31st European Congress on Obesity
European Association for the Study of Obesity


Congress Dates
12-15 May, 2024, Venice - Italy

Congress Venue
Venice Convention Center
Lungomare Marconi, 30126 Lido di Venezia.

Certificate of Participation
A Certificate of attendance will be sent per e-mail to all delegates after the Congress.

The average temperature in Venice around the middle of May, averages are around 17°C (63°F), with highs of 21°C (70°F) and lows of 13°C (56°F).

Covid-19 Information
At this moment there are no restrictive measures for indoor events, including congresses.
Please keep personal distance, use disinfection, and follow all rules required by the organisers and the venue.

The official currency in Italy is Euro.

Dress Code
Clothing for ECO2024 is informal for all occasions.

The official language of the congress is English.

Liability & Insurance
The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to conference participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Photography & Recording Privileges
The congress content is the copyright of EASO, however, non-flash photography using personal devices and for strictly personal, social or non-commercial use, is permitted if not disruptive to the speaker and/or other session attendees. Video or audio recording in scientific sessions is not permitted unless authorized by EASO.

Sustainable Congress
EASO deeply cares about the environment, and therefore is assessing the sustainability of all activities at the congress to reduce the environmental footprint. For that reason majority of materials are purely digital. You will be able to download the Final programme from the congress website an mobile app to reduce paper waste. We strongly recommend downloading the congress mobile app where you will also find the up-to-date programme, abstracts, networking events and other useful information. We also have a commitment to source food locally and donate any leftovers, and reduce plastic supporting material at the congress.

Visa Requirements
US Citizens
American citizens are not required a visa to enter Italy if they plan to stay under 90 days. However, your passport must be valid for at least six months after your planned departure date.

Australian and New Zealand Citizens
Australian citizens planning on staying in Italy or any other EU member country for less than 90 days are not required a visa. Your passport has to have at least six-month validity from your planned date of return.

New Zealanders do not require a visa to enter Italy and can spend up to three months in the country. However, they will need a return ticket and a passport with at least three-month validity from their planned departure date. Currently, New Zealand has bilateral visa waiver agreements with certain countries in the Schengen area including Italy, which you might want to check out before traveling: Safetravel.govt.nz

EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens
As citizens of the European Union and European Economic Area, you will not need a visa to enter the country.

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden, Island, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Citizens of Countries That Do Not Require A Visa
The following states do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days, but require a valid passport to enter Italy:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Bermuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldava, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Salvador, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Venezuela.

Citizens of States That Require A Visa
Citizens of countries not previously mentioned will need to get a Schengen (short-stay) visa to enter Italy or any other EU country. For more information, we recommend visiting the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy: