The benefits of BOMSS membership

BOMSS has evolved as an association for health professionals with an interest in the management of severe obesity and is well-placed to help develop clinical services, pursue education and training and encourage research into this area.

The Annual Scientific Meetings of BOMSS provide excellent educational opportunities for trainees, consultants and AHPs. BOMSS encourages feedback and participation from all members to help that it represents their best interests at all times.


Our Annual Meetings offer the chance to see and hear the latest basic and applied research in bariatric management. They are also a great place to meet colleagues from around the UK and beyond, to network and to garner ideas of best practice.


Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

Partner Societies

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
Society of Bariatric Anaesthetists (SOBA)


BOMSS members are eligible to apply for the annual AUGIS Travel Fellowships which offer the opportunity to observe / study in other units around the globe. Up to five awards of £2,000 are available each year and more details can be found here:


BOMSS is leading the way in bariatric audits and, in Spring 2011, it helped launch the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR).