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Events Jun 30, 20

World Obesity Live – COVID-19 and Obesity Webinar Series

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the World Obesity Federation and colleagues launched a series of webinars.

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News Aug 03, 20

Obesity and COVID-19: Policy statement

Obesity and COVID-19 Statement from our policy team - Updated August 2020.

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Blog Jul 30, 20

BLOG | Childhood obesity and human capital

New research is evaluating the cost of childhood obesity to social and economic welfare.

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World Obesity Data

Introducing... the new World Obesity Data site

We are excited to announce the launch of our new and improved Global Obesity Observatory!

Our new website is more interactive and has more data than ever before and comes complete with a suite of new features. With data on everything from obesity prevalence and trends to the economic impact of obesity and health systems, it aims to be the first point of call for obesity and obesity-related data for you – our members-, as well as researchers, policymakers, health professionals and members of the public.


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SCOPE School

SCOPE School Global - October

SCOPE School – the live component of World Obesity’s Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) programme is going virtual for the second time this October 22nd-24th!

Even better, this time we have scholarships available to cater for an even more diverse global audience of health care professionals.

Chaired by Dr Sara Suliman, Dr Mohgah El-Sheikh and Dr Mohamed Al-Haddad, the event will advance knowledge on the epidemiology and cost of obesity, both globally and locally in the GULF region. Speakers will expand on the causes of obesity, the role of physical activity and appetite regulation in prevention efforts. Moreover, the complications for patients living with obesity and means of managing the disease.

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Oct 22, 20

SCOPE School Global - October

SCOPE School Global is returning this October in the 22nd - 24th October 2020!

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Sep 02, 20

IFSO Virtual World Congress 2020

First IFSO VIRTUAL WORLD CONGRESS 2020 which will take place on 12 and 13 September 2020

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Sep 17, 20

World Obesity Live - The time is now: action on obesity in the time of COVID-19

World Obesity Live returns this September with 'The time is now: action on obesity in the time of COVID-19'.

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