Welcome to The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland
Practical advice on maintaining health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Click the links below for tips
Webinar from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO): Overweight and Obesity as Risk Factors for COVID19
Webinar Series on COVID-19 from the World Obesity Federation and Colleagues
European Coalition for People living with Obesity (ECPO) launch new website!
The European Coalition for People living with Obesity are a group “working collaboratively across Europe to improve the lives of people who are living with and are affected by the chronic disease of obesity through advocacy, policy and education”. In February 2020 EASO ECPO launched their brand new website, with a fantastic patient portal and details on living with obesity, brought to you by people living with obesity. Click here to be taken to their website!
Welcome speech to the ASOI Seminar ‘Stigma and Bias in Obesity’ in the University of Ulster, Belfast, May 7th 2014 by Dr Nazih Eldin (Department of Health, HSE)
Stigma by Frank Mitchell & Dr Laura McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast, ASO UK May 7th 2014)
Use the Body Mass Index Calculator to check the BMI of adults and children.
Your body mass index or BMI is a measurement that uses both your weight and your height. There are four main weight categories – underweight, healthy, overweight and obese. This BMI Calculator is easy to use and gives you information about your body mass index.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and over. For children and adolescents, BMI percentile is used to classify underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obesity.
If you are concerned about weight or your child’s weight, visit your GP or local health centre. Furthermore, we recommend visiting the safefood website for more information on obesity prevention and treatment.
COVID 19: Statement from the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI), The National Obesity Management Clinical Programme and the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO).
Click here to read the statement from the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI), The National Obesity Management Clinical Programme and the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO), 7th May 2020.
The European Association for the Study of Obesity will host a webinar on Friday 8th May at 1pm Irish time on overweight and obesity as risk factors for COVID-19. Registration and further information is available for this webinar here. Click here to view the agenda.
ASOI committee member and National Programme Manager for Obesity Karen Gaynor has shared with us the clinical guidance that has been developed from the National Obesity Management Clinical Programme for COVID-19 which has now been approved by the Clinical Advisory...
IMPORTANT NOTE The ASOI, EASO and WOF Executive Committees have been closely monitoring developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to assess the impact on our European and International Congress on Obesity, ECO-ICO 2020, scheduled for 17-20 May 2020, at the...
Student volunteers needed (application deadline Friday 3rd April) The joint European and International Congress on Obesity (ECO/ICO) will take place in the Convention Centre, Dublin from 17-20th May 2020, and the ASOI committee are delighted to co-host this event...
Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2020 & ECO-ICO Dublin 2020 Wednesday 4th March is World Obesity Day 2020 and Ireland hosts the European and International Congress on Obesity (ECO-ICO), at the Convention Centre Dublin 17–20th May 2020 During 2020,...
RTÉ’s fifth instalment of the television series “10 Things to Know About”, aimed at highlighting the best of Irish research, returns to screens this week on Monday 11th November for five episodes. Presented by Kathriona Devereux, Jonathan McCrea and Aoibhinn Ní...
This article was published in part by the Irish Independent on 23 September 2019: Weight and obesity are complex issues and weight-stigma harms, not helps - Read the Irish Independent article here. Marita Hennessy Every day we see stories about weight in the media....
ASOI patient advocate Susie Birney is excited to share details of an upcoming family walk arranged by patients, details of which can be found on the poster below. Lough Boora is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the M50 Red Cow junction. It is an ideal spot for people...
Conference Report: ASOI 7th Annual Conference & AGM 2019: Building Bonds, Bettering Practice: Patient advocacy and approaches to reduce obesity stigma
We were delighted to host our 7th Annual Conference on 17-18th May in the Convention Centre Dublin. Over 200 people from a range of disciplines, including clinicians, academics, social scientists and patient representatives, participated in the two-day event, joined...