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A Regional Comprehensive Multi-disciplinary Meeting of experts on Obesity and Obesity Surgery

Dubai – United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The 2nd Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS2014) Meeting will be hosted by the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG) under the auspices of the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS), from the 10th – 13th December, 2014 at the Raffles Hotel Dubai.

Dr. M. Jarallah , President of the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society said, “The meeting aims to unify the efforts of national societies from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in combating Obesity and Metabolic Disorders in the gulf region, by creating a single educational platform for health professionals and consolidating the national conferences into the annual GOSS meeting” The meeting will therefore include the 2nd Annual Meeting of EOMSIG, the 6th SKMC Cleveland Clinic Obesity Symposium, the 3rd Kuwait Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Conference, and the 2nd Annual Meeting for the Saudi Arabian Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Faruq M Badiuddin , Organizing President of the Conference commented, “Obesity is a disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach. This conference therefore brings together Dieticians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Anaesthesiologists, Endocrinologists, Gastroenterologists, Bariatricians, Surgeons and University Researchers in the field of Obesity.

The conference will discuss topics including various causes of and the surgical and non-surgical management of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, physiological changes that are part of the Obesity Disease and the changes that occur following Bariatric Surgery. There are dedicated sessions to discuss various techniques of Bariatric and metabolic Surgery and their relative advantages and disadvantages, and techniques to minimize the complications of Bariatric Surgery and what to do when surgery fails to achieve the weight loss target in some cases. Allied healthcare sessions address patient support in Pre & Post Bariatric Surgery Care, and there will be a Consensus Meeting to lay down the Guidelines on the practice of Bariatric Surgery in the region.”

In addition to the scientific discussions, several Workshops and Master classes are being conducted on some of the latest surgical and endoscopic techniques including the very popular Sleeve Gastrectomy, the emerging technique of Mini-Gastric Bypass and POSE (a new endoscopic technique) as well as on the methodologies and value of Patient Support Groups. Live bariatric surgeries from international and local centres will give delegates a chance to watch expert surgeons perform surgeries and to interact with them in a very valuable learning experience.

Dr. Fawaz Torab, Secretary General of GOSS explained about the concept of the GOSS 2014 meeting, “The meeting aims to create a platform where practitioners and researchers can network and exchange knowledge for possible research collaboration; and where the industry can showcase their latest products and services to a captive audience. The meeting has invited world-renowned International faculty and upcoming experts from the Middle East to facilitate sessions to broaden the knowledge and improve the skill sets of attendees. Moreover, the meeting has also encouraged young researchers to submit their research for inclusion in the scientific program and qualify for travel grant awards.”

“I believe this will be a teaser trailer to the World Obesity Congress to be held in Dubai in 2018!” concluded Dr. Faruq.

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