27th European Childhood Obesity Group Annual Congress

17 January 2017

The 27th ECOG Congress will be held in Rome, Italy (15-17 November 2017).

Please register here.
 
Abstract deadline 31/03/2017. Please downolad here call for abstract and abstract template.
 
For more information about the congress please subscribe here 

ECOG & Eurocross for a Cause

28 September 2016

ECOG is proud to support Ralph Mesquita challenge "Eurocross for a Cause". 
 
Ralph is an ultrarunner that decided to run from Nordkapp, Norway to Tarifa, Spain in the summer of 2017. With the support of a crew, this will take between 70 and 75 days, averaging between 70 and 85kms per day for a total of around 5200km. 
 
He is running to raise awareness for obesity and raise money for the European Childhood Obesity Group.
 
Hi run is a pan-European endeavour. It is not about a Belgian runner crossing Europe but about a European runner crossing our continent! 
 
Let' help him to raise funds and let's join him running along the way. Be it for 1km, 5km, or a whole day!
 
Follow Ralph's incredible challenge on www.ralphmesquita.com and on his social profiles:
Twitter (@ralphmesquita) 
Instagram (ralphmesquita)  

ECOG Newsletter has been published!

16 September 2016

Check the 3rd issue of the ECOG Newsletter here!


ECOG 2016 – latest version of Preliminary program available!

28 August 2016

Thessaloniki (Greece) will host the 26th ECOG Congress from the 6th to the 8th of October.
Interventions during early life, treatment of obesity and genetics are only few of the numerous fields in focus that will be discussed.  This year, the program also foresees an entire session dedicated to European projects.

Working group activities, guided poster presentation’s session and a special Greek day are among the special features of this year’s Congress.

Download the Registration form here!

Preliminary program.


Abstract submission for ECOG Congress 2016 extended!

4 July 2016

The National Organizing Committee extends the deadline for abstract submission until the 20th of July 2016. The accepted abstracts will be published on scientific journal Acta Paediatrica!

Check the abstract submission’s guidelines and preliminary program below:


Deadline for abstract submission is approaching!

26 June 2016

The deadline for abstract submission to ECOG 2016 is 30th of June 2016.
Authors of accepted abstracts will see their work published on the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica!

Check the submission’s guideline:

The Second Announcement of the 26th European Childhood Obesity Group Annual Congress

23 May 2016

The 26th ECOG Congress will be held in Thessaloniki (October 12-14) and will be focused on interventions during early life, treatment of obesity and genetics among the others. Moreover, a particular session will be dedicated to European projects.
Working group activities, guided poster presentation’s session and a special Greek day are among the special features of this year’s Congress.

Abstracts’ submission is now open and will close the 30th of June 2016.
Authors of accepted abstracts will see their work published on the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica!

 

 2nd Announcement and the preliminary programme

Guidelines for abstract submission

Registration form


ECOG at the Conference on Mothers and their children’s health at the European Economic and Social Committee

11 March 2016

On the International Women’s Day 2016 (March 8th) ECOG was invited to have a speech at the “Conference on Mothers and their children’s health” organized by Make Mothers Matter in Brussels, at the European Economic and Social Committee.

The discussion aimed at debating among others nutrition (obesity), hygiene, prevention of disease and education to promote children’s physical and emotional health.


The outstanding audience was composed by European Union institution’s representatives, NGOs founders and delegates from all over the world and the event was simultaneously translated into English, French and Dutch.

 

Dr Marie-Laure Frelut, on behalf of ECOG, gave a presentation on:

  • Mothers’ unhealthy behaviors that can affect children’s health
  • ECOG’s history and mission
  • ECOG’s free eBook on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity available at http://ebook.ecog-obesity.eu/

For more information on Make Mothers Matter and on the event please visit http://www.mmmeurope.org/en/home, ECOG’s Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ECOGobesity) and the Twitter hashtags #ecog, #MMM4Health and #IWD2016


The ECOG Free Obesity eBook at a glance

26 January 2016

The ECOG free obesity eBook has been launched on April 2015 and it is the first reference on child and adolescent obesity.

The 43 chapters are downloadable separately and 78 authors from 10 European countries (30 Universities & Research Institutes + WHO + IASO) contributed to the writing. So far, more than 4633 visitors and 3800 chapter downloads have been registered and 257 email subscriptions hailing from 43 countries around the world have been collected.

 

The eBook has been funded from Louis Bonduelle Foundation and translation into several languages will be published in the next months.

 

Fields of focus are nutrition, eating behavior, society’s influence, epidemiology and prevention among the others.

 

Check the eBook and download the article of your interest here: http://ebook.ecog-obesity.eu/content/

 


The 25th ECOG Congress in numbers

20 January 2016

3 days

344 delegates from 31 countries

20 speakers from 11 countries

75 abstracts from 24 countries

5 working groups

8 abstracts selected for oral presentations.

67 posters presented during 4 guided poster sessions 

 

The accepted abstracts have been published on Acta Paediatrica journal on September 2015: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.13156/epdf

Check ECOG 2015 Congress Book and Speakers’ presentations

 

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