Navigation Links
Media arrangements for the International Congress on Obesity

Sunday 11 Thursday 15 July 2010
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm International Fair and Congress Centre. (

Excess body weight is a major risk factor for several chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer, making obesity one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. The condition is considered one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century.

The International Congress on Obesity provides a unique international forum for the presentation of new research on the entire spectrum of the obesity field, including:

  • The determinants and consequences of obesity
  • New options for treatment, prevention and public health intervention
  • Social and political issues relating to obesity
  • Prevalence and trends
  • Fat tissue activity
  • The latest thinking in diet, physical activity and behaviour science

News briefings have been scheduled for the following times:
Monday 12 July: 12.30 hrs 13.30 hrs CEST
Tuesday 13 July: 10.00 hrs 11.00 hrs CEST
Wednesday 14 July: 10.30 hrs 11.30 hrs CEST

Here is a sample of some of the topics to be highlighted in the media programme (embargoed to time of presentation at the congress):

  • Weight loss goals and strategies
  • New potential obesity drug options
  • Are community interventions in children working?
  • International trends in childhood obesity prevalence
  • Analysis of policy efforts to address the marketing of food to children
  • Long-term consequences of early adulthood obesity

Media registration and facilities

The ICO media office is happy to assist reporters covering the congress on-site or from their desks. A selection of press releases will be distributed at the congress and emailed to off-site reporters during the congress, while further stories will be highlighted in on-site news briefings only. ICO media registration is open to bona fide representatives of print and electronic media. Please see the media registration form for further details of required supporting documents. The form should be sent, along with supporting documentation, by email to: or by fax to: +44 20 7636 9258. The original of these documents must also be presented in person at the conference media registration desk.

All sessions are open to journalists. A fully equipped and staffed media workroom with computers, telephone lines and Internet connections will be available. NB: The official conference language is English.

Flights and Hotels

Airfare discounts are available for the conference. Please see the congress travel page at :

Hotel rooms can be booked through the ICO 2010 website at:


Contact: Emma Ross
International Association for the Study of Obesity

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Surgery Website Design Firm Rosemont Media Heads to Miami for the 44th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium
2. Strauss Radio Strategies - The Nation's Leading Radio Media Relations Firm - Expands Government Business with Award on GSA Schedule
3. Immediate risk of suicide and cardiovascular death after a prostate cancer diagnosis
4. Government Executive Media Group Completes Leadership Search
5. Halt Uterine Fibroid Study Attracts National Media Attention
6. Justice Department Files for Immediate Relief Regarding Conditions in Georgias Hospitals
7. Congress Urged to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Frail Patients Continue to Receive Critical Therapy Services
8. QuickMedial Praises New Study Linking High Cholesterol Levels to Increased Risk for Developing Alzheimer's Disease or Vascular Dementia
9. Media registration now open for TCT 2010
10. U.S. Kids Using Media Almost 8 Hours a Day
11. VIDEO from Medialink and Fixodent: Denture Care Needs Met with Fixodents Circle of Confidence
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 25, ... center for the Narconon network, announced the release of a new cutting edge recovery ... Narconon organization has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Crystal Lake, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... pleased to announce a recent successful appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto ... the case Adcock v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased ... moderate facial wrinkling. While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in ... delivers to those suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Beddit® has ... Beddit Classic sleep tracking systems. The new app features a more intuitive SleepScore™ that ... understand how well you slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary algorithm. Beddit ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Livonia, MI (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... at Presence Resurrection Medical Center (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the ... the medical and surgical intensive care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... Juntendo universitetssjukhus ser potential att använda ... magnetresonansbilder (MR-bilder) för patienter med multipel ... ett forskningsavtal med SyntheticMR AB för att ... forskningsprojekt på sjukhuset. Med SyMRI kan man ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... adds "Global Repaglinide Industry 2015 ... on China Repaglinide Market, 2010-2019" reports ... and information to its online business ... . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market ... User (Hospital, Pharmaceutical Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic ... - Global Forecast to 2020" report ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: