EASO Newsletter September 2016

Following a very successful congress in Gothenburg, we are pleased to remind you that the 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) will take place in the beautiful city of Porto from 17 to 20 May 2017.

A programme overview and list of topics can be viewed on the congress website. The call for symposia suggestions and abstract submissions will be issued in September 2016. We look forward to welcoming you to Porto, one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe.


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.

Ana DomingosEuropean Obesity Summit 2016 Speaker Spotlight Interview:

Ana Domingos

We would like to learn about your work. Tell us why leptin resistance is the topic everyone is talking about!
“Leptin resistance is a disease model that conceptually resembles that of insulin resistance, drawing a parallel between obesity and type 2 diabetes. Leptin resistance explains the kind of obesity that does not derive from leptin deficiency. The later can be cured by leptin injections, just as insulin deficiency can be managed with insulin injections. However, insulin injections do not cure insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes.”

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.

© Eric de Mildt - SOFAM - all rights reservedNew Investigators United Best Thesis Prize Winner:

Meet Eveline Dirinck

Eveline, it’s great to meet with you. Congratulations on winning the highly competitive 2016 EASO New Investigators Best Thesis prize. Please help us learn more about your thesis and present research interests…

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Reflections on the European Congress on Obesity:

A Patient Perspective

EASO Patient Council

“I have been privileged to have attended four European Obesity Congresses. Over the years I have observed and have been part of the development and expansion of patient involvement in the Congress experience.”
-Ken Clare, EASO Patient Council Steering Committee

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Marina Biglia Patient Council Spotlight:

Marina Biglia

We are delighted to welcome a new member representing Italy to the EASO Patient Council. Marina was kind enough to participate in an interview.

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Abd Tahrani2016 EASO Training the Trainers Summer School:

Reflections from Abd Tahrani

Train the Trainers Alumni

“I was recently selected by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) to participate in the first EASO Train The Trainer (TTT) course, which took place between 26th and 29th June, 2016 in the beautiful town of Divonne-Les-Bains, France just across the border from Switzerland, near Geneva.”

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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.