New faces on the BOMSS Council

The term of office of some BOMSS Council members is shortly due to expire.  At the recent AGM, it was also decided to expand the Council by two full (Consultant) members and one AHP member.  In light of this, elections have been held for these posts.

The people due to demit office are Mr Richard Welbourn, Mr Michael Rhodes, Mr Peter Sedman (full members) and Ms Andi Fox-Hiley (AHP member).  They are due thanks them for their service and for all their hard work on behalf of the BOMSS Council over the past few years.  

Those elected to Council are Mr Richard Welbourn (re-elected), Mr Shaw Somers, Mr Sean Woodcock, Mr Vinod Menon, Mr Peter Small (full members) and the new AHP Representatives are Ms Gail Pinnock and Mr Ken Clare.  They will take up office following the Council meeting at the forthcoming DDF meeting in Liverpool in June.  

 


NBSR update
February 2012

The NBSR report published in April 2011 demonstrated safety of surgery in  more than 8,000 patients in the UK with low complication rates.  The one- and two-year follow up data showed impressive improvement in obesity-related disease.  At the NBSR Workshop session at the BOMSS 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in Bristol, Mr Richard Welbourn highlighted the results and presented to the membership work in progress for discussion as the Registry evolves.  Members who wish to be involved should send expressions of interest to Mr Alberic Fiennes, Chair of the NBSR Committee via Nichola Coates at the BOMSS office, email: nichola@augis.org


NBSR update

The NBSR report published in April 2011 demonstrated safety of surgery in  more than 8,000 patients in the UK with low complication rates.  The one- and two-year follow up data showed impressive improvement in obesity-related disease.  At the NBSR Workshop session at the BOMSS 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in Bristol, Mr Richard Welbourn highlighted the results and presented to the membership work in progress for discussion as the Registry evolves.  Members who wish to be involved should send expressions of interest to Mr Alberic Fiennes, Chair of the NBSR Committee via Nichola Coates at the BOMSS office, email: nichola@augis.org


BOMSS supports Obesity Symposium

London 2012: the Future of Obesity Treatment aims to review the current status of obesity treatment and to discuss how best to address the challenges in the future. Some of the world’s leading authorities will address this challenging topic and the meeting will also be as interactive as possible with expert panel discussions and a final debate on the different treatment options.

The meeting is open to general practitioners, surgeons, physicians, diabetologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, commissioners and managers, all of whom face their own specific challenges in this evolving field. Trainees and allied health care professionals involved in the specialist management of patients suffering from obesity will also benefit from attending.

The International Symposium will take place on February 3, 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. See the website for further information and registration – http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/obesitysymposium
Gianluca Bonanomi MD FRCS, Carel le Roux PhD MRCP, Bobby Prasad FRCPI