Welcome to The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland
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.
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...
The Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) hosted it’s first European Obesity Day event that was partly organised by patients, had patient conclusions after every speaker, and had patients at the forefront of the entire day. True understanding of the...
People living with obesity less likely to seek medical care due to stigma National obesity conference to mark European Obesity Day will focus on addressing weight stigma and patient advocacy Tuesday 14th May 2019 People living with obesity experience stigma and...
ASOI committee members pen RTÉ Brainstorm piece: Why we need to address weight stigma in all aspects of life
RTÉ Brainstorm have today published an article co-written by ASOI patient advocate Ms Susie Birney and communications lead Ms Marita Hennessy, emphasising why we need to address weight stigma in all aspects of life. The publication is topical, as it comes with just...
Ms Marita Hennessy, Communications Lead on behalf of the ASOI, has written a letter published in yesterday's Sunday Times responding to an article published on 28th April 2019. The letter highlighted the use of stigmatising language and imagery. The published article...
3rd May 2019 It has been a busy week for committee members for the ASOI, many of whom attended and took part in the European Congress on Obesity in our neighbouring Glasgow. As part of this, our committee member and patient advocate Susie Birney was appointed...
Press release: Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day
Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day 1st April 2019 People with overweight and obesity are often targets of negative attitudes in many areas of their lives. Bias and stigma towards people living...
The ASOI committee are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual ASOI Conference and AGM will take place on 17-18th May at The Convention Centre, Dublin. The theme for this years conference is 'Building Bonds: Bettering Practice - Patient advocacy and approaches to...
Policy Brief – Childhood obesity prevention: Co-created research priorities using the nominal group technique
Click the link below to access this policy brief in full, led by committee member Marita Hennessey. Policy Brief Full article in Translational Behavioural Medicine Blog post: Bringing POCKETS together