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Oct 18 '22, 8:00 AM - Oct 22 '22, 5:00 PM

International Congress on Obesity (ICO)


October 18 – 22, 2022


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia


The International Congress on Obesity (ICO) was established in 1974, and over 46 years has established itself as the pre-eminent global gathering for experts in obesity.

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), after a short hiatus in it’s 46-year history, ICO 2022 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, policymakers, scientists, and UN representatives. The congress is curating an exciting and dynamic program that will bring together experts on a wide range of topics including obesity research and practice, 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 as a stimulating setting for networking and reconnecting.

Program and speakers

Plenary speakers

  • Prof. Karine ClémentProfessor of Nutrition, INSERM/Sorbonne Universite Research Unit, France
  • Prof. Silvia CorveraProfessor and Endowed Chair, Diabetes Research, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, United States
  • Prof. Jacob GeorgeRobert W. Storr Chair of Hepatic Medicine, Sydney Medical School, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia
  • Prof. Carlos MonteiroProfessor of Nutrition and Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Eran SegalProfessor, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Symposium speakers

  • Dr. Amber AlhadeffPrincipal Investigator, Monell Chemical Senses Center & Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Prof. Kathryn BackholerAssociate Professor and Associate Director, Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
  • Prof. Rachel BatterhamProfessor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Emma BoylandProfessor of Food Marketing and Child Health, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe ChaputSenior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute; Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof. Dan CuthbertsonProfessor of Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Assoc. Prof. Guillaume de LartigueAssociate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center; Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • Assoc. Prof. Ana DomingosAssociate Professor of Neuroscience, Dept. Physiology, Anatomy, Genetics at University of Oxford; Wellcome IRScholar Member of the Advisory Board of Cell Metabolism, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Johan Gunnar ErikssonProfessor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Prof. Mark FebbraioHead of Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory, Drug Discovery Program, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University Australia
  • Prof. Sharon FrielARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Health Equity and Director, Menzies Centre for Health Governance, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Prof. Bee Koon PohProfessor of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Camilla ScheeleAssociate Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Samantha ScholtzConsultant Psychiatrist, Bariatric Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital; Research and Development Director, London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Eran SegalProfessor, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Prof. Kate SteinbeckProfessor and inaugural Chair in Adolescent Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Priya SumithranGroup Leader, Obesity Research Group University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine (St Vincent’s) and Head of Obesity Medicine at Austin Health, Australia
  • Dr. Verónica Vázquez-VelázquezClinical Psychologist, Obesity and Eating Disorders Clinic of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Prof. Matthew Watt, Head, Department of Anatomy & Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia


Please follow the link to access the provisional program, here.


Please follow the link to register, here.


Oct 18 '22, 8:00 AM
Oct 22 '22, 5:00 PM
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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