Young Investigators United

YIU workshop at ECO2012

During the 19th European Congress on Obesity, taking place in Lyon (France) from 9th to 12th May 2012, the Young Investigators of EASO will again unite for a scientific and social session.  Young Investigators United will be part of the official ECO2012 Scientific Programme on Thursday 10th May. A scientific session, where the YIU Best Thesis Award will be presented, will take place from 17.30 hrs and will be followed by a social event, to which all Young ECO2012 Investigators are invited.

Official Programme

1730 – 1740 Welcome and Introductions
1740 – 1755 YIU Best Thesis Award Presentation 1: F Kiefer (Austria)
1755 – 1810 YIU Best Thesis Award Presentation 2: S Timmers (Netherlands)
1810 – 1840

The role of bariatric surgery in metabolic disease: underlying mechanisms, pros and cons
Luca Busetto (Italy)

1840 – 1910 Preparing and publishing a world class scientific paper
Workshop by the Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Facts: Johannes Hebebrand (Germany)
1910 – 1915 Announcement of YIU Best Thesis Award winner       


About the YIU

EASO’s Young Investigators United was established in 2005 and now acts as an informal community for young investigators to collaborate on projects and to share experiences and expertise.  The YIU initiative combines an online community with an annual event at the ECO, where young investigators have an opportunity to meet, interact and share ideas with colleagues from around the world.

Young Investigators United aims to:

  • Facilitate the networking of young European scientists
  • Provide an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices between experts and experts-to-come
  • Improve opportunities for future collaborations or consultations when heading for the common goal: preventing and treating obesity.

For more information for how to get involved in YIU, please see the

Find us on Facebook

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that the EASO Young Investigators United network now has a group page on Facebook. All ECO2011 delegates are welcome to join our online community.