Dear Colleagues

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to be part of the International Congress on Obesity, hosted at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia in October 2022.

Working in close collaboration with World Obesity members Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) and the Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity (AOASO), this eagerly anticipated congress after a short hiatus in it’s 46-year history, will be the first in-person ICO in 6 years.

The congress will be open to approximately 1,000 delegates from a range of disciplines; including clinicians, policy makers, scientists and UN representatives. We are curating an exciting and dynamic programme that will bring together experts on a wide range of topics including obesity research and practise, pandemic preparedness, basic molecular and cellular science, clinical management and treatment, systems biology, public health and policy. This will be an exceptional opportunity for delegates to engage with the most cutting-edge developments in the prevention and treatment of obesity, as well a stimulating setting for networking and reconnecting.

We look forward to welcoming you to the International Congress on Obesity in Australia!
ICO chairs and programme organising committee

Prof. John Wilding

Professor of Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK

Past-President, World Obesity Federation

Prof. Brian Oldfield

Professor of Physiology, Monash University, Australia

President, Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity

Jane Martin

Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia

President, Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society

Organising partners

Destination partners