Latest News from The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland

The ASOI is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). ASOI aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity across the island of Ireland.

ASOI Conference and AGM 2019: Registration now open!

The ASOI committee are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual ASOI Conference and AGM will take place on 17-18th May at The Convention Centre, Dublin. The theme for this years conference is 'Building Bonds: Bettering Practice - Patient advocacy and approaches to...

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Swimming for Weight Management Service Patients

For many patients who live with overweight or obesity it is incredibly difficult to exercise without discomfort or pain. Swimming is one activity that is less painful but due to the high levels of stigma, bias and judgements shown from society, majority of patients...

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Patients celebrate European Obesity Day

Patients celebrated European Obesity Day together with a morning of mindfulness, cookery, Support Meeting and exercise on Friday 18th May. Huge thanks to all the team at the Weight Management Service for their work putting this together. The launch of the...

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Vending Letter

W82GO Obesity Programme Children’s University Hospital Temple Street 10/04/2004 To Whom It May Concern, Obesity levels in Ireland have reached epidemic proportions, draining resources from healthcare providers and causing a multitude of health problems. For the first...

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European Obesity Day

Obesity is one of the most challenging public health diseases of the 21st century. The statistics for Ireland are particularly worrying - six out of every ten adults and one in four Irish children are overweight or obese. Obesity can have devastating...

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Child and adolescent obesity

Asssociation for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) Following the Department of Health publication of the obesity action plan in 2016, the ASOI is eagre to facilitate addressing the challenge of obesity prevention and treatment in...

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