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Annual ICOMES scientific congress considered a huge success

NewsAnnual ICOMES scientific congress considered a huge success

The annual International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (ICOMES) was held in Seoul, Korea, between 7 and 9 September.

The annual showcase of obesity and metabolic research, hosted by the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity (KSSO), saw more than 1,000 attendees from 27 countries participating in 130 lectures over 55 sessions.

Plenary lectures on ‘Intermittent Metabolic Switching and Brain Health’, ‘Understanding Human Metabolic Dysregulation in Vivo using Stable Isotope Tracers’, ‘The Role of Hunger-Promoting Hypothalamic Neurons in Obesity’, and ‘Current and Future in Obesity Management', were delivered by professors Thiruma Arumugam (Australia), Robert Wolfe (USA), Tamas Horvath (USA) and John Wilding (UK) respectively.


Carrying on the international theme, KSSO and EASO held a joint symposium on ‘Decoding Weight Regain in Obesity Management’, with lectures on biological mechanisms, weight regain mechanism and effect of new drugs, delivered by researchers from Korea and Europe.

Research on obesity prevention policy was also presented by experts in the region, particularly as part of the joint KSSO-AOASO symposium, where sessions covered prevention policies in Malaysia, nutrition-related policy and prevention strategies among children in Vietnam, and the current status of obesity prevalence as they relate to prevention and management in Korea. Both symposia concluded with panel discussions.

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