European Congress on Obesity

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Please visit the ECO website for further information on the registration fees.

  • Date: 12—15 May 2013
  • Location: Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC), UK
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Obesity is now seen as a major political and health issue in Europe and the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) provides an essential platform for discussion on the latest scientific developments in the field.

 Important Dates:

1 October 2012: Abstract Submission Opens
9 December 2012: Abstract Submission Deadline
31 January 2013: Early Pre-Registration Deadline
30 April 2013: Standard Pre-Registration Deadline

ECO2013 Programme (at-a-glance version)
ECO2013 Programme (full version)

BPS Association Session: Recent advances in the search for anti-obesity drugs
Tuesday 14 May 2013

Chairs: Jon Arch (University of Buckingham, UK) and John Wilding (University of Liverpool, UK)

0930 - 1000 Does the recent approval of lorcaserin and qnexa herald a new era for obesity drug therapy?
                David Heal (Renasci, UK)
1000 - 1030 Targeting gut brain communication for the treatment of obesity
                Matthias Tschoep (Helmholtz Institute Germany)
1030 - 1100 Brown Adipose Tissue- From the past to the present
                Paul Trayhurn (University of Buckingham, UK)

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