Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Hong Kong Obesity Society, we cordially invite you to join us in the Asia-Oceania Conference on Obesity 2023 (AOCO 2023) to be held in Hong Kong from Friday to Sunday, 4 – 6 August 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  It is our honour to host AOCO 2023 under the auspices of the Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity. 

Although we have adapted to virtual conferences in the past two years due to the pandemic, we hope that by August 2023 the situation will allow us to hold a face-to-face Conference.  The Organizing Committee is carefully preparing the Conference with all our best endeavours to offer an excellent scientific programme.  The main theme of the Conference is “The Many Faces of Obesity” and we will explore the current developments and advances in a variety of specialty areas within the sphere of obesity.  We aim to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of researchers, scientists, clinicians, surgeons, dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals from across the international community to exchange ideas, acquire new knowledge and be inspired on obesity-related subjects.

The 3-day conference will feature keynote lectures, focused symposia, plenary sessions, free paper presentations, poster presentations and networking sessions that will undoubtedly enrich knowledge and stimulate thinking.  Opportunities are also provided in the Exhibition for leading companies in the industry to showcase their latest technologies and products. 

Hong Kong is a metropolitan and information hub customized with vibrant lifestyle, beautiful scenery, and mixed cultures from the east and west.  Hence, the fun of the Conference will continue with our fabulous social events.  From the traditional Chinese and Asian culture to the modern westernized design, Hong Kong has plenty of excitement to offer you and your companion.

We are sure it is going to be a rewarding and enjoyable Conference.  Come and explore this unforgettable experience in our energetic city.  We look forward to seeing you in AOCO 2023 in Hong Kong.


Dr. Michele Mae Ann YUEN

Chair, Organizing Committee
AOCO 2023 Conference

Dr. Tsun Miu TSUI

Hong Kong Obesity Society