EASO announces the European Obesity Summit June 1-4, Gothenburg, Sweden

This year, for the first time, the congresses of EASO (ECO2016) and the IFSO European Chapter (2016 IFSO-EC Annual Congress) will merge to create the inaugural European Obesity Summit (EOS).

The summit will feature the latest research, clinical approaches and perspectives on obesity from a wide range of fields, and will include the patient voice and perspectives on obesity stigma. Issues covered will include:

  • Childhood obesity
  • New aspects on metabolic control
  • Novel drugs
  • Metabolic outcomes (diabetes, lipids, hypertension)
  • Behavioural and lifestyle interventions
  • Medico-surgical approaches
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology
  • Food and diet patterns
  • Behaviour change

Experts from around the world will present abstracts and deliver symposia on these themes.

There will be a series of press conferences to showcase the items most of interest to the media, and press releases issued throughout the summit. A staffed media centre will be available on site to help journalists with their queries and interview requests.

Bona fide journalists may register for free at this year's European Obesity Summit.

To request a media registration, please email [email protected] , providing evidence that you are a journalist with links to your work where possible.

Embargoed press releases will be issued covering each of the four days of the summit:

Wednesday 1 June, Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June, Saturday 4 June.

In addition, there will be Media Masterclass for journalists at on Friday 3rd from 1445 to 1615H on site at the summit with live streaming for those journalists who cannot physically attend. More details will be available before and during the summit.


Media Contact

Tony Kirby
[email protected]