Richard Welbourn, who will take over the presidency of BOMSS in January, has been featured in the new edition of Bariatric News. Mr Welbourn, a senior bariatric surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital and Nuffield Health Hospital in Taunton, played a key role in the effort to develop the UK’s National Bariatric Surgery Registry, and is currently working on Version 2 of the Tegistry.
He also revealed that BOMSS is hoping to host a major international IFSO meeting in London, possibly in 2017. He added: “We’re also talking about having joint conferences with physicians. We’re aware that politically if we’re going to increase the provision of surgery we’re going to need to have joined-up conversations with all stakeholders.”