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

A strong Society – and challenges ahead

It is my privilege to have recently taken over as BOMSS President. Having served on Council for a number of years and previously held the posts of both Treasurer and Secretary, I have seen the Society grow from humble beginnings back in 2000 to what it is today. We have an ever increasing membership, both surgeons and allied health professionals, and BOMSS is now regarded as THE professional society for our specialty.
I’m happy to say that we have a very talented and committed Council and everyone on it works very hard on behalf of the Society and all its members. I am very grateful to Mr Shaw Somers, Honorary Secretary, Mr Vinod Menon, Treasurer – and the rest of Council for their hard work and support.
The 6th Annual Scientific Congress in Newcastle was again a great success with record numbers of delegates.

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BOMSS 2016: Cardiff – January 28/29

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BOMSS hails delay in transfer of obesity services to CGS: http://www.bomss.org.uk/press-releases-and-statements/

Extract from the NBSR: Extract_from_the_NBSR_2014_Report

BOMSS 2016: The 2016 Scientific Meeting will be held will be held in Cardiff from January 28-29. http://www.visitwales.com

IFSO 2017: Get involved: http://www.bomss.org.uk/conference-courses/ifso-2017/

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