UKCO2018


Dear ASO members,

Member-Led Symposia at UKCO2018
The UKCO organising committee are now welcoming suggestions from ASO members for symposia. Symposia sessions are 1.5 hours long and the use of time and the number of contributors are flexible within the 1.5-hour time slot. If you are an ASO member and you are interested in submitting a symposium, please download and read the Symposia Proposal Form. The deadline for submission is Friday 6th April, 2018 and must be sent by email to the ASO office.
Submit a symposium suggestion under one of the three following categories:
1. Management and Intervention
2. Health, Behaviour and Environment
3. Basic and Experimental Science


ASO Awards – Four Awards will be offered to ASO Members at UKCO2018
1. Best Practice Award

ASO are inviting abstract submissions from non-research members, including clinicians and those working in public health. These abstracts will be judged separately from the UKCO2018 congress by the ASO trustees. Applicants submitting an abstract for the Best Practice Award may also submit an abstract for presentation at UKCO2018. The winner will be informed prior to UKCO, where they will be asked to present their abstract.
If you wish to apply for this award please carefully read the Best Practice Award Process and Criteria and submit your abstract using the Best Practice Award Form and emailing it to the ASO office. Do not submit your abstract for this award via the online abstract submission system. Submission deadline for this award is Wednesday June 13, 2018.
The winner will receive a prize certificate formally presented at UKCO2018 and complimentary registration.

2. “New to Research” Best Abstract Award

Abstracts submitted to UKCO2018 by delegates who are ‘new to research’ will be eligible for this award. Eligible applicants must not have more than 5 years post-doctoral research experience or have not been doing clinical research for more than 5 years. The winner will be informed prior to UKCO, where they will be asked to present their research. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission system. Abstract submission deadline is Wednesday June 13, 2018.
The winner will receive a prize certificate formally presented at UKCO2018 and complimentary registration for UKCO2019.

3. Best Poster Award
All poster presentations will be eligible for this award. The winner will be voted for by UKCO delegates during the meeting and will be announced before the end of the congress. Abstract submission deadline is Wednesday June 13, 2018.
The winner will receive a prize certificate formally presented at UKCO2018 and complimentary registration for UKCO2019.
Please note: Only members of ASO are eligible to receive the above 3 awards. If you think your membership has lapsed please contact the ASO Office.

4. Best Abstract in Public Health Award

This award sponsored by Fuse will be offered at UKCO2018 only. All abstract submitters will be eligible for this award. The winner will be informed prior to UKCO, where they will be asked to present their research. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission system. Abstract submission deadline is Wednesday June 13, 2018.
The winner will receive a prize certificate formally presented at UKCO2018.


Abstract Submission and Registration for UKCO2018 is now open. Please visit the UKCO event page to find out more.

Kind regards,

UKCO Organising Committee
Association for the Study of Obesity