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European Congress on Obesity, Porto, Portugal, May 17-20

European Association for the Study of Obesity

Twitter: #ECO2017

The year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal, will feature the latest research, clinical approaches and perspectives on obesity from a wide range of fields. Issues covered will include:

  • Childhood obesity
  • New aspects on metabolic control
  • Household food insecurity
  • Behavioural and lifestyle interventions
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Food and diet patterns
  • Behaviour change
  • Weight loss versus weight maintenance

Experts from around the world will present abstracts and deliver symposia on these themes.

There will be a series of press conferences to showcase the items most of interest to the media, and press releases issued throughout the congress. A staffed media centre will be available on site to help journalists with their queries and interview requests.

Bona fide journalists may register for free at this year's European Congress on Obesity.

To request a media registration, please email , providing evidence that you are a journalist with links to your work where possible.

Embargoed press releases will be issued covering each of the four days of the congress: Wednesday 17 May, Thursday 18 May, Friday 19 May, Saturday 20 May

Further information will be released in the days leading up to the summit.

In addition, there will be a Media Masterclass on obesity reporting for journalists at this year's congress. Details of this will be confirmed in due course.

And this year's European Obesity Day will be Saturday 20 May, the final day of the congress, with its own Twitter: #EOD2017


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