Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The 2nd Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS) Meeting, one of the biggest obesity events in the Middle East commenced today at the Raffles Hotel Dubai under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Hosted by the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG), the conference is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East to address obesity which has become world’s biggest public health problem. The GOSS Meeting brought bariatric healthcare professionals together as well as International Delegates in Middle East to address the global concern. The conference consisted of live surgeries programme, including three detailed workshops and over 20 sessions with keynote lectures and oral presentations.
The highlight of the conference was the latest technique of Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal (POSE) which was demonstrated for the first time in Dubai through this conference in order to address treatment of obesity without surgery. The POSE technique which is done endoscopically through mouth mimics results like Sleeve Gastrectomy, one of the very popular surgeries for morbid obesity.
Dr Girish Juneja, the chairperson of the scientific committee informed, “expert speakers from various parts of the globe have teamed up with GOSS 2014 to create symposia in obesity science and management. More than 100 international & local expert obesity professional are arriving in Dubai to air their views on this health problem.”
Promising to exceed expectations with multiple topics related to obesity and its solutions, the conference has managed to show live surgeries from around the world which includes Taiwan, France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India & various hospitals from UAE. The experts performed live, showing various complex surgeries to attendees and educating them on how to tackle obesity problems, treating them successfully surgically.
The Annual GOSS Meeting has aimed to become the region’s premiere educational platform in the field of bariatric surgery where practitioners, researchers and allied health professionals come to learn and network. The event proved to have something for every scientist, physician, surgeon, allied health professional, and policy maker interested in solving the concerned issue of obesity.
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