ASO Congress 2014 – Birmingham
The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) held its first two day Annual National Congress at the University of Birmingham in September. The meeting comprised a series of plenary lectures from leading obesity researchers with topics ranging from ‘Can we blame our genes when our jeans don’t fit’ by Dr Giles Yeo to ‘Are all calories equal’ by Professor Ian Macdonald. In between lectures there were breakout sessions which explored issues such as early life (0-6 years) obesity: determinants and interventions; weight loss maintenance-what works for whom?; new insights on obesity from neurobiology, as well as exploring food addiction as a useful concept to tackle obesity. CCH was particularly delighted that Professor Pinki Sahota of Leeds Beckett University, and a member of our Academic Advisory Board, was elected Chair of ASO.