Welcome to The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland
The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the World Obesity Federation. 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. The ASOI public resources and information includes up to date advice and data on obesity prevention and treatment, information on our patient advocacy activities , research and links to a number of professional bodies. If there is something missing that you think should be included, please let us know by email.
Practical advice on maintaining health during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Stopping obesity stigma – a priority for all
A workshop hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum supported by safefood, Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland Network and the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland.
Welcome Address: Niamh Arthurs, Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland
Living with obesity and pregnancy: Sarah Le Brocq, All About Obesity
Being the change: Johnny Lamb, European Coalition for People Living With Obesity / Obesity UK
ICPO: How we address obesity stigma, bias and discrimination: Susie Birney, the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity
Reduced to a metric – the impact of obesity stigma on healthcare provision: Leona Ryan, Science Foundation Ireland Center for Research Training in Digitally Enhanced Realities/ University of Galway
Closing Remarks Dr Laura McGowan, Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland Network
RCSI MyHealth: Addressing Obesity Stigma and Bias to Strengthen Healthcare in Ireland
Webinars from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) & World Obesity Federation (WOF) on COVID-19
EASO: overweight and obesity as risk factors for COVID-19
Children, Obesity and COVID-19: Risks and recommendations for the most vulnerable populations
The collision of two pandemics: COVID-19 and obesity
People at the Centre: Obesity, COVID-19 and the Patient Perspective
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)