International Congress on Obesity (ICO)

18-22 October 2022 in Melbourne, Australia

Join us in Melbourne on 18-22 October 2022


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Why attend?

ICO 2022 will provide healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers, students of obesity prevention and management, advocates and people living with obesity the opportunity to learn about and discuss:

  • The latest research on all aspects of obesity
  • New innovative preventive and treatment strategies
  • Insight from the world’s leading obesity specialists
  • Global alliances to reduce the prevalence of obesity and its associated burden of diseases
  • Opportunity to network with friends and colleagues

Introducing our ICO 2022 Chairs

John Wilding

Professor of Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK

President, World Obesity Federation

John leads Clinical Research into Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool. He has been a clinical academic at the University of Liverpool since 1996, and was appointed as Professor of Medicine in 2005. He leads specialist services for severe obesity at University Hospital Aintree – designated a Centre for Obesity Management by the UK and European Associations for the Study of Obesity. He is an Associate Editor of Diabetic Medicine, and chairs the National Clinical Research Network Metabolic and Endocrine Speciality Group. He is a past Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity and a member of the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Nutrition, Weight and Health.

Brian Oldfield

Professor of Physiology, Monash University, Australia

President, Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity

Brian has been an NHMRC Research Fellow since 1985 and a Principal Research Fellow since 2001. He has held a professorial appointment in the Department of Physiology, Monash University since 2005 and is an adjunct Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney. He has long standing interests that extend beyond his scientific focus and involve attempts to better inform other researchers and the general community about the biology of overweight and weight loss and, as such, hopes to help to reduce the stigma that is often directed toward those with obesity.

Jane Martin

Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia

President, Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society

Jane has worked in public health advocacy for more than thirty-five years covering tobacco control, alcohol policy and obesity prevention. Her interests lie in research, knowledge translation and partnerships to support reform. She is active in the media as a commentator and advises state and federal governments on alcohol and obesity policy. Jane was awarded the Public Health Association’s President’s Award in 2019 and a Deakin Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to public health advocacy in 2018. She is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, and leads the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and GLOBE – the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University.

Organising Partners

The city

With more than 2.2 million residents, the city attracts visitors and transplants with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming business, pro sports and award-winning cuisine.

The venue

Houston’s boldest new hotel will bring sponsors, exhibitors and delegates into the center of downtown Houston’s bustling energy.


how to arrive?

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