The Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity (NASO) is a multidisciplinary association with the purpose to study, discuss, and disseminate all (basic) scientific and clinical aspects of overweight and obesity and associated complications. Our goal is to increase mutual exchange between members working in different fields of obesity research.

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NASO Spring Meeting
10th of April
Utrecht, Kasteel Oudaen

Abstract deadline: 1st of March 2024

Keynote speakers:

Heleen Wortelboer (TNO)
“The role of system dynamics for mental health and obesity”

Roger Adan (UMC Utrecht)
“Update on the melanocortin pathway – from discovery to obesity therapy”

For all our and your communication about obesity, we stimulate being respectful.
Use free non-stigmatizing pictures (here) and people-first language (here).

Since 2021 is has been acknowledged that obesity is a condition with biological and neuropsychological causes in interplay with the obesogenic environment and socio-economic context: “Obesity is a chronic relapsing disease, which in turn acts as a gateway to a range of other non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.” Obesity prevention | Knowledge for policy (europa.eu)