EASO Newsletter October 2016

The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) will take place in the beautiful city of Porto from 17 to 20 May 2017.

Help us to design a programme for you! The call for symposia suggestions and abstract submissions is now open. We have listened to delegate feedback and have made special efforts to highlight poster presentations in 2017. We will organise guided poster sessions (at lunchtime with minimal competition), there will be a poster pitch session as part of the parallel programme, and we will host a posters networking reception with refreshments. Be a part of this programme.

We look forward to welcoming you to Porto, one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe.

obesity facts

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Obesity Facts, 2016 issue 4 is available online. View the issue on the OFA website.

We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor of OBESITY FACTS has improved further. The 2015 Impact Factor of OBESITY FACTS is 2.400, compared to 2.245 in 2014.

biomedicalEASO Joins Alliance for BioMedical Research in Europe

EASO is pleased to announce our membership in the Alliance for BioMedical Research in Europe. The BioMed Alliance is a broad collaborative network of leading European medical societies which together include and unite over 400,000 researchers and health professionals.


COMs Network Summit 29-30 November 2016

EASO has developed a network of accredited specialised obesity centres, where the quality and efficacy of care offered to patients is of the highest standard.

See the November meeting agenda on the EASO website.

Gijs GoossensEASO New Investigators United Spotlight: former NIU Board Member Gijs Goossens

Gijs Goossens’ translational research aims to provide an evidence base for future interventions to prevent and treat obesity-related chronic metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

Read the interview.

Claudia Sikorski-LuckEASO New Investigators United Spotlight: meet Claudia Sikorski-Luck

“I attended the 2015 NIU Summer School as a teacher which was a great experience. I am always amazed by some of the young researchers coming into the field; and particularly by their knowledge and eagerness to learn.”

Read the full interview.


MooDFOOD is a multidisciplinary consortium involving 13 organizations in 9 European countries, using a unique integrative approach which combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology.

View an updated webcast on the project website.

Media MasterclassesMedia Masterclass – New Presentations on EASO Media Portal

EASO is pleased to share four excellent new presentations on the Media Portal. Learn more about obesity stigma from the HCP, youth and patient perspectives and see the latest research on Leptin and its effect on the brain.

ViennaLocations Announced for ECO 2018 and ECO 2019

EASO looks forward to hosting the 25th annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2018) from 23-26 May 2018 in beautiful Vienna.

In 2019 we are delighted to host the ECO in Glasgow.

Please check the EASO website for dates and more information coming soon.