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
Click the links below for tips
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.
Irish Coalition for People living with Obesity (ICPO) issues complaint to RTÉ over stigmatising sketch, with support from professionals, individuals and organisations
Read the full letter here.
Your safety is our primary concern Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting restrictions, ASOI, EASO and WOF have decided to transition the live ECO-ICO scheduled to take place in Dublin from 1-4 September 2020 to an interactive and...
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...