A collaboration between the Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland (ASOI) and the Irish Coalition for People living with Obesity (ICPO) were joint winners of the EASO Award for the Best Collaborative Project.
On World Obesity Day (March 4) the two organisations held an online event with a live host and pre-recorded sessions. It involved 50 people living with obesity and 20 professional obesity healthcare specialists and attracted 162 participants. In addition, the two organisations conducted an extensive social media campaign which put them in the 5th and 9th position in the top 10 most active social media influencers on World Obesity Day.
Members of ICPO.
Standing, from left to right: Eoin O’Connell, Linda Smyth, Vicki Mooney, Bernadette Keenan, Ben Whelan, and Deirdre Murphy
Seated: Maura Murphy, Susie Birney, MF White and Teena Gates