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Submit your nomination for the International Congress of Obesity Awards

The deadline for submitting your nomination for the ICO Awards is less than one week away, Friday 23 February.

These prestigious awards recognise outstanding achievements in research and contributions to the field of obesity. Recipients will receive travel, accommodation and registration to ICO in Sao Paulo and a speaking slot in the programme. This excellent opportunity should not be missed!

  • Willendorf Award
    Recognises outstanding clinically oriented research. Candidates for this award must demonstrate substantial contributions to clinical research related to obesity.
  • Wertheimer award 
    Candidates must demonstrate substantial and outstanding basic research contributions related to obesity.
  • William Philip T James1 award 
    Acknowledges outstanding achievement in surveillance, prevention and management of obesity and overall contribution.
  • Emerging Leader award 
    This award is for outstanding advocacy efforts in the field of obesity and recognised youth proposed solutions to address overweight & obesity. Must be under 30 years old.

For Willendorf, Wertheimer or William Philip T James Award you will need the following items submitted with your nomination form:

  • At least one letter of recommendation to support the nomination endorsed by 2 individuals (this can be the nominator and another)
  • Summary CV of nominee – with example list of publications
  • 3 key papers in PDF format (optional)

For the Emerging Leader Award the nominee will need to upload:

  • At least one letter of recommendation to support the nomination endorsed by 2 individuals
  • Personal statement (maximum 2 pages)

Complete the nomination form here and email for any questions please contact

  1. William Philip T James was our Council Member from 1997 to 2001 and Vice President from 2001 to 2005. He was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for his outstanding contributions to nutrition of regional or global significance working in a developing country. ↩︎