During late September and early October, World Obesity CEO, Johanna Ralston, attended and presented at events that centred around issues relating to obesity prevention, management and advocacy.
The EASO COMs Summit & Best of ECO event in Istanbul focused on key presentations at the May 2022 European Congress on Obesity, while the OPEN event in Copenhagen explored different models of obesity advocacy and management. Johanna updated members of the global obesity community on the WHO Obesity Recommendations and Acceleration Plan.
EASO COMs & Best of ECO
Johanna was invited to this event in Istanbul in late September. This event convened around 200 obesity prevention and management leaders from across Europe, as well as invited delegations from Chile, Iraq, and South Africa, among other countries.
The focus was a three day review of key presentations at the May 2022 European Congress on Obesity, and also an opportunity to share ideas and best practices on the EASO COMs initiative.
Johanna presented on the WHO obesity recommendations and Acceleration Plan, and ways that colleagues working in obesity management and prevention can be involved.
OPEN event in Copenhagen
Johanna and World Obesity Head of Partnerships, Sara Salehian, joined colleagues at this meeting to explore different models of obesity advocacy and management, including site visits to the new multisectoral Lighthouse initiative which leverages different sectors around a shared obesity strategy in Copenhagen, and a meeting of OPEN, the initiative founded by Novo Nordisk to improve access to obesity care.
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