ASOI & ICPO receive joint award for World Obesity Day advocacy

The committee for the ASOI are thrilled to be jointly recognised today for our collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) back in March 2021. Our joint campaign day ‘Addressing Obesity Together’, which was funded by a grant from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO), saw a number of advocacy events, the highlight of which consisted of a live webinar with patient voices, a panel of health professionals, and a powerful video of people living with obesity living their best lives. The entire event can be watched back here. The activities on 4th March also generated lots of media and press engagement which is summarised here.

The full press release from EASO and ECPO to announce this award is available in our media section on press releases or can be viewed here. A number of ICPO and ASOI committee got together to thank EASO and ECPO for this award which can be seen in this short video. Below are some photographs taken to mark this occasion.

Members of ICPO celebrating receipt of this award

Members of ICPO with the award certificate from EASO and ECPO

  L-R: Susie Birney ICPO/ASOI, Dr Jean O’Connell ASOI, and Maura Murphy ICPO/ASOI with the award certificate

ASOI and ICPO committee members celebrating the win during a thank you video