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AOCO-MASO 2021 – Asia Oceania Congress on Obesity and MASO Scientific Conference 2021





Date: 6 - 8 April 2021
Venue: Virtual Conference

Conference website: http://www.aocomaso2021.com

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27th MASO Annual General Meeting and Scientific Update

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Fit and Fun 2020

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NMM 2020 Fair is going virtual!

Go to: https://virtualfair.nutritionmonthmalaysia.org.my/ and REGISTER NOW! Early birds are entitled to get an e-voucher from our sponsors! First 5,000 visitors can redeem our goodie bag!

Mark your calendar (1st - 14th December) to participate in exciting activities. You can follow & like NMM FB & IG for more information about the upcoming events and activities.

FB: Nutrition Month Malaysia
IG: nutritionmonth_malaysia

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Virtual Meeting of the 27th AGM of Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity

Dear MASO Members,

Kindly be informed that the 27th AGM of Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity and Scientific Update has been scheduled as follows:

Date: 10th December 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (Registration starts at 1.30 pm)
Venue: Online ZOOM meeting (link to be sent only to registered members)

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Preliminary Notice on The 27 Th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Malaysian Association for the Study Of Obesity (MASO)

Please be informed that the 27 th AGM of MASO has been scheduled as

following:

Date : 10 th December 2020 (Thursday)
Time : 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. (Registration starts at 1.30 pm)
Venue : Online ZOOM Meeting

Due to an unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, this year AGM will be conducted
Virtually”. Members will be provided with details on how to join the meeting.

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Obesity and COVID-19: Policy Statement

World Obesity Federation commends the WHO and most governments around the world for their leadership and rapid and comprehensive action to control this pandemic. The WHO has highlighted non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a risk factor for becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Based on emerging data and the patterns of infection we have seen in other viral infections, overweight and obesity are also likely to be risk factors for worse outcomes in those who are infected by COVID-19. In the UK, a report suggests that two-thirds of people who have fallen seriously ill with coronavirus were overweight or had obesity. Meanwhile, a report from Italy suggests 99% of deaths have been in patients with pre-existing conditions, including those which are commonly seen in people with obesity such as hypertension, cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. A similar trend was also observed in Malaysia.

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Clinical Care for Obesity: A Preliminary Survey of Sixty‐Eight Countries

World Obesity publish an academic paper on the provision of clinical care for obesity in 68 countries. The paper details the results of a survey conducted over 2 years on the readiness of health systems to provide obesity treatment services across 68 countries.

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