Announcement: Austrian Obesity Society Annual Meeting: 21-22 October 2016

The Austrian Obesity Society Annual Meeting will be held in Innsbruck 21-22 October 2016. Join scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from across Europe for this important meeting, which will be held in German.

The full programme is now available.

English Translation

Dear colleagues and Congress participants, ladies and gentlemen,

Obesity is a major challenge for our communities and health systems, particularly in light of the numerous comorbidities involved with this chronic disease. The aim of the 2016 annual meeting of the Austrian Obesity Society is to share new scientific knowledge about pathophysiological explanatory mechanisms and current preventive and therapeutic measures on obesity – in practice-relevant form. For talks and conference contributions, we were fortunate to attract experts from across Austria and Germany. In cooperation with the Austrian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, we have designed a session on endocrinological aspects of obesity, including the effects on bone metabolism. classical cardiometabolic comorbidities of obesity, as well as psychological aspects of the disease. Sleep apnea syndrome and heart failure will also be covered through Congress presentations.

With respect to the therapeutic possibilities there will be a presentation of current data on drug treatment options, the importance of exercise programs, the effectiveness of diets and formula diets and bariatric surgery will be reviewed. The description of the care situation following bariatric surgery will crucially include the perspective of the patient. A special focus is afforded nutritional therapy, especially the influence of SSBs in the development of overweight and obesity in children, adolescents and adults. We will include discussion of the possibilities and limitations of non-drug treatment of dyslipidemia and the importance of diversity in the diet.

In basic research we will present lectures on the topics of insulin effects in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms and the role of adipose tissue. We intend to use this program to offer interesting professional education across specialties and to provide a discussion platform for scientists and health care professionals. We look forward to your review of the program: please refer to the supplement. Online registration can be found here:


Dr. Johanna Brix Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Lechleitner (Erster Sekretär der ÖAG) (Präsidentin der ÖAG)

2016 EASO Congress: Late Breaking Abstracts

In 2016 the congresses of EASO (ECO2016) and the IFSO European Chapter (2016 IFSO-EC Annual Congress) will merge to create the 2016 European Obesity Summit (EOS2016). This exciting congress will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 1 to 4 June 2016.

You still have a chance to contribute to the EOS2016 scientific programme. We will accept Late Breaking (Hot Topic) abstracts until 31st March 2016. Abstract submission is free, so please visit the congress website to submit.

EASO Task Force Teaching Courses will take place on Wednesday 1st June. Please plan your journey so that you can participate.

If you want to make significant savings, remember to register before the early bird deadline of 31st March 2016. Visit the congress website for online registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gothenburg!

Austrian Obesity Association – Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce that the Austrian Obesity Association has issued a Call for Abstracts for the 17th Annual Meeting 2016 in Innsbruck. You are cordially invited to attend. The Deadline for receiving abstracts is 1 June 2016.

Join us at Ausbildungszentrum West für Gesundheitsberufe der Tirol Kliniken GmbH in 6020 Innsbruck, from 21 to 22 October 2016.

You are welcome to submit abstracts on any of the following topics:

  • Obesity & employment
  • Obesity in childhood and adolescence
  • Obesity and body weight at an old age
  • Kinesitherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender
  • Genetics
  • Health policy
  • Body weight problems in diabetes treatment
  • Integrated treatment and interdisciplinary therapy
  • Guidelines
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Practical aspects
  • Public health
  • Social aspects
  • Risk factors
  • Special diet
  • Therapy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Psychosocial behaviour

Find us at You are kindly requested to submit your abstract to [email protected], using this form – Abstractformular Adipositas 2016

EOS2016 Abstract Submission is now Open

eco2016logo_128In 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 and we are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts.

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.

Help us to design a programme you want to see!

The Organising Committee has created a vibrant platform which will bring together colleagues from every area of obesity research, prevention and management. The programme will devote significant session time to the traditional ECO and IFSO topics but will in addition create exciting joint sessions designed to encourage new ways of thinking. The EOS2016 programme will include a mix of plenary lectures, oral communications, poster sessions and symposia.

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.