IASO - International Association for the Study of Obesity
The International Association for the Study of Obesity Newsletter
 March 2011
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Latest IASO News...
Obesity in the News
Policy & Projects
IASO Upcoming Events
Other Events


SCOPE Summer School 2011

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STOCK Conference 2011

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17th - 21st March 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Latest IASO News...


IASO have  an exciting opening for a new Editor-In-Chief for our Obesity Reviews journal (currently under the leadership of our interim Professor David York). IASO welcome applications from those working in the field of obesity.


Please click on the job description below for further details. Closing date is Friday 11th March 2011.


Job Description 


IASO and IOTF were well-represented at the 2011 International Conference on Child Obesity held last week in Taipei. Taiwan. The conference was attended by the Taiwanese minister of health, heads of health promotion and international speakers including Tim Gill (left) coordinator of the IASO Pacific Region, Tim Lobstein (second from left) IASO-IOTF Policy Director and Boyd Swinburn (third from right) co-chair of the IOTF. The speakers also had a private audience with the country's head of state, President Ma Ying-jeou.


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Obesity in the News


Latest articles of obesity in the news...

Please note that all external links are provided for information only, their inclusion is not indicative of IASO endorsement.


Children given sweets when they are good are most likely to end up fat and unhappy (Feb 28, 2011)

Children whose parents gave them food to reward good bahaviour are more likely to become obese adults, a study has found.


A poll of more than 2,000 people has found those given edible treats in childhood for behaving well had a higher chance of becoming heavily overweight, or of developing an eating disorder, than those who were not.


Obesity and Diabetes may be a downside of human evolution (Feb 28, 2011)

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a gene called CMAH has been lost during the course of recent revolution, and may lead to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in humans. 


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To see more of the latest articles of obesity in the news please click on http://www.iaso.org/news/

Policy & Projects




The final meeting of the StanMark project will be held next week in Brussels on the 9th and 10th March.


A proposed set of cross-border marketing standards for children's exposure to food and beverage marketing will be presented at the international meeting.


The StaEU flagnMark Project is co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the Pilot Project on Transatlantic Methods for Handling Global Challenges in the European Union and the United States.

IASO Upcoming Events 
The 3rd Scope Summer School will be held at Downing College, Cambridge, UK from 28th to 31st July 2011.

IASO has received an educational grant from The Howard Foundation to support Scope Summer School 2011. The Scholarship will cover the registration package for 15 successful candidates.

Submission Deadline: Friday 11th March 2011


For further information and how to register for Scope Summer School 2011 please visit our website.

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IASO will also be hosting the 9th STOCK Conference in Budapest, Hungary from November 11th to 13th. The aim of the Stock conferences is to bring together world leading experts to discuss a focus related topic. This year the topic will be: Obesity: Lessons from Evolution and the Environment

View the Scientific programme... 


Places for STOCK 2011 are limited and allocated on the basis of competitive entry reviewed by the scientific committee.


Find out how to submit your application form...

Other Events


2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Melbourne, Australia

15-18 June 2011

ISBNPA Congress

With the ISBNPA 2011 Conference just around the corner, don't miss the opportunity to benefit from the early bird registration discount before 7th March 2011. Register now at  www.isbnpa2011.org/reg.php


An overwhelming number of entries have been received to present the latest international research on promoting healthy eating and physical activity, ensuring that the scientific program will be nothing short of inspirational. Set to deliver an array of informative presentations, keynote debates and interactive workshops, with a line-up of internationally renowned speakers including Jim Sallis and Annie Anderson, the ISBNPA 2011 Conference is one not to be missed.


ISBNPA 2011 will provide you with the perfect opportunity to discover Australia, a land of spectacular beauty and magnificent attractions. The lively and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, known as the style-setter amongst Australia's cities, combines a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living with a state-wide sports addiction to make a city like no other. Food, art, music, wine and sport are the make-up of Melbourne, whilst the surrounding wine regions, amazing wildlife and stunning coastal scenery are right on the city's doorstep for you to explore.


2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of ISBNPA, so the Melbourne Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the Society to the promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The 10th anniversary dinner will provide the perfect environment to engage with colleagues and catch up with old friends as we celebrate ten years of incredible achievements.


ISBNPA is concerned with promoting healthy eating and physical activity worldwide.  It provides a forum where researchers from across the globe can present their latest findings. ISBNPA was formed a decade ago and has held meetings in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands and Portugal, with this year's meeting to be held in Australia.  ISPNBA has its own on line journal, the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, which has an impact factor of 2.6 www.ijbnpa.org/

For more information on ISBNPA please visit www.isbnpa.org/

Save the Date - Join us for the 2012 Annual Meeting of ISBNPA in Austin, Texas. May 23-26, 2012. For more information visit www.isbnpa2012.org


2011 Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Boston, USA, 19-22 October 2011


The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is a gathering of 1500+ of the sharpest minds in Dyslipidemia, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Chronic Kidney Disease and Insulin Resistance, as they join world-renown clinicians, academics and prestigious professional societies to explore, debate and translate the latest clinical data into practical and effective strategies to improve patient outcomes. CMHC is a comprehensive medical education meeting that provides clinicians with the tools and treatment strategies to diagnose cardiometabolic risk and treat appropriately to reduce CVD.


For more information please call 877-571-4700 or

email info@cardiometabolichealth.org or visit  www.cardiometabolichealth.org



If you have any comments or information you would like us to include in the next IASO newsletter please contact:


Emma Graham

Publishing and Communications Manager

email: egraham@iaso.org

phone: +44 (0) 20 7685 2588

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