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News Sep 21, 22

Economic impact of overweight and obesity set to reach 3.3% of global GDP by 2060

New study predicts US$2.2 trillion could be saved annually if overweight and obesity prevalence remained at 2019 levels

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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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News Jun 30, 22

STOP Project and WHO publish six new briefings

The STOP Project and the World Health Organization have developed a set of policy briefs.

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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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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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SCOPE School Oct 17, 22

SCOPE School Melbourne

SCOPE School is coming to Melbourne this October, exploring 'Obesity Management and Treatment in Primary Care'.

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Other Events Aug 23, 22

IFSO 2022: 25th World Congress

The IFSO will be holding its 25th World Congress in Fontainebleau Miami from 23 - 27 August 2022

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