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News Nov 05, 21

World Obesity and RTI publish new, ground-breaking pilot study on the economic impact of obesity

World Obesity and RTI International have joined forces to improve the economic evidence on the impact of obesity.

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Policy & Advocacy Jan 24, 22

Towards a Global Action Plan on Obesity: World Obesity attends the 150th WHO Executive Board

From January 24th-28th, World Obesity and its Members will be attending the 150th WHO Executive Board.

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News Mar 04, 22

One billion people globally estimated to be living with obesity by 2030

Published on WOD 2022, the Atlas report estimates that by 2030 a billion people globally will be living with obesity.

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International Congress on Obesity

ICO 2022

The International Congress on Obesity (ICO) was established in 1974, and over 46 years has established itself as the pre-eminent global gathering for experts in obesity.

After a successful online ECO ICO 2020, we are delighted to announce that ICO 2022 will be returning to Australia after 16 years, working closely in collaboration with World Obesity members the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) and Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity (AOASO). ICO 2022 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre with 5 days of scientific content, workshops, and training as well as a full exhibition.

We look forward to meeting you in-person in Melbourne!

ICO 2022

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Recent Events

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Policy Laboratory Nov 24, 21

Policy Laboratory: Building momentum and collective action to address obesity in Europe

The next policy laboratory will occur on the 24th November 2021!

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SCOPE School Dec 01, 21

SCOPE School Global: Obesity & Diabetes

SCOPE School Global will return with 'Obesity & Diabetes: an inextricable link' this December!

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ICO Oct 18, 22

International Congress on Obesity 2022

The International Congress on Obesity (ICO) will be returning in October 2022 and coming to Melbourne, Australia!

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