AOCO-MASO 2021 – Asia Oceania Congress on Obesity and MASO Scientific Conference 2021


Dynamic event announcement



Date: 4 - 6 April 2021
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur

Conference website: http://www.aocomaso2021.com

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Obesity and COVID-19: Policy Statement

World Obesity Federation commends the WHO and most governments around the world for their leadership and rapid and comprehensive action to control this pandemic. The WHO has highlighted non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a risk factor for becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Based on emerging data and the patterns of infection we have seen in other viral infections, overweight and obesity are also likely to be risk factors for worse outcomes in those who are infected by COVID-19. In the UK, a report suggests that two-thirds of people who have fallen seriously ill with coronavirus were overweight or had obesity. Meanwhile, a report from Italy suggests 99% of deaths have been in patients with pre-existing conditions, including those which are commonly seen in people with obesity such as hypertension, cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. A similar trend was also observed in Malaysia.

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Clinical Care for Obesity: A Preliminary Survey of Sixty‐Eight Countries

World Obesity publish an academic paper on the provision of clinical care for obesity in 68 countries. The paper details the results of a survey conducted over 2 years on the readiness of health systems to provide obesity treatment services across 68 countries.

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World Obesity Day 2020 -The Roots of Obesity Run Deep

Together we can create a healthier future. 

People with obesity are constantly shamed and blamed for their disease. This is because many people – including doctors, policymakers, and others – do not understand that obesity is a chronic disease. They see it as a simple lack of willpower, laziness, or a refusal to "eat less and move more". But like all chronic diseases, the root causes of obesity run much deeper. They can be genetic, psychological, sociocultural, economic, and environmental. It is time we break the cycle of shame and blame and reevaluate our approach for addressing this complex, chronic disease that affects 650 million people worldwide.

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Obesity: Missing the 2025 Global Targets Report

All countries significantly off track to meet 2025 WHO targets on Obesity.
  • On current trends, 1 in 5 adults worldwide are expected to have obesity by 2025, yet all countries fall short of 2025 targets
  • Low- and middle-income countries are experiencing the greatest rise, highest numbers and lowest likelihood of meeting WHO targets
  • High BMI is estimated to cost health services globally US$990 billion per year (13% healthcare expenditure)
  • Obesity increases the risk of many diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
  • Governments have previously committed to international targets and are urged to prioritize investment in addressing obesity through obesity treatment services, early intervention and prevention.
  • As part of a new World Obesity Day, leading obesity organizations from across the globe are calling for collective action to address the global obesity challenge.

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ECO-ICO 2021 – European and International Congress on Obesity

Date: 1st to 4th September 2021
Venue: The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland
For more information, please visit https://www.ecoico2020.com

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ICOMES 2020 – International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Date: 3 – 5 September 2020
Venue: Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea

For more information, please visit http://www.icomes.or.kr

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ISBNPA 2020 – International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting

Date: 17 – 20 June 2020
Venue: Auckland, New Zealand

For more information, please visit https://annualmeeting.isbnpa.org

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12th Diabetes Complication Conference and Grand Rounds

Date: 27 – 29 March 2020
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur

For more information, please visit https://www.diabetesmalaysia.com.my

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF THE 25th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) OF THE MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF OBESITY (MASO)

Please be informed that the 25th AGM of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) has been scheduled as follows:

Date : 10 August 2018 (Friday)
Time : 4.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Venue : Hotel Istana, No 73, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Members are reminded that if they have any motion for discussion or if they desire to move any resolution at the above AGM, they must give notice in writing thereof to the Honorary Secretary of MASO.

Deadline for receipt of resolutions to be tabled at the above AGM is 20 July 2018 (Friday), 4.30 pm.

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MASO 2019 Scientific Conference on Obesity




Final Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Theme: “Obesity: Addressing Multiple Drivers and Solutions”


Date: 15th – 16th October 2019
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Nutrition Month Malaysia 2019


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MASO SCIENTIFIC UPDATE - DIET, OBESITY AND HEALTH: FROM SCIENCE TO POLICY

Please be informed that in conjunction to the 25th AGM of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO), a scientific update has been scheduled as follows:

Date : 10 August 2018 (Friday)
Time : 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Venue : Hotel Istana, No 73, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Members and non-members are all invited to join the talk and dinner. Dinner is subsidized for MASO members with a fee of RM50, while non-members need to pay in full RM150 before 1st Aug 2018 to RSVP.

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World Obesity Federation confirms “Obesity Is a Chronic Disease”

In a statement published today in the leading journal Obesity Reviews, the World Obesity Federation confirms its support for defining obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease. The statement was prepared by a scientific committee of the Federation which concluded that obesity fits the epidemiological model of a disease process except that the toxic or pathological agent is diet-related rather than a microbe.

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Nutrition Month Malaysia 2018


The annual Nutrition Month Malaysia is back for the 17th time, bringing you the all-new exciting “Food-Fit-Fun Fair” event at Sunway Velocity Mall, KL (Main Atrium, Ground Floor) this March 21– 25, 2018!

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