Shaw takes on visiting lecturer post

BOMSS Council member Shaw Somers has been invited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to be their visiting Bariatric lecturer for 2016.

He will be visiting three centres in New Zealand and four in Australia, as well as presenting keynote lectures at the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons meeting this month and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons meeting in May 2016).

Shaw will be particularly interested in seeing bariatric clinics at work and learning how barriers to access for surgery are approached in Australia and New Zealand. He is also looking forward to meeting the personalities and leaders in bariatric surgery that shape practice in these countries and learning their challenges.

Along the way, there will be time to take in the experiences of another continent! Follow him at