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 Adult Obesity (CPGs), increased availability of new and effective medications, expansion of bariatric surgery services, increased awareness of the harmful impact of weight bias and stigma, and the importance of understanding patients’ experiences of living with obesity. Such developments in the field of clinical treatment and care are supported by Ireland’s efforts to implement obesity prevention initiatives via Healthy Ireland and the Obesity Policy and Action Plan.
The 30th European Congress on Obesity is taking place in the Convention Centre, Dublin, from May 17th to 20th 2023, jointly hosted by the European Association for Obesity (EASO) and its member association in Ireland, the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI). More information is available on the congress website https://www.eco2023.org
International experts in the fields of obesity research, prevention and management will be attending ECO, and we will have a special series of teaching workshops on Day 1 of the congress, May 17th. These sessions are designed to give practical teaching on obesity prevention and management, and to help healthcare professionals and public health professionals implement the recently launched Irish Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), with an emphasis on interdisciplinary delivery of care.
The workshops will comprise a plenary overview session and then breakout rooms of focussed presentations and discussions, for primary care, secondary care, care of children and adolescents, and public health interventions.
This fantastic opportunity will facilitate Healthcare Professionals in Ireland to attend Day 1 of the meeting, in cases where attendance of the full 4-day conference is not possible due to other commitments. Attendance on Day 1 will be supported through ASOI and EASO offering a special reduced attendance fee of €50, and attendees will gain access to the latest evidence and clinicallyrelevant information on obesity management from leading experts in thefield.
The registration fee of €50 includes workshop attendance, lunch, attendance at other academic sessions across Day 1, and membership of ASOI for the following year.
Deadline for registration is 10th May 2023
For further information please see the training workshop programme here