundtable

On 13th January 2016 EASO convened a Roundtable meeting in Brussels on obesity in Europe. More than 30 stakeholders took part in the discussions, including medical professionals, patients, representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Members from the European Parliament (MEPs), and some of the leading European organisations involved in the many illnesses for which obesity is a gateway disease. Read the full report.