Host Associations

Established in 1986, EASO has 29 national association members representing over 4500 indiciduals in 30 countries.

EASO aims to promote research into obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organisations, and promote action that tackles the epidemic of obesity

EASO is a leading biomedical association in Europe with networks across Europe.  It plays a major role in EU/WHO projects, has dynamic and active Task Forces, organises educational activities throughout the region and hosts the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO)

The objects of EASO are:

  • To promote the preservation and protection of health and relief of sickness  for the public benefit in the field of obesity and its related disorders
  • To promote research, the dissemination of the results of such research and exchange of scientific information in the field of obesity within Europe
  • To develop a deeper understanding of how to achieve and maintain a healthy bodyweight, and to manage and prevent obesity and its related conditions  by those engaged in the study of obesity – healthcare professionals, health related organisations, governments and the European community

The French association for the study of obesity (AFERO, Association Française d’Etude et de Recherche sur l’Obésité) was founded in 1983.  The AFERO aims to promote scientific exchange, dissemination of knowledge and training in the field of biomedical research on obesity.  It also aims to represent the French research in relevant international fora.

AFERO is affiliated with both the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). AFERO brings together French scientists and health professionals working in the field of obesity with a current membership of about 150 active members. AFERO organizes an annual meeting, in Paris and in another French city every other year. AFERO is also involved in continued medical education around obesity, and organizes symposia dedicated to the topic of obesity management. AFERO runs a bi-monthly journal, “Obésité”. The current president of AFERO is Prof. Olivier Ziegler from Nancy. AFERO members and its executive board are delighted to be involved, together with EASO in the organization of the European Congress of Obesity (ECO) to be held in Lyon in 2012.

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