Hvorfor bli medlem av norsk fedmeforskningsforening?

fredag 27. september 2013 16:25

Et medlemskap i Norsk forening for fedmeforskning koster lite og du blir samtidig medlem av den Europeiske fedmeforskningorganisasjonen (EASO). Ved et medlemsskap får du blant annet rabatt på kongressavgiften til den europeiske fedmeforskningskonferansen (ECO), får tilgang til fedmerelaterte forskningsnyheter og får mulighet til å bli sertifisert i fedmebehandling. 

Membership of EASO

Membership of an EASO affiliated National Association gives you automatic membership of EASO, the European Association for the Study of Obesity.  Established in 1986, EASO is the leading European scientific and practice-based professional membership association in this field, with networks in over 30 countries. It is in formal relations with the WHO Regional Office for Europe and is an active member of EU Commission initiatives including the EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and the Joint Programing Initiative on Healthy Diet Healthy Lives.  EASO facilitates and engages in actions that prevent and combat the epidemic of obesity.  It contributes to high level European and National scientific consultations, hosts the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), has dynamic and active topic specific Task Forces and Working Groups, and coordinates obesity education across Europe.

EASO membership benefits all colleagues with an interest in issues related to overweight and obesity, including Clinicians, researchers and public health practitioners.  Members of EASO benefit from reduced ECO registration fees, reduced Obesity Facts subscriptions and submission fees, free access to educational podcasts and online meet the expert sessions, and free access to EASO topic specific statements and guidelines. 

For researchers and public health professionals, EASO disseminates EU project results and offers a lively network which shares information on EU funding opportunities and consortia development.  EASO is in formal relations with the WHO Regional Office for Europe and represents obesity in EU initiatives and consultations including the EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and health; the Joint Programming Initiative HDHL and the Joint Research Centre Foresight Study on Diet.

For clinicians, the COMs network of European management centres brings Europe’s leading treatment experts together to deliver clinical education in the form of ECO workshops, COMs Summit Meetings, treatment protocols and management guidelines.  COMs members can communicate to exchange ideas and expertise via a special section of the EASO website. 

EASO is especially relevant for young investigators, who can collaborate via the EASO YIU network.  EASO offers a YIU forum, travel grants, awards and WHO internship programmes, plus opportunities to communicate with senior colleagues in our field.  We encourage all young investigators to get involved and to apply for travel grants and awards.

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