ASOI and ICPO response to : Medical Council Communication: “Important medicine shortage information – Ozempic (semaglutide)”

ASOI and ICPO response to : Medical Council Communication: “Important medicine shortage information – Ozempic (semaglutide)”, dated 22nd May 2023 The Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland, ASOI, and the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity, ICPO, have expressed our concern regarding the recent Medical Council communication sent to … Read more

Things to do in Dublin during ECO

Family Friendly Dublin Zoo is situated in Phoenix Park, the largest city park in Europe, where over 28 hectares. It is divided into habitats including the Himalayan Hills, Wolves in the Woods, the African Savanna, Kaziranga Forest Trail, South American House, Zoorassic World, Gorilla Rainforest, Orangutan Forest, Sea Lion Cove, and Family Farm. Dublin Zoo … Read more

ECO 2023 sponsorship update

It has come to our attention that PronoKal, a sponsor EASO has worked with in the past, has become part of Nestlé SA. Companies that produce or market breastmilk substitutes are inconsistent with the ASOI ethos and are excluded from our collaboration framework. We were unaware of the link when the sponsorship was accepted, and … Read more

ECO2023 Teaching Workshops – Registration Open!

Management of obesity is challenging, both for health care professionals, and for people living with this complex, chronic, relapsing disease. But the last decade has been an exciting and fast-moving time for delivery of obesity care in Ireland, with the launch of a National Model of Care, and Irish Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment of … Read more

“Addressing Obesity Together” – Press Release

World Obesity Day – Saturday March 4th 2023 World Obesity Day Europe is held annually on March 4th to raise awareness of the chronic relapsing disease of Obesity and the need for better prevention and treatment. International and national events are being held to mark the occasion. This is part of the global World Obesity … Read more

Student Volunteers Needed for ECO2023 (application deadline Friday 31st March)

The 30th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2023) will take place in the Convention Centre, Dublin from 17-20th May 2023, and the ASOI committee are delighted to co-host this event alongside the European Association for the Study of Obesity. As the meeting fast approaches, preparations are underway to ensure a fantastic event for all attendees, and ensure … Read more

Obesity no longer defined by numbers on a scale

New guidelines launched for obesity treatment in Ireland Obesity care to focus more on health and quality of life For more than one million people in Ireland who live with obesity, new treatment guidelines that redefine care have been launched today – with the support of doctors, patient groups and the HSE. The guidelines follow … Read more

HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event

The HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event it taking place both online and in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin 2 Date: 6th October 2022 Time: 10am – 2pm The event is FREE with limted places for in person attendance Register here Eventbrite