Criteria for EASO-collaborating centres for obesity management for the obesity management task force of the european association for the study of obesity

Constantine Tsigos, Vojtech Hainer, Arnaud Basdevant, Nick Finer, Elisabeth Mathus-Vliegen, Dragan Micic, Maximo Maislos, Gabriela Roman, Yves Schutz, Hermann Toplak, Volkan Yumuk, Barbara Zahorska-Markiewicz

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Abstract

Obesity is recognised as a global epidemic and the most prevalent metabolic disease world-wide. Specialised obesity services, however, are not widely available in Europe, and obesity care can vary enormously across European regions. The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO, www.easo.org) has developed these criteria to form a pan-European network of accredited EASO-Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management (EASO-COMs) in accordance with accepted European and academic guidelines. This network will include university, public and private clinics and will ensure that the obese and overweight patient is managed by a holistic team of specialists and receives comprehensive state-ofthe-art clinical care. Furthermore, the participating centres, under the umbrella of EASO, will work closely for quality control, data collection, and analysis as well as for education and research for the advancement of obesity care and obesity science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalObesity Facts
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011

Keywords

  • EASO
  • European Association for the Study of Obesity
  • European criteria
  • OMTF
  • Obesity Management Task Force
  • Obesity management centres

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