Conferences


MASO organizes its scientific conference on obesity biennially with the multiple aims of:

  • Establishing and strengthening research through networking and collaboration among member countries and participants,

  • Providing a platform for exchange of experiences in addressing issues on obesity, at a national and international level, and

  • Sharing knowledge and expertise on current approaches to the management of obesity, including basic science, applied and clinical research, epidemiology and pharmacotherapy.

MASO began organizing biennial conferences since 1995 .


MASO 1995 – MASO Scientific Conference, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 1997 – MASO Scientific Conference, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 1999 – MASO Scientific Conference, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2001 – MASO Scientific Conference, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2003 – 2nd Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity (AOASO), Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2005 – In conjunction with the Malaysian Scientific Association’s International Scientific Conference (ISC 2005), Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2007 – 2nd Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave (APOC) co-organised with Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society (APBSS), Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2009 – MASO Scientific Conference, Best Western Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2011 – MASO Scientific Conference, Hotel Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2014 – 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO) jointly organized with World Obesity Federation, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur


MASO 2015 – MASO Scientific Conference, Hotel Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur




International Congress on Obesity


The International Congress on Obesity (ICO) is the official congress of IASO and is held every four years.


The 12th ICO will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 17th-21st March, 2014.




For further information please visit the Congress website at : http://www.iaso.org/events/ico/ico-2014/




Past International Congresses on Obesity



Year Location
1974 London, UK
1977 Washington DC, USA
1980 Rome, Italy
1983 New York, USA
1986 Jerusalem, Israel
1990 Kobe, Japan
1994 Toronto, Canada
1998 Paris, France
2002 São Paulo, Brazil
2006 Sydney, Australia
2010 Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia