Welcome Message
Local Organizing Committee

Dear Researchers, Colleagues, and Friends

The number of obese children in schools has risen ten-fold in the past four decades, from 11 million to 124 million children globally, and is growing most rapidly in low- and middle- income countries, according to Comment from the World Obesity Federation (WOF) and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). Obesity is considered as a non-communicable disease and is related with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and several cancers. Obesity and its related diseases are a social economic burden to countries all over the world.

The 10th Asian Oceanian Conference on Obesity (AOCO), 5th International Conference on Obesity and Metabolism (ICOMES), and the Annual Fall Symposium will be opened in Seoul, Korea, August 29 - 31. 2019 is the lunar year of the Pig and it is ranked 12th among the 12 animal signs, therefore people say the Pig is not clever, but stubborn and sturdy because it is heavy and honest. The slogan for the 10th AOCO is ‘Sea of Obesity, Navigating the Future’.

The action plan of the Korea Society for the Study of Obesity (KSSO) in 2019 is to move forward steadily and consistently, not stopping as is the behavior of Pig, in other words, we will strive to find solutions without cessation in the darkness of the environment which cause people to become obese.

Don't miss this chance to present research on basic science, prevention, and treatment at the AOCO & ICOMES's Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea, Aug. 29-31. Poster and oral abstracts slots are available. The submission sites will be published soon.

KSSO sincerely hopes you have wonderful vast experiences and tools to fight obesity in your country, and are willing to share your information during the 2019 AOCO & ICOMES in Korea.

We look forward to meeting all of you in Seoul.