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.
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Practical advice on maintaining health during the COVID-19 pandemic
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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
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.
The ASOI, in an effort led by secretary Dr Cathy Breen, have successfully bid to adapt the clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity in adults published by Obesity Canada. The pilot programme will see Ireland adapt the guidelines as a European pilot...
Last week on 4th March, the Irish Coalition for People living with Obesity (ICPO), in collaboration with ASOI, were involved in a number of events to mark World Obesity Day and European Obesity Day, the aim of which is to raise awareness of the complexity of obesity...
Thursday March the 4th 2021 marks World Obesity Day. This is a day dedicated to increasing awareness of the root causes of obesity and improving understanding of the actions required to address them. It is a day for encouraging advocacy in order to address the common...
Recent European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) Webinar: Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth
The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted a free online webinar on November 12th 2020, titled ‘Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth’. The event opened with an...
Our next article on this World Children's Day follows our previous piece on a parent's perspective of childhood obesity from our recent campaign day 'Living with Obesity' in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European...
For our recent campaign day 'Living with Obesity' in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO), this emotive piece was submitted by D. Murphy for a newsletter aimed at...
Recent Webinar Highlights: The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children in today’s digital world.
By Niamh Arthurs - Registered Dietitian The All-island Obesity Action Forum in association with Safefood and the Associations for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) and UK Northern Ireland regional group (ASO NI) hosted an online webinar on the 10th of November...
Obesity Forum: The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children in today’s digital world
Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 Time: 09:30am to 11:00am Venue: Webinar This All-island Obesity Action Forum webinar is hosted in association with safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity in Northern Ireland Network, and the Association for the Study of...
Post Summary The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager to manage the HSE National Obesity Clinical Programme whose objective is to define a model of care and related pathways across the healthcare system. The Programme...
The European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO) are launching a campaign on October 21st themed "Living with Obesity" and the focus is on raising awareness about stigma and People First language. We at the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity...