What is the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)?

We are a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management. Membership of the society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologists and dieticians. BOMSS aims to promote the development of high quality centres for obesity surgery, to educate and train future obesity surgeons and practitioners…Learn More »

From the President

Roger Ackroyd

The Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy proves a disappointment

The Government has finally published its long-delayed Childhood Obesity Strategy – and it’s disappointing to say the least.

We see a watered down plan covering three areas – the already announced Soft Drinks Industry Levy, a voluntary programme of sugar reduction and a focus on promoting physical activity.

The failure to take steps to reduce salt and fat in our diets undermines

Read more


BOMSS 2017 Alton Towers


IFSO 2017




Latest news

IFSO 2017 in London – registration and abstract submission is open!

IFSO 2017: Get involved:

Join us in Italy in March 2017

BOMSS 2017 – Register here

Visit the BOMSS 2017 microsite

Bariatric surgery ‘a treatment for diabetes’ – http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/current

Guardian story on the work of Council Member Mr Sean Woodcock – click here




BOMSS 2016 Scientific Meeting Platinum sponsors



BOMSS 2016 Scientific Meeting Gold sponsors



BOMSS 2016 Scientific Meeting Silver sponsor


Latest Twitter updates